How would you add a 4” wye?

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matt.mena

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Thanks Zanne, I Just got home.
This job is an hour away 🙄 which is rare.

That’s a bummer the videos wouldn’t work.
I use an iPhone for everything. Got an iPad but don’t use it cause it doesn’t fit in my pocket 😅

here’s some snap shots

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This was the cut that made it through the 4” service weight cast iron pipe.

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I had to use my SDS hammed drill to chip enough concrete out of the way to remove the hubs.

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This is using the grinder with a 4-1/2” Lennox diamond blade to trim the pipe to a workable angle for the 4” no hub wye to sit on the half hub short sweep. It took a while. My first angle didn’t work because of the contour of the sweep so I trimmed a second try and that worked. It wasn’t a true 45 degree angle but after the wye sat on top it worked.


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Here’s the extracted beast! It’s heavier than I thought it would be. Service weight is no joke. Installing underground service weight sanitary systems we use the bucket of the excavator to push the stubborn pieces into a hub using rubber Charlotte seals.

Glad you enjoyed! I certainly did 😋
 

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I hear ya sawguy.

For the residential company, I’d like to put effort into starting a commercial division for the NC Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point). That is if the business owner decides to grow in that direction. If not, residential will be all good with me. The last 5 years of this is starting to take a toll.

I’m just glad that if I leave, I can always come back to this work! Field supervisor is the next step in this ladder.
 

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You’ll do well in any type plumbing work you chose. Just remember to get compensated fairly for your work. If you don’t need the money put it in the bank for a rainy day.
 

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Thanks for the screenshots! Wow, that pipe looked monstrous! How much do you think it weighed? I'm guessing I probably couldn't have lifted it. LOL. We need more residential plumbers in our area.
 

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Thanks for the screenshots! Wow, that pipe looked monstrous! How much do you think it weighed? I'm guessing I probably couldn't have lifted it. LOL. We need more residential plumbers in our area.
I think about 50lbs. I was on a ladder trying to get it out of the concrete cubby hole and I wedged my finger nail between it and the concrete. Shaking that pain off I realized it had more weight than I expected.

Well I see your doing a lot of plumbing yourself up there 👍
 

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Ouch. That does not sound fun at all.
I wish I was doing more plumbing so I could get things wrapped up. Not as productive as I'd like to be.
 
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