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Old 03-23-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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So we have just moved into a new house.

The grass hasn't been cut in months so that's what I was doing today when I happened to come across some sort of drainage/sewer cap and of course the lawn mower chewed it up.

The area around this cap was boggy previously but I had no idea until today and I found the cap.

Now there is no damage to the actual pipe that runs through this cap but the water coming thru shower+faucet is slightly brown.



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Ayuh,... No idea what it's for, but grab a rubber fernco cap, 'n cap it...

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Old 03-23-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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Just fit one of these on top?
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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Ayuh,... That's the ticket...

Put a pin or stick in the ground next to it, so's ya don't hit it again...
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Thank you!!!

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Put a pin or stick in the ground next to it, so's ya don't hit it again...
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Diamater is 6inch - the biggest fernco have at home depot is 4...yikes
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Diamater is 6inch - the biggest fernco have at home depot is 4...yikes
Could be a valve riser for water service or irrigation. Pump out the water and see whats down there
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...snip... but the water coming thru shower+faucet is slightly brown.
The brown water from your shower and faucet is unrelated to that pipe with the broken cap. The brown water from the shower and faucet is probably coming from your water heater and that you need to drain and flush it.

If you do that, after the drain and flush procedure, suggest flushing out your hot water lines by opening your laundry tray faucet first and run hot water until the water runs clear. Then remove all of the aerators in the kitchen and bathroom spouts and run hot water through them until they run clear. Doing this will give you a good chance of getting any sediment out of your hot water lines without clogging stuff.

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If possible, start by not using hot water for several hours. Turn off the water heater. (Knob turned to "pilot" for gas heaters)

Then tun off the main water valve, open any faucet upstairs, then drain several gallons (not the entire tankful) by opening the water heater bottom drain valve. (Stop when the water runs clear.) Close the faucet, open the main water valve, and drain more from the water heater drain. Again, stop when the water runs clear.

Finally open a hot faucet, wait for water to gush out, then turn the water heater back on.
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Ayuh,... Try an industrial plumbing supply house, rather than HD...

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