Re: Sewer line repair - How would you proceed?
Posted by hj on September 15, 19100 at 22:57:23:
In response to Re: Sewer line repair - How would you proceed?
You are asking the impossible. We have no way of knowing the job conditions, what or how much was damaged, or any of the myriad other conditions that could occur. The one thing I will never do, and most good plumbers will not either, is second guess a job after it is completed. After the work is done, it could appear to be a very simple job, but while doing it, it could have been a very time consuming miserable job.

: Scenario:

: A plbg contractor is called out to a Condominum property and asked to fix a ruptured water main.
: The excavator accidentally ruptures an adjacent sewer line as he digs for the water line. The plumber
: is then required to fix the sewer line as well. It is December 24th and the weather is wet, cold, muddy and
: miserable. What would a reasonable plumbing contractor do to ensure things are going to be fine. Please outline
: step by step. (Even the trivial steps are important here). As a note, the line was 50' long between the sewr main
: and the condo bldg.

: I need to compare your procedure with what was actually done. The condo suffered a large scale sewer back up shortly after
: the plumber left the site. We need to know if the plumber took reasonable steps with the repair work or if he overlooked
: something that may have lead to this back up a short time later.

: Thanks,

: Jay

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