please review new drain and sewer line pictures

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  1. citadelcadet

    citadelcadet New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am having my washer drain line and my main sewer line replaced. The 1 story house was built in 1965 and has cast iron plumbing on a slab foundation.
    The cause of the repair was a failed washer drain line. I had 3 plumbers troubleshoot and the running trap in the slab was broken. Mud pulled out.

    The consistent recommendation was to either reroute the line or repair in slab. I decided to reroute as the laundry room was on an exterior wall.

    The plumbing company is rerouting the line through my front yard (flower bed area). They also recommended replacing the main sewer line as they said it was potentially made from Orangeburb pipe.

    I have attached pics of the work in progress.

    • The 1st pic is of the pipe exiting the exterior wall the through my patio into the flower bed area of my front yard.
    • The 2nd pic is of the washer drain line running across my yard into the main sewer line
    • The 3rd pic is of the new pvc sewer line connecting with the house sewer line
    • The 4th pic is of the new pvc sewer line connecting with the city sewer line near the street
    • The 5th pic is the old main sewer pipe
    • Pic 6 is of the new plumbing in the laundry room.

    I have a few questions:
    1) does this look like it is being done correctly?

    2) They used some type of rubber like coupling between the PVC and main house sewer line (cast iron) and the new pvc line and the city sewer line. Is this the way it is supposed to be done?

    3) Anyone know what type of material my old sewer pipe was made from.. is that orangeburg... did I need to replace it?

    4) Does the plumbing work in the laundry room look correct? They said they cut the old cast iron washer drain line and capped it.

    5) I am being charge $4k for the job. Is that reasonable?



    Any help is appreciated as the will be finishing the job soon....!
  2. citadelcadet

    citadelcadet New Member

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    addition pic

    pic of laundry room plumbing

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  3. citadelcadet

    citadelcadet New Member

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    additional pic of old sewer pipe

    what is this?

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  4. got_nailed

    got_nailed DIY Senior Member

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    I don’t like the depth of the pipe. Where do you live? Well the pic I was looking at was only for a washer so with a good amount of fall it’ll be ok.

    I would not have downed size the pipe at the street like they did. I would have pulled it into his house and then downsized it.

    1) I would have not down sized the pipe at the last cleanout, I would of done it in or at the house.
    2) It gets done all of the time where I live and yes its fine and about the best way to go from PVC to cast.
    3) Go hit it with a hammer and let us know what happens.
    4) Its not very deep if you live in a cold country but if it’s only a washer it’ll be ok if it has a good bit of fall.
    5) I don’t do that kind of work. Are they fixing the pad they cut and doing all of the landscaping to look at the best 1/2 assed?
  5. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    Shouldn't this pipe empty into a three inch pipe when it turns horizonal?
  6. citadelcadet

    citadelcadet New Member

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    The pipe size in washer room is 2".
    It runs 2" until it exits the patio slab, then it upsizes to 3".
    It runs at 3" until the main new pvc sewer line where it goes to 4" I believe.

    Also,

    we are in Texas
  7. citadelcadet

    citadelcadet New Member

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    comments anyone?

    comments anyone?
  8. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    In Florida it's now got to be a 3 up to the tee.
  9. citadelcadet

    citadelcadet New Member

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    I just got the plumber to increase the 2" horizonal pipe to 3" through the walkway
  10. GrumpyPlumber

    GrumpyPlumber Licensed Grump

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    I betcha he was delighted!
    Better to have it done right.
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