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richrc1131
04-16-2008, 09:18 AM
Maybe you guys can identify what I'm looking at. I don't have a pic. Here's the story:

Very old house
Main line was clogged
Plumbers wanted insane amounts to dig up my front yard
I did it myself
Discovered that a vertical pipe (clay) had shattered under pressure from all of the rocks that gathered around it over the decades.
The last plumber that came out snaked from there to the sewer and the lines unclogged.
He also installed a vertical pvc pipe the extends a few inches above ground.

What is that pipe for?

jadnashua
04-16-2008, 09:28 AM
I'm assuming that vertical section has a cap on it? It is likely a cleanout. It gives easy access to the main line to clean it out rather than having to do it from inside of the house.

richrc1131
04-16-2008, 10:28 AM
That makes sense. Now wifey wants me to make it less noticeable. Yeah right. Thanks for the quick response.

jadnashua
04-16-2008, 10:37 AM
Hollow landscape rock...hides all sorts of things, comes in various sizes. Depending on the brand, some are fiberglass, some plastic, some stone composite.

krow
04-16-2008, 12:45 PM
Now is a good oppurtunity for you to get in gardening mode. Plant some flowers or shrubs around it

Redwood
04-16-2008, 05:26 PM
Just make sure that a drain cleaning outfit is still able to use it!