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Old 08-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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This can't be good right? Not leaking yet. Not sure how long it's been like that. Found this when checking out a house to buy.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Not good. Have them lower the price to cover repairs. And replace it with a wye- not a tee.

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Could it just be a surface issue and the pipe could last much longer like that?
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Looks like a surface crack for now, but how long will it last? Who knows. Get it replaced, or the price lowered, like E Plumber suggested.

Also, how far away is the nearest pipe support?
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How much would it cost to have replaced? This is in update NY.
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Inspectors says around $500 to replace that piece.

On a side note, the guys inspecting the septic couldn't find the septic tank openings. They poked in the ground with a bar, found the box by digging a small hole, but said they would have to bring in a machine to dig more and find the openings. This sounds like a big deal to inspect the septic system. Don't they usually find the openings with a metal detector or digging a few more small holes instead of bringing in a machine a tearing up the seller's yard?
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Hard ground, more then 2' deep-- dig with a hoe or have the home owner expose it. I'm too old to camp out on a shovel. Especially if I'm not sure I'm digging in the right spot.

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