Hit the sewer - did I just cause a big problem?

Old 06-22-07, 11:38 AM
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Question Hit the sewer - did I just cause a big problem?

I was scraping the soil off of my yard (with a skid loader) for an up coming project. I knew my water line was in the front of the house. I have never come across a home that the water line came in one way and sewer went out the opposite side of the house.

The sewer line was completey covered with soil and grass. So with out seeing it, I hit it.

Did I just cause a big problem?
How do I find out?

Old 06-22-07, 12:37 PM
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Well, it all depends on whether or not the line was damaged. Did it move at all when you hit it? What is the material, ductile iron, cast iron, pvc, clay pipe, or hollow log? Do you see any sign of leakage?
Old 06-22-07, 02:27 PM
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Well the house was built in the 1950's. I am guessing it is cast iron.
Also, I am sure it moved a little. I really could not tell since they were covered.
As for leakage - I have no idea.
The sewer pipes that I am reffering to are 2 that are next to each other. One, I believe is mine the other is the cities. - the vertical pipes.

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