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Old 02-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #16
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Just so I understand. You are saying put the riser back in. Then dig up around the clean out area and post a picture?

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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"
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The whole riser came out????? And dirt and rocks went down the hole and into your sewer pipe?????????

You need to stick it back in, dig down till you find the next bell, and see if that has been properly primed and glued, and keep going till you hit a proper connection.

Moe, Larry, and Curly must have been there.
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I"m somewhat confused. Start CAREFULLY digging around it and post a pic.
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The whole riser came out????? And dirt and rocks went down the hole and into your sewer pipe?????????

You need to stick it back in, dig down till you find the next bell, and see if that has been properly primed and glued, and keep going till you hit a proper connection.

Moe, Larry, and Curly must have been there.
Only a few rocks did as I cleaned leaves away to keep them out. It will be a few days before I can get a picture posted (Probably Monday or Tuesday)

Sadly you are very right with your last statement. They reinforced a rotting subfloor with thin tin metal opposed to fixing the problems (an improperly installed toilet being the biggest).
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Only a few rocks did as I cleaned leaves away to keep them out. It will be a few days before I can get a picture posted (Probably Monday or Tuesday)

Sadly you are very right with your last statement. They reinforced a rotting subfloor with thin tin metal opposed to fixing the problems (an improperly installed toilet being the biggest).
Where are you located? If, by chance, you happen to be nearby, I wouldn't mind helping you dig it up. I just bought 2 new shovels anyways!
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West Central Missouri, 1 hour south of KC. So might be a lot far since it says SE Texas next to your profile. Thanks for the offer though!
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West Central Missouri, 1 hour south of KC. So might be a lot far since it says SE Texas next to your profile. Thanks for the offer though!
Yeah, that's a bit of a drive. Good luck.
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I went back out today to look at it and make sure the riser was in good. I got the riser in a little better and the cap popped right off so it was not glued. I have a friend who is a contractor and will is going to come look at it on Monday. So I'll post some more then.
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you may want to sick your shop vac hose down there to suck out the rocks that fell down there. Did your riser go into a rubber gasket?
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I haven't dug it out yet. I just shifted it around and pushed it down. The digging will be tomorrow since I work night shift today.
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Any updates?
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Any updates?
We usually lose them after the problems solved, or the wife kicks them off the laptop.
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Not really. I had my friend come out and he was kind of just stick it back in and don't worry approach. Also I'm kind of waiting on the city because of a issue that first brought the clean out to my attention.

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