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From the Forum – One of our pipes is sagging and is causing major backups

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm 19 Comments

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One of our pipes is sagging and is causing major backups:

“We have been having serious backups in our pipes (about every two months) for the past year. We finally had a plumbing crew run a camera through our pipes and it looks like we have a belly (where the pipe is sagging) in our sewer line right before (4ft in front of it) it connects to the city line. It is on our side and not the city’s so we are responsible for the repair.

Our rowhome has the original pipes from 1913. The plumber told us it would be about $10k to replace the 10-15ft section of pipe that connects our line to the city line. It would be about $7k just to repair the belly section. Has anyone else had to deal with this in older rowhomes? What was your experience? Do you have any suggestions or tips that we should be aware of before they come out and do the final estimate?”

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