Re: Pipe bursting used for residential sewer repair?
Posted by hj on November 16, 2002 at 08:33:52:
In response to Re: Pipe bursting used for residential sewer repair?
I am not sure if bursting is economically feasible for a pipe that short, but in most situations, (except for one I had this week), the Orangeburg pipe just goes to the area of your property line. The city's clay pipe normally terminates at that point and is usually not a problem.

: My family has a 1955 home with Orangeburg pipe (4 inch?) to the public sewer main. As the Orangeburg is clogging every couple of years it's suspected it's collapsing.
: It's a 50-60 foot straight run from the house basement to the public line. Is pipe bursting done for this sort of residential repair?
: How would the cost compare to an 8-10 foot trench required across the yard with public sidewalk (and asphalt street?) for traditional replacement?
: About 10 years ago a neighbor paid $4000 for traditional replacement, but I think they stopped at the edge of the public street.
: There is no manhole in front of this house. Is that a problem?
: Thanks.

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