:> BTW, what do you make of my idea that the sewer line replacement should
:> maybe wait until the foundation job or after? The sewer line guy I had
:> come over said he thought it likely not necessary, but he wasn't
:> necessarily impatial.
: Ah. You may be on the right track to stuff a tube inside the Galv.
: It's only temporary. Yes, Home Depot et al.
: I would co-ordinate the sewer line with the foundation work.
: Or, at least the part of it that will intrude on the foundation.
Yeah, not sure how much it will intrude on the foundation job. I'm
anticipating talking to some foundation contractors very shortly, so
that will be one of the topics of discussion.
I went on over to the local contractor's supply True Value hardware and
like you said, scouted around and I found something I thought would
work. It's a piece of 1 1/2 inch plastic gray tubing, solid stuff, about
15 inches long and bent in a gentle sweep. I figured it was just about
perfect. The inside diameter of the galvanized is about 2", and the
outside diameter of this bent plastic is a bit under 2", so I figured it
would fit inside. The problems are:
1. sealing this
2. Whether or not the terra cotta has enough slope so the drain water
won't come out the bell end.
I propped up the terra cotta as much as I could by just shoving dirt
under it (there was a fair amount of play in there).
For sealing, I had an old 1/2 used tube of Lexel that had been sitting
around a couple of years. The stuff is 1/2 solid but still flexible and
moldable, and I put a giant wad around the perimeter of the bent plastic
before shoving it up into the galvanized.
I'll let it set a day or two before testing the drain! This might keep
me set until the foundation job. If the foundation guys tell me it
really doesn't matter, I'll have the drain guys have at it, trenchless.
The lateral is under my concrete driveway, so I figure trenchless is the
way to go. The ballpark figure the first guy gave me was $4000 and he
said they'd consider discounting if I get a better bid.
Thanks for the help.