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johnny558 05-09-2006 01:57 PM

Who's responsible? Part II
My contractor had to run a 4 inch sewer line from the back of my house,(where the extension is built) through an existing wall which had to be torn down, to make the connection to my main sewer in the basement in the front of my house. Who's responsible for putting my wall back up? The contractor told me that he would be able to connect the sewer to a 3 inch drain pipe that runs through the same wall. The city said he coud'nt do it. Since he made the mistake I think he should put my wall back up.........What do you guys think I should do?

747 05-11-2006 06:45 AM

I honestly don't know. I wish more of the big boys would stop by this forum. For some reason only a hand full stop bye.

MAS2006 05-11-2006 01:08 PM

Do you have a written contract and what does it spell out? If not in there falls back to you (sorry). Permit should have stated requirements by city. Any change orders signed/presented by/to you?:confused:

redline 05-11-2006 05:39 PM

Who tore down the wall?

Is this a foundation wall?

jmic 05-11-2006 07:59 PM

I don't understand , if I had to run a 3 or 4" line through a wall, weather concrete or whatever I'd put a hole through the wall I needed to get the pipe through. Not take the wall down.

johnny558 05-11-2006 09:00 PM

the pipe runs along the side if my basement wall which is the concrete foundation of my house. The pipe runs about 30 ft from the back of the basement to the front of it where the main sewer line is.

johnny558 05-11-2006 09:03 PM

The contractor tore the wall down.

Bud Cline 05-11-2006 10:40 PM


How much of the wall was removed?

How about some more info?:)

Alan 05-17-2006 06:13 PM

It kind of depends on your contract, but in reality most people would rely on their contractor to keep in line with local codes when they're doing work. If he's violated one and the city told him to stop and figure out another way, then it should be on his dime IMO.

No experience in this situation though, sorry. :(

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