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attn: plumbers: 21 year old 3" plastic pipe ? thin wall ? uhhhhhhh

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by R72K5, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. R72K5

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    attn: plumbers: 21 year old 3\" plastic pipe ? thin wall ? uhhhhhhh

    ok, tree roots damage forced me to dig up plastic sewer line over atthe house across the way yesterday,i managed to dig at the exact spot where pipe is damaged,it is 3" white plastic and waslaid down in 1982

    whats wierd is that its not thickwall plastic like you see today, its like half as thick walled and instead of having normal plastic butt connector to glue ends of pipes together, it just seems to slip inside of each other, like hub and bell design like the old iron pipes did,

    the pipe is split lengthways cuz of tree roots getting in and expanding,
    so i have to now dig length of pipe up both directions til i get to good pipe
    and then make enough room to cut off pipe and patch with pieces, buti dont know if this pipe will fit any of the new stuff they make today,


    so does anyoenknow whats going on with this 1982 plastic thin wall crap ?


    on a side note: never let chinese elm trees grow past weed stage, they suck, notjust cuzof the roots, but because the stupid trees grow way to fast and end up breaking limbs off cuz of too much weight, and get full of insects and disease very easily, they live and grow but also are constantly dying and leaking water out of scars and stuff


    thanks
     
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    Re: attn: plumbers: 21 year old 3\" plastic pipe ? thin wall ? uhhhhhhh

    Could it just be that when the pipe was laid that having a thinner schedule of pipe was up to code??? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Re: attn: plumbers: 21 year old 3\" plastic pipe ? thin wall ? uhhhhhhh

    Here in the wonderful state of SDakota Im a certified pipelayer. What your talking about is a slip-joint. There should be a beveled end and an end with a bell on it. Bevel goes into bell with the bevel on the LOWER end. Here in SD, that is all we can use unless its inside a building. The rubber gaskets in the bell end seals up fine. Its better and easier than glue together pipe in my opinion. You should be able to get that pipe at a pipefittings store. I know they dont sell it at Ace or Menards or anyplace like that.
     
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    Re: attn: plumbers: 21 year old 3\" plastic pipe ? thin wall ? uhhhhhhh

    Oh yeah forgot something On sewer lines you dont have to have a real heavy pipe cause theres simply no pressure on these lines. Sewer main is thicker but not so heavy you need a machine to move it around for you.
     
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    Re: attn: plumbers: 21 year old 3\" plastic pipe ? thin wall ? uhhhhhhh

    Sounds like the pipe is D.W.V which is Drain waste vent pipe, It has no pressure rating like sch.40
     

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