Don't know what I'm looking at...

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by richrc1131, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. richrc1131

    richrc1131 New Member

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    Maybe you guys can identify what I'm looking at. I don't have a pic. Here's the story:
    • Very old house
    • Main line was clogged
    • Plumbers wanted insane amounts to dig up my front yard
    • I did it myself
    • Discovered that a vertical pipe (clay) had shattered under pressure from all of the rocks that gathered around it over the decades.
    • The last plumber that came out snaked from there to the sewer and the lines unclogged.
    • He also installed a vertical pvc pipe the extends a few inches above ground.
    What is that pipe for?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I'm assuming that vertical section has a cap on it? It is likely a cleanout. It gives easy access to the main line to clean it out rather than having to do it from inside of the house.
  3. richrc1131

    richrc1131 New Member

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    Oh ok

    That makes sense. Now wifey wants me to make it less noticeable. Yeah right. Thanks for the quick response.
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Hollow landscape rock...hides all sorts of things, comes in various sizes. Depending on the brand, some are fiberglass, some plastic, some stone composite.
  5. krow

    krow Plumber

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    Now is a good oppurtunity for you to get in gardening mode. Plant some flowers or shrubs around it
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Just make sure that a drain cleaning outfit is still able to use it!
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