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Old 12-11-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Standing liquid in cleanout

I had a clog recently at the cleanout that is about 15 feet before the town sewer line. A plumber cleared it out but advises me to have the
entire 15 feet replaced "because something isn't right with it".
When I look down the cleanout about 10 feet below ground I can see standing liquid and if someone were to flush the toilet I would see liquid rush by and then there would be the standing liquid afterwards. Does anyone know if it's normal to see standing liquid like this?


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Old 12-11-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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All drain liquid should flow right on through the line unless it has an obstruction (roots?), a break (dirt? roots?), or a dip in the line due to compaction or settling.
Sounds like it needs to be inspected with a video camera to see exactly what you're dealing with, or just go ahead and dig it up and replace it with a new line with the proper slope.
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