How does a sinking high rise manage mains connections?

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  1. Feb 18, 2017 #1

    geoffhazel

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    I'm just guessing but seismic plates are common in high rise buildings in California, and many are set on rollers. It would seem that all utilities are set up with flexible connections to provide "give" when the seismic plates are used.
     
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    The part is called a flex tend. We use them on occasion. It let's tge pipes move and shift without breaking although 16 inches is quite a bit. I'm thinking they have done some repairs
     
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    I have done a fair share of work in Louisiana, Their, the clay swells and contracts so bad

    it is code to tie the pipes with SS wire to the foundation,

    so when the ground moves the pipe will stay in place. ''theoretically''

    ss 1.jpg

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    No that is not code and i have never heard of that. use gravel instead of sand and u will be just ok
     
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    damn sure is in the city of New Orleans
    if you use gravel with out ss ties, you will be red tagged
    https://www.plbg.com/forum/read.php?1,435228
     

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