Shortening my cleanout by about 3 feet

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  1. Steven Wojcio

    Steven Wojcio New Member

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    Mill Creek, Washington
    Hey everyone! First time posting here. Apologies if this is a dumb question. I've attached two pictures of what I'm pretty sure is my sewer cleanout in my backyard. I'm planning on putting up a retaining wall that will put the cleanout on the second tier of my yard. My plan is to just shorten the cleanout by about 3 feet, but I want to make sure that would be ok. I've dug 4 feet down so far and I haven't hit a horizontal pipe. The questions/concerns I have:
    - Is there a depth requirement on the horizontal pipe that this connects with?
    - Will the horizontal pipe that this connects with be ok with me building a 4 ft retaining wall above it?
    - Is there a height requirement on cleanouts?

    I live in Mill Creek, Washington State (Snohomish County) in case anyone knows code for my area.

    Thanks!!
     

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't believe there is a height requirement on cleanouts. Sometimes that are just mapped out and buried. It's real nice when you have access to them though.

    Bothell, WA
     
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  4. Steven Wojcio

    Steven Wojcio New Member

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    Thanks for the response Terry - Looks like you're in the same town as me. I spoke with my usual plumber and he seemed ok with my plan too. Here goes nothing!
     
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