Plumber put hole in clay pipe

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  1. Nov 25, 2018 #1

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    I got a clog in my main sewer line a couple weeks ago and my landlord sent out a plubmer to clean the clog, it lasted a few days then closed right back up. I went out side and found a hole in the yard where the plumber had dug. I found a black rubber sleeve in the dug out hole and a hole in the clay pipe. I called my landlord and told him about it but he said the plumber put the hole there cause he couldn't find the clean out on the house. My question is would a plumber put a hole in the pipe to clean the system, and if they would then would they also just lay the pipe sleeve on top of the pipe and cover it with dirt?
     
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    Sounds like he gave the landlord options and landlord chose the cheapest repair.
     
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    Typical of landlords.
     
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    I realize it may be just the wording but I'd like to make sure I have the correct picture here.
    Was there a rubber sleeve INSTALLED on the pipe sealing the hole? Or was it actually just laying on top of the pipe? It sounds like you saw the hole in the pipe. Who was suppose to close the hole? Was the plumbing coming back???
     
  5. Dec 4, 2018 #5

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    I have found covering holes in sewers
    license plates
    plywood
    5 gallon bucket lid
    plastic bag
    nothing
    bricks
    anything that was laying around the yard at the time the hole was punched
    here is what happens
    plumber---I need a CO
    home owner...home much
    plumber couple hundred
    home owner, i do not have a couple hundred
    can you do it without adding a CO?
    plumber --yes
    home owner. then do it
    Plumber...you will need to cover it with something
    home owner. i will find something
     
  6. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:08 AM #6

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    I have seen galvanized vent pipe used to cover the hole pretty often. Usually 4 or 5 inch single wall vent pipe wrapped around pipe and covered with dirt.
     

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