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03 September 2003 @ 03:21 pm
Plumbing estimate #2  
So they ran the camera through the system this afternoon. We saw it on the screen - it was kinda neat.

Pipe is offset in several places (beneath the trees in the yard, of course), and just before it reaches the sidewalk it's actually broken.

If the trees make the pipe collapse, which is likely to happen in the future, we not only have the expense of replacing the pipe, but we have to remove the trees first.

If we replace it now, however, they can do a trenchless pipe replacement - dig holes at both ends and simultaneously push the new pipe in while pulling the old pipe out. Single 45' pipe, instead of sections, since it's where the sections meet that there are problems right now. $5,500.

Plus, when they reach the spot where it's broken, they'll have to put the camera in again (that spot made the camera unable to go further) to see if there's MORE we need to do. Apparently Anaheim is responsible for taking care of the sewage once our pipe meets the city's, but not before. Oh, and the Homeowner's Insurance isn't likely to take care of this, since it's technically not in the house.

We've got a claim in to the Homeowner's Insurance, and there will be someone coming over within 72 hours to take pictures and stuff, so we'll make sure she knows about this when she arrives and hopefully they'll help. But I doubt it.

Anyway, I'm running late for rehearsal, but can't leave - the plumber was out of financing forms and has to come back with them. So my thumbs twiddle and I wait.

Maybe I'll go take a shower, now that it's likely to drain somewhat well....sorta.....

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