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Old 07-30-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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Whats the procedure for tying into old terra cotta? I am trying to make the best out of what appears to be many bad repairs and alteration made to a stub off the old main where it leaves the ground and heads to the roof.
The iron was positioned over the old clay and concrete cast in a big ball all around, roots got in,fail. I have already removed all that and done a proper no hub drop using new iron but am concerned about the rest of the line. The type of pipe is a fairly tight fitting hub that doesn't have any sign of cementous sealer or tar. The replaced line ties to the main about ten feet away. Its easy to understand why no one wanted to fix it as it runs under the sidewalk and fenceline. Is it normal to see this? I can wiggle the joint and there is leakage from the line, laundry room. All other waste ties to the other line.

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Is this in the newer part of Rome? Because I know in the older areas they used lead piping.
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Whats the procedure for tying into old terra cotta? I am trying to make the best out of what appears to be many bad repairs and alteration made to a stub off the old main where it leaves the ground and heads to the roof.
The iron was positioned over the old clay and concrete cast in a big ball all around, roots got in,fail. I have already removed all that and done a proper no hub drop using new iron but am concerned about the rest of the line. The type of pipe is a fairly tight fitting hub that doesn't have any sign of cementous sealer or tar. The replaced line ties to the main about ten feet away. Its easy to understand why no one wanted to fix it as it runs under the sidewalk and fenceline. Is it normal to see this? I can wiggle the joint and there is leakage from the line, laundry room. All other waste ties to the other line.


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