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  • Inspection picture....what is it? #2

    So 0-90 ABS pipe. 90' goes to clay then at 93' the roots get heavy.I come to a dead stop and found that in the pic. Any ideas? Backwater valve?

    So to further complicate this.....I'm on the backside of an ABS wye that I located. So yes....it goes abs, then clay, then back to ABS. Looking to jet tomorrow.
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    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

    Looks like rubber.
    The rings are off center.
    Reminds me of the rubber gaskets that you cut out depending on the size of pipe being used.

    Do you have another pic?
    Roots beware of the C snake with shark teeth.

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    • #3
      Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

      the printing on there is ringing a bell, but I cant place it. first thought was a no hub.
      This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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        Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

        looks like rubber rings to me too.
        ~~

        ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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        • #5
          Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

          What they said.
          An improper connection, or lousy, or the tree roots are forcing it apart.

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          • #6
            Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

            maybe some hack didnt have the right no-hub fittng...

            cletus, we have this fittin dagnabbit. lets use it!
            ~~

            ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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            • #7
              Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

              That kinda looks like a 4-clamp no-hub coupling to me (HD or "Husky") that has slipped off the pipe. Could also be the clay pipe that had rubber push gaskets. I ran into that a couple months ago. Used around here beginning in the mid to late 70's.
              -Chris

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              • #8
                Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                It kind of looks corrugated from here, but that might be because of my tablet.

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                • #9
                  Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                  I love this game!

                  I thought those were grooves but the more I look I think those are threads.It's the inside of a ABS threaded cap. Difficult to see without a reference point but I'd say 1-1/2" or 2".

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                  • #10
                    Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                    I do believe you nailed it.
                    Nice catch , Cracker.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                      I had a project once where a 3" ABS cleanout plug was stuck in a 4" ABS sewer. They had been snaking the main for years and it keep stopping up. As it turned out, the cleanout plug was acting like an uncontrolled check. The only way it could have ended up in the line where it was is if it was there in original construction.

                      Mark
                      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                        Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                        I had a project once where a 3" ABS cleanout plug was stuck in a 4" ABS sewer. They had been snaking the main for years and it keep stopping up. As it turned out, the cleanout plug was acting like an uncontrolled check. The only way it could have ended up in the line where it was is if it was there in original construction.

                        Mark
                        I had the exact same thing a year ago the people had paid for many many snake jobs but the camera showed the real problem.
                        Seattle Drain Service

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                        • #13
                          Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                          So it looks like I won't find out. The plumber who hired me to do this turned greedy and is suggesting some shady stuff so I'm stepping away from our relationship. But the 2 opinions that I thought were the best was the inside of a black 7/11 coffee cup lid or the winning numbers to a plastic powerade bottle.

                          Here's the inside of a coffee lid....not the one in the sewer.
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                            Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                            I have a real problem with working for other contractors, if i am the one in charge then I run the show but if I do not know them very well I tend to shy away from working with them just because of things like that Ben.
                            Seattle Drain Service

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                            • #15
                              Re: Inspection picture....what is it? #2

                              glad to hear you're not sticking with a hack.

                              i vote for a gasketed check valve or one of these pushed up against a check valve or has caught something that fits the ribs perfectly:

                              ~~

                              ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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