Broken Cast Iron Pipe?

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mjeep01

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Hi, my kitchen sink was draining very slowly so I called a plumber to look into what could be the cause. He used a camera to show me that the cast iron pipe was broken and I would either have to have the pipe replaced (about $6700) or have some contraption adapted to the existing plumbing that would basically catch the water from the kitchen sink (bypassing the original drain pipe) and reroute it to the main pipe (about $3500). One's an expensive option, the other a VERY expensive option. I've attached photos of the pipe via the camera he used. I couldn't tell whether the pipe was broken so I was hoping one of you could verify. Additionally, are those prices fair for either option? Thanks in advance for your consideration.
 

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Did the plumber tell you where this break is? Under the slab, crawl space, outside the parameter of the foundation? Are you on a septic system or city sewer?
 

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Sounds like a pump ? Im not agreeing that it needs a pump but that might be the best way Based on your info it is what it is what about repairing the break or running partial new ?
The dollar figures mean little to me As I dont know the amount of work. My sister has exact same issue 25 to 50 grand no kidding , She had 2 or 3 differant companys out I dont have confidence in any of the suggested work being nessesary in her case .
 
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