sewer replacement and camera rentals ??
hi i'm john and i'm new to this forum. i have a home in jackson, n.j.. i also have roots that cracked my clay sewer line. i have experience in different areas of plumbing. but never had to deal with the a sewer line that ran to the street. i have chopped many basement floors and installed drains and wastes for toilets, showers etc. so i need to replace my sewer line due to a crack that is letting roots and i believe other debris into my line and of course backing it up. not trying to be a miser, i cannot afford to have this replaced $3600. so i'm considering doing it myself. i work on a tugboat in n.y. and i'm not home alot. had the drain snaked twice @ $280. first time last year and then again last week.of course i wasn't home and wifey was panicing. after last weeks snaking it clogged again in 2 days the man came back again and snaked it on the "house" said he could snake it and use the camera for 275. well that budget is gone so he just gave us another poke thru and it's been fine for a week now. so when i get home, god willing it hold out till then. i plan on digging up the yard and replacing the clay with cast iron.
1. any suggestions on where i may be able to rent a camera to check it out before i do this.
2. any suggestions on the process would be greatly appreciated.
i bartered with the tree guy to cut down the 70'+ pine whose roots are going in right along side the sewer pipe . i'll be installing his new wood stove and chimmney when he gets it.
3. is it ok to just replace from the house to the sidewalk or should i go to the street? does the city have to dig up the street or do i?
like i said this is a new endeavor for me. i called the township and they said it was ok to replace it myself . just get permits and inspections.
any help /suggestions will be greatly appreciated thanks in advance.
sorry about the long post i just wanted to incude enough information.