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  • Can't decide

    I can't decide if the original installer did a poor job or if the foundation settled.

    Don't see evidence of foundation damage though.

    Service main I corrected recently.

    J.C.
    Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 01-18-2010, 10:41 PM.

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    Re: Can't decide

    looks to me like the plumber lifted it up to solder and it kinked against the foundation nice quality work there
    Mike
    Clark County Plumbing And Drain
    www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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    • #3
      Re: Can't decide

      That's a backhoe tooth gouge

      Was the sewer repaired near that location?

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      • #4
        Re: Can't decide

        Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
        That's a backhoe tooth gouge

        Was the sewer repaired near that location?
        No. It was under the foundation and this was on the interior edge where I dug it out with a shovel.

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Can't decide

          Need some more info JC

          Was it leaking? doesn't look like it.

          How did you find this if it was buried?

          Those scraps on the copper are recent. Notice the shiney marks. Definately not from original installation.

          Ok, if not a backhoe tooth maybe a pickaxe

          Interior?....waterproofer guy been through there laying drain tile?

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          • #6
            Re: Can't decide

            Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
            Need some more info JC

            Was it leaking? doesn't look like it.

            Wasn't leaking.

            How did you find this if it was buried?

            Was wet around the yard. The homeowner decides to dig where he thinks a water line is leaking. I confirm and show him that he does not have a leak at the meter. He wants to see the actual pipe. He never made it to the pipe to damage it. I dug it out, found this, and showed it to him. He says he does think that water pressure is lacking. I tell him correcting this may help and also show him galvanized piping that probably should be replaced also.

            The "leak" is surface/groundwater that I tried to explain to him before I started digging. The sewer exits another area altogether.

            Those scraps on the copper are recent. Notice the shiney marks. Definately not from original installation.

            All indicators are that it is from the original installation. Maybe I cleaned it some and just forgot.

            Ok, if not a backhoe tooth maybe a pickaxe

            I didn't hit this pipe at all while digging it out.

            Interior?....waterproofer guy been through there laying drain tile?
            No draintile. That's what I told him he probably needed from the start!!!

            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Can't decide

              Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
              That's a backhoe tooth gouge

              Was the sewer repaired near that location?

              I thought it looked it looked familiar but couldn't put it together until Bill said it. See the similarity.

              http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19975
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: Can't decide

                Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                I thought it looked it looked familiar but couldn't put it together until Bill said it. See the similarity.

                http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19975
                Yessir. And trust me I've been in the ditch when the backhoe has hit just about everything you can think of.

                And Bill is right, it DOES look like a backhoe tooth scrape but there no history to say so.

                J.C.
                Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 05-11-2009, 06:29 PM.

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