View Full Version : Please check this over before I bury it!

11-14-2008, 08:10 PM
Here's a prior thread about what I'm doing:


Here's pics of the (finally) completed job:

This was cut prior to the wall and runs down about 6 feet.

11-14-2008, 08:13 PM

Here it goes under the foundation. This foundation and 2x6 wall runs down the center of the house length ways to support the floor above. Note the clean out here (advice from the previous posting).

11-14-2008, 08:14 PM

Here it will be under concrete (eventually), about a 9' run with 2 or 3" of drop. You can see from the pics in the previous post:


That it was going across at about shoulder level, a real pain for access to the walk in crawl space, the reason for this job.

11-14-2008, 08:20 PM

This was the only interesting part. The connection to the main line that goes outside the house. It's 3/16 mild steel pipe, a little odd for a sewer line I would think. I reused the old PVC elbow, as it was an odd angle. I added a cleanout here as well. It will have to be under a steel lid in the concrete floor. Unfortunately, I was unable to use sweeps because it would have been too high. The height was set by where it goes under the foundation (post #2). Due to the compound angle two elbows were required. The one in the Tee is a 90, the one connecting to the steel line with the compression fitting is approx 60-70 degrees.

Any of the experts notice anything I need to remedy prior to burying it? It will go under dirt now, and eventually concrete.

11-14-2008, 09:58 PM
Not bad at all for doing it yourself. You'll get lots of "corrections" but overall, I've seen lots worse.

You mention that the last cleanout will be under a steel plate below the level of the concrete floor. Just add a length of pipe to what you have now to bring your cleanout up flush with the floor. Much easier.

11-15-2008, 12:19 AM
Thanks. I want the floor to be flat, and the clean out plug protected, thus the reason for the steel cover.

11-15-2008, 03:27 AM
get a flush cleanout plug. lots of styles made in all materials.

11-15-2008, 11:57 AM
Thanks! That would be a lot easier, and durable as well. I wasn't aware of that option.

11-16-2008, 12:10 PM
I'll take the number of views with the lack of responses as meaning it's OK. I'll plan on burying it tomorrow. Sure appreciate you guys sharing your vast knowledge!