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    I dug up several pressed card board and tar 4" fittings they did not hold up to wads and wads of pads/tampons frozen into the line. was this this considered a good idea?

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    Sounds like Orangeburg , It wasn't a good idea any where

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    • #3
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      Sewer History: Articles

      Lightweight
      Cut with a handsaw

      State of the art---was.

      I remember as a kid how easy it was to lift vs CI.
      Best line in the article calls it, "toilet paper tube covered with coal tar".

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      • #4
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        for some reason i thought orangeburg was a clay pipe. all ways an education on the forum.

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        • #5
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          Definitely you tied into Orangeburg. We still see a lot of it here.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by pipe doc View Post
            for some reason i thought orangeburg was a clay pipe. all ways an education on the forum.
            A lot of people make that same mistake. Whenever I am speaking to someone new (HO, contractor, Plumber etc..) I always say "it's Orangeburg pipe, you know the black roll roofing type pipe."

            I would assume the mix up comes from the Orange in orangeburg and clay pipe being somewhat orange in color.
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            • #7
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              Many years ago i dug, up what I thought was a C.I. sewer line .Tried to cut with My snap cutter. Locked it up, but good!
              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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              • #8
                Re: tar drain fittings

                Orangeburg was designed to be used as electric conduit then some wise guy thought it would make a good
                sewer pipe as electric conduit they did not have to seal the joints so they carried this over to the sewer pipe
                It got its name from the town of orangeburg, which was also the name of the plant that mfg, the pipe

                http://www.sewerhistory.org/articles...orangeburg.htm
                Last edited by JERRYMAC; 01-27-2012, 04:56 PM.
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                • #9
                  Re: tar drain fittings

                  Can Orangeburg be identified when you camera a laterial?

                  If so can anyone share some pics/videos?

                  I know we have some in my area..........

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                  • #10
                    Re: tar drain fittings

                    typically with experience, you can id it. easy to rule out clean and shiny black abs. cast iron will have rust deposits. plus orangeburg will typically not be round anymore and show signs of crushing.

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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