I have Orangeburg pipe (i.e. asphalt coated cardboard) going
from my house to my septic system and there is a small hole
(~1.5" diameter) in the top of the pipe through which stinky
sewer gases are escaping. I've called a few plumbers about
coming to repair this and none of them seem to want to do the
job. More then one plumber told me I can easily fix it myself
by getting an orangeburg repair kit. They have said this is a
like a collar that comes in 2 pieces that clamps around the pipe.
You dig it out, fit the collar around and tighten it. They said
it's available at any plumbing supply store.
Well, I've been to 4 plumbing supply stores and they have no idea
what I'm talking about. I've searched on the net, and I have not
found anything like this.
So does anyone know if such a repair kit exists and if so where
I could get one. If not, is there an alternate method I could use
to repair the hole in this pipe?