Water Main Sheared Off
Posted by Dennis on August 05, 2002 at 12:16:41:
Two inch bell end water supply line sheared off at basement entrance. Dug out and found line had sunk a good 2-3 inches over the last 5 years. This line runs from the meter to my house a good 300 feet. There is a curve in the line at the house end, where it goes under the driveway (gravel). I temporarily cut out ten feet of line and replaced it, but there is a bind in the pipe where it enters the house, so it is pushing against the concrete. Should I have someone excavate this line back to the start of the curve, then run it straight up to the house and put in a 90 degree elbow and run it in to the house to take the bind out, or can I do something simpler?

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