Re: Question on pipe repair (related to posts below)
Posted by ED on January 16, 2004 at 16:20:24:
In response to Re: Question on pipe repair (related to posts below)
Sorry for not getting back with you sooner.

Your idea of using 45 degree elbows to get proper
slope on pipe would work. 90 degree long sweep elbows would too. Remember to keep everything 2 inches.

Regarding the drainage of waste, since it is not sewage, but mainly gray water, and since it has not been leaking for long,should be OK.

You could add gravel although you would not want to have a situation where drainage would slope to the foundation and footers.

You should install a 6 mil plastic vapor barrier on the floor of the crawl space however, after things have dried out. Overlap the seams by at least 6 inches.

: I am going to replace a cast iron section running from the kitchen to the main sewer beacuse the pipe is rusted out and leaks.

: The leakage has been pooling under the house and slowly settling into the dirt, but in the leak area, it is muddy and has been collecting sink and idshwasher runoff for at least a week or so.

: Once I repair the leak, what should I do to the soil to prevent mold and make it sanitary? I'm going to install a fan on the vent to dry it out.

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