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Old 10-27-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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my sewer line from the house to the septic tank is about 50 years old and is spliced, patched and broken is several places. i have decided to replace the line. i have average plumbing skills, and can run a backhoe. the problem lies that i have to "reroute" the line around a house trailor that has been put in since. i am looking for suggestions/how to trips to do this. the existing line is 4" and i am planning to replace it with the same size. i just am not sure about if i can put a sweeping 90 in or have to use all 45s. i would appricate any advice.


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Old 10-28-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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Seeping 90's are fine, just maintain an even and adequate slope.

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
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Don't forget that the added length of pipe to go around the trailer results in a greater (vertical) drop requirement from house drain outlet to septic tank.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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i went out and measured it and it is just under 100'.. i figured with the sweeps it will be right at 100'. so i would need a 1' drop over the entire line... right?
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1/4" per ft or 3-4% slope
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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i know this might sound like a dumb question... but what kind of pipe do i need? i know i can use standard sch. 40 pvc... is that my only option?

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