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Old 10-13-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Our house is 100 years old and in that time the house has shifted. Our problem is that the slope of the main stack were it leaves the house is now level instead of at an angle and we need to know how to get the angle back so it drains. Thanks

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Old 10-14-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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I think you mean the building drain. Assuming the house has sunk some and the horizontal is flat then you need to replace the drain al the way where it is deep enough to get your 1/4" slope.

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the basement looks like it was dug out some time after the house was built because the the part of the stack that goes to the street that has droped it about half way up the wall like it looks like i could take a jack and jack it up then build a wall to support it but don't know if that would work
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Do you mean that the basement used to be a crawlspace that was dug out to be a full basement and the drain pipe that was in the ground is now hanging? A picture would help.
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