DIY sewer replacement
Posted by Marc Guzman on December 26, 19100 at 02:33:31:
My sewer main has clogged for the second time in 3 months. Time to replace it. So, I did the trenching
myself. The sewer is clay (circa 1942). Straight pipe with clay connector rings, NOT integral female ends.
Tons of leakage at just about every joint. Roots at some. My questions:

- The straight clay pipe is in great condition, at least on the outside. Should I just go with Fernco style
couplings instead of replacing everything with plastic.

- If plastic, then is cellular core ABS durable enough? I have doubts that it can handle many rooter jobs.
I still expect the occaisional rooter. There may be a clay to clay connection at the city end of the
main, and I have a clay to cast iron connection under my elevated brick walkway that is out of reach.
There is the potential of root invasion at a later date at either joint, but the stuff inbetween will be tight.

Thanks,
Marc G.


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