sewer main problem

Old 06-29-05, 11:27 AM
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sewer main problem

I have a house that has a basement. we were working on the beds in front of the house and pulled up some landscaping fabric and located the cast iron pipe that runs from the house to the sewer. about a foot from the house, the pipe has a hole in it right on top that is about 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. someone told me the previous owners may have had to snake the line so they knocked this hole in the pipe. anyway, it needs to be fixed. can it be patched or does the bad section need to be cut out and replaced? would I use a length of PVC and connect it to the cast iron with those rubber connectors that tighten with metal band clamps? is that ok since it will be buried in dirt?

Thanks for any help,
Old 06-29-05, 11:57 AM
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SCOTT57, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
It should be repaired. I would buy a clean-out tee and install it where the hole is. The bad section with the hole will have to be cut out and you can get No-hub (Mission) clamps to go from cast iron to the PVC fitting. This way you will have a clean-out for future use. Good luck.
Old 06-29-05, 12:07 PM
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Thanks very much for your help.


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