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hamscam 09-04-2012 09:56 AM

Best way to fix a broken sewer cap?
 
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With this picture you will see a broken sewer cap. This was underneath a horribly built deck that the last home owner installed. Apparently something smashed through the plastic hub and the metal cap. There is also a fair amount of rust. What is the best way to go about repairing this? It was suggested to me to use a pvc sewer cap, and a Fernco rubber cap. But I would like a second opinion on the matter. Thanks!

Fix'n it 09-04-2012 09:12 PM

i would dig down a little, to see what you have to work with.

joecaption 09-04-2012 09:17 PM

That looks like a hub not just the pipe. You would have to remove that PVC dig out some dirt and use a chain cutter to snap it off in order to fit a hub less connector.

That also looks like SCH. 20 not SCH 40 PVC, toss it and get a new piece of SCH 40 a threaded adaptor and a threaded plug.

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TheEplumber 09-04-2012 09:28 PM

Simplest way- put a expandable "dollar plug" in the pipe and a PVC cleanout adapter and plug on the plastic riser

joecaption 09-04-2012 09:34 PM

Look at that PVC riser, looks to thin, and notice what looks like a seam in the bottom right, plus all the chips. Hard to do that with SCH 40.

TheEplumber 09-04-2012 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1003452)
Look at that PVC riser, looks to thin, and notice what looks like a seam in the bottom right, plus all the chips. Hard to do that with SCH 40.

It's prolly 3034 pvc- very common in my parts. used by municipalities and contractors for side sewers/laterals.
Granted the best approach is to dig it up and see whats all there.
I was only suggesting a simple, cheap yet functional repair.

COLDIRON 09-05-2012 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 1003454)
It's prolly 3034 pvc- very common in my parts. used by municipalities and contractors for side sewers/laterals.
Granted the best approach is to dig it up and see whats all there.
I was only suggesting a simple, cheap yet functional repair.


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