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Old 08-25-2019, 02:08 PM   #1
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I have put in a oil water separator tank and it has two manhole lids over the aces holes,I need to raise them up 8-10 inches and was wondering if anyone has any ideas on what to use to raise these up without spending a fortune,let the ideas come,thanks
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:49 PM   #2
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I have put in a oil water separator tank and it has two manhole lids over the aces holes,I need to raise them up 8-10 inches and was wondering if anyone has any ideas on what to use to raise these up without spending a fortune,let the ideas come,thanks
post a picture of what your dealing with..
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What is the diameter of what you need?
What is the flooring ... concrete? ect?
Any load bearing like walking or driving over?
If you alter the interceptor will it make you liable in any way?
Will the owner, or the manufacture allow you to do it??

Assume 4" Take a flat closet flange glue it to a piece of sch 40 pipe, on the top side glue on a 4" x FIP adapter with a flush countersunk plug. You can bolt through the flange to secure the lower side w/ S.S. bolts. Bigger than 4 you will have to weld something up just watch the materials { rusting, corrosion could be a service problem in the future!
Seems like you are buying this for a long time.}
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I have put in a oil water separator tank and it has two manhole lids over the aces holes,I need to raise them up 8-10 inches and was wondering if anyone has any ideas on what to use to raise these up without spending a fortune,let the ideas come,thanks



Just get some bricks and mortar. Or make two rings and use some concrete to cast some risers.












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Just make sure the lids are sturdy. This had to have been a sh!tty couple days.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/oregon-wo...trapped-sewage
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Canít I donít have a smart phone,just need to raise the manhole base up say 10inches,what Iím thinking about doing is get me a concrete storm drain with the coupling end on it and take my gas chopsaw and cut whatever width I need for these,need about a 30inch wide concrete culvert
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Canít I donít have a smart phone,just need to raise the manhole base up say 10inches,what Iím thinking about doing is get me a concrete storm drain with the coupling end on it and take my gas chopsaw and cut whatever width I need for these,need about a 30inch wide concrete culvert
my old fashioned flip phone takes pictures or buy a digital camera for a few bucks...
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Canít I donít have a smart phone,just need to raise the manhole base up say 10inches,what Iím thinking about doing is get me a concrete storm drain with the coupling end on it and take my gas chopsaw and cut whatever width I need for these,need about a 30inch wide concrete culvert
What? No cell phone that take pictures? How do you take service calls during work? Then you don't take pictures at all on service calls? What about an inexpensive digital camera?
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Canít I donít have a smart phone,just need to raise the manhole base up say 10inches,what Iím thinking about doing is get me a concrete storm drain with the coupling end on it and take my gas chopsaw and cut whatever width I need for these,need about a 30inch wide concrete culvert
why dont you ask the building dept what code is? because if you do something and it collapses or plans werent drawn up by an engineer for manholes in a public place you can be liable for all damages, yes sounds stupid, but just look at the crazy lawsuits all over the place..
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What? No cell phone that take pictures? How do you take service calls during work? Then you don't take pictures at all on service calls? What about an inexpensive digital camera?



Most of our guys just had flip phones until 3 years ago when they said they would give us 50$ a month towards our phone bill if we had a smartphone. Some of the guys didnt even have cell phones until then. We have uhf radios in every van and most of our customers still have house phones. The shop has a 100' uhf antenna pole.










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