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Old 12-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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drains are backing up


K , well it backed up again. I ended up pushing up into the house from the cleanout with a thick wire and a catch on the end of it. It brought back some roots. So I dug up the sewer line in that area and sure enough the pipe was cracked with roots growing inside it. unfortunately the crack was on the pipes leading to the clean out , so i had to replace the clean out as well.

Everything is really good now with it , at least for now. I just wanted to give some feed back. Thanks everyone for the help.

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:49 PM   #17
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Glad you found the problem!

Was the cracked area where the roots penetrated PVC?
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:33 PM   #18
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yeah here is the culprit, the entire segment was full of roots.
when i dug it up the water was dripping out of it, you can see that below the pipes. I ended up digging a hole 3x that size, since that connector hits the clean out I had to saw out the entire clean out and replace that as well.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:35 PM   #19
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Thats a pretty good crack...

Maybe a truck or a loader ended up going over it causing the crack.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:21 AM   #20
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I'm not too sure, it was cracked underneath and on the lip of the attaching piece. there were roots coming out of both cracks. It's fixed now.

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