Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9
Share |
Default

Finding the main drain pipe in my basement floor?


Hello,

I am trying to find the main drain pipe in my basement floor to install a bathroom. I thought I knew where it was but after 8 hours of scoring and jackhammering my floor I came up with nothing..! I dug down down 2-2.5 feet under the concrete.

The drain is cast iron. Could I use a metal detector to find it? My floor is 4 inches thick. Would that make

The next time I go at it I want to know exactly where its at before.

In anyones professional opinion what is the best way to find it with out going to pull records.

Thank you!

John

jbravo8212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 10:20 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 26
Default

Finding the main drain pipe in my basement floor?


You could rent an electric drain cable machine (snake), put a 3" or 4" blade on it, depending on your pipe size and you should be able to hear the blade banging around in the pipe which would give you a general location to dig. There also are contractors like Mr. Rooter plumbing that have line location equipment but that could cost 2 or 3 hundred bucks. Don't know about the metal detector.

almostdone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basement Floor Drain & Sewer Gas 1914 Home Plumbing 4 09-26-2009 03:46 PM
How to drain a utility sink that is in basement? Mikey Palmice Plumbing 40 01-28-2008 09:11 PM
Rain water draining into sump pit ERIK2173 Building & Construction 19 07-20-2007 09:19 PM
Sewer gas smell in basement when doing laundry on main floor Bornintc Plumbing 1 01-17-2007 11:04 AM
Basement Floor Drain amazinlittledevil Plumbing 8 01-04-2007 01:17 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.