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Old 05-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Black oily substance leaking from my new sewer pipe


A few months ago I had a damaged sewer pipe replaced with a new cast iron pipe. Everything's been good, except lately I've noticed a black oily substance leaking from the lead and oakum joints. I've had a bucket under it, and it's caught quite a bit.

I asked someone from the plumbing company that did the replacement and was assured that it's normal.

Here are some pictures. This doesn't seem like it should be normal to me. Any opinions?



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Old 05-09-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Nope not normal, it's leaking raw sewerage.
I'm blpwn away they did not just replace it all with PVC.

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A few months ago I had a damaged sewer pipe replaced with a new cast iron pipe. Everything's been good, except lately I've noticed a black oily substance leaking from the lead and oakum joints. I've had a bucket under it, and it's caught quite a bit.

I asked someone from the plumbing company that did the replacement and was assured that it's normal.

Here are some pictures. This doesn't seem like it should be normal to me. Any opinions?
I'd say you have a cracked hub- possibly the length of the pup.
Time for a warranty call. And don't let them smear some kind of sealant on it
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Call back!! not surprising though the art of lead and oakum is almost null existing.
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I am not a plumber, but I have poured a lot of lead joints and never had anything like that.
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