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Cuda
04-18-2012, 08:36 PM
Typical call backed up sewer, turns out to be a shared 6" line with 4 townhomes scabbed onto existing line already with 2 houses on it total 17 people depending on it. I knew it was going to be a dig within 5 minutes. Problem line went down a steep hill with retaining wall of stone I would say 800lb plus rocks right in the way. Tried the vaccum excavator to try to not need to move the rocks, vac did great to expose the bad line ( 3 three foot sections tumbled into the ground 4 foot beyond where they started) But the rocks where going to crush us plus we could not find the downstream pipe or verify it's condition. Rented a bigger excavator than what we have to remove the rocks. Found the downstream pipe full of about 5 years of mud. Brought in the jetter got it cleared and hooked up some new PVC. Now that it's done and all the pipes located it looks like an easy repair but it was very stressfull because the hill was so satuated with water, (and other things) we thought the rocks and the whole hill could come down on us at anytime. Took three days to get the people back online. Also 3 water mains and one gas line where right on top of the sewer. Here are some pics.

saccity
04-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Wow looks like quite a project.

phishfood
04-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Looks like a dangerous, total PITA.

Good job hanging in on that one.

AssTyme
04-18-2012, 09:49 PM
I'll pass...............

BuckeyeBowhunter
04-19-2012, 01:12 PM
well done my man! Thats a job that's gotta be done. Outta my league right now, but i love to see guys who can make it happen.

That doesn't look cheap at all. Bet you could pretty much charge what you wanted to charge

Matt T Service and Repair
06-20-2012, 06:59 PM
well done my man! Thats a job that's gotta be done. Outta my league right now, but i love to see guys who can make it happen.

That doesn't look cheap at all. Bet you could pretty much charge what you wanted to charge



thats prolly in the 12-24k range(at least in CA it would be).... i did one similiar to that like 4 years ago minus those dumb rocks and we had to run new line back like 35 feet up the hill and tie back in... for 22,500 i think it was.... but this was all inspected and dig alert and had to close off two lanes of a major street took 29 hours total, had the guys working in shifts.....

but i know every situation is different and what not but say you need to put in a 4''CO in the front yard with good access, 2-4 feet deep, dig through soil only no concrete in the area what do you guys ROUGHLY get for it? just wondering because out here the typical is like 1200-5k(high end being RR or ARS)