Plugged line to septic tank


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Old 06-18-10, 09:40 AM
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Plugged line to septic tank

I have a 4" cast iron line 16 feet long from house to tank. This has been in the ground since 1965 when the house was built. It recently became plugged but we were able to snake it out. We noticed, however, that when we remove the cleanout plug and look into the house end of the pipe that even after snaking and geting good flow we were not able to see the other end of the pipe. It sags approx 4 to 5 inches so there is always sewage and /or waste water laying in the low spot. I'm afraid the pipe is either 1. broken or let loose at the coupling allowing it to sag or 2. this is a normal condition that we can live with, given the age of the system.
Would appreciate an opinion. I don't want to have to dig this up unless it is absolutely necessary.
 
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Old 06-18-10, 03:49 PM
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>>> this is a normal condition that we can live with, given the age of the system.
 
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Old 06-18-10, 04:39 PM
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Thanks, I guess I knew in my heart that was the answer. -I guess I'll get digging
 
 

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