Originally Posted by gsensel
Just so I understand. You are saying put the riser back in. Then dig up around the clean out area and post a picture?
Yes, you don't want dirt falling down the hole into the horizontal line. Hopefully its not deep.
If you think you can reseat the pipe- then perhaps you can get away from digging. But for peace of mind-I'd expose the connection to make sure it ok.
I'm assuming the pipe is joined with gaskets and not glue. If it is actually glue joints- then someone didn't glue it and now needs to be corrected- another reason to expose it.
Question- if you have the pipe completely out of the ground, is the end beveled or tapered? If so, its gasket pipe- known as "3034 sewer pipe"