: I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING A HOME MAIN SEWER PIPE. MY THREE INCH SEWER LINE HAS AN OBSTRUCTION FORTY FEET FROM MY HOUSE, AND ONE FOOT FROM THE SIDEWALK. WOULD IT BE CONSIDERED A STANDARD, OR ACCEPTABLE REPAIR, TO CUT OUT THE SECTION THAT IS OBSTRUCTED, CONNECT A FOUR INCH RUBBER BOOT ADAPTER TO THE EXISTING SEWER PIPE, AND REPLACE THE OBSRUCTED SECTION WITH A THREE INCH CAST IRON REPLACEMENT PIPE. TKS, JIM M. MADERE
Here it is not permissible to bury a (rubber boot adaptor?) for an underground sewer connection. The line would need to be traced back to a hub in the clay or cast iron piping, maybe it's allowed in your neck of the woods. Usually it depends on conditions, a call to the plumbing inspector and you'll find out what is acceptable practice and what sh/e will approve. Make sure you correct the cause of why the pipe broke and have the plumbing work inspected.