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    Had a customer with a clogged sewer, snaked sewr and camered for them, it was orangburg and in rough shape, so they decide to get it replaced using pipe bursting... go outside to locate the cast to orangburg joint and it is located under a big slab of concrete, I tell the home owner we are going to have to cut a section of his patio out to dig he tells me thats not a patio its the roof to an 50 eras bomb shelter.. so we cut through the roof of the bomb shelter and there is no pipe inside so i relocate and find it is encased in 12 inches of concrete for about 10 feet..no way to burst this 10 foot section of pipe, so we had to jackhammer through the concrete where the joint was and rerout the new pipe throuigh the bomb shelter then we core drilled through the wall of the bombshelter then did a pipe burst from the other side of the wall to the city main tied it all back together, I alsays seem to get the fun ones...last week i had a customer that should have been on city sewer and he thought he was but come to find out he had a cesspool (AFull Cesspool) with a garage built right over top of it.

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    Wow that is an impressive looking job!

    It's hard to believe they thought that a roof that thin was going to sheild them from an atomic blast.



    But then again they were having school kids get under desks and telling people to lay down and cover their heads too...

    I bet that added a pretty penny or 2 to the cost of the work...
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    This hands down should be the post of the week. How often do you have to open up a bomb shelter to clear and repair a sewer drain?

    Awesome job Rhinorooter.

    Were they using it? A bomb shelter would make on hell of a "Man Town"
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    This hands down should be the post of the week. How often do you have to open up a bomb shelter to clear and repair a sewer drain?

    Awesome job Rhinorooter.
    GREAT THREAD!!

    I made this thread a sticky* for a while.

    wow - awesome pictures to,

    Thanks for talking the time out to post everything!


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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    Were they using it? A bomb shelter would make on hell of a "Man Town"

    Oh ya, MAN CAVE!!!!!

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    man cave,man cave

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    i know this is over a year old, but why not go around the bs? breid............

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    The sewer exited the foundation of the house in the middle of the bomb shelter (if you look at the pic of the guy holding the jack hammer you can see a cleanout where it exited the foundation) then made an immidate 90 and headed for the main so without replumbing the house there was no other way

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