Horizonal sewer drain pipes form hell

I’m sure you seasoned inspectors will see the issue just from the images. Forget about all the other mumbo jumbo.
I had a BIG discussion with the realtors husband who was a contractor about this… I had a new ride along with me as well…LOL!
The contractor said it hasn’t clogged in all these years. I said neither will a hand grenade until you pull the pin…
What do you see… Hint …slope.

Looks like 2” pipe. It should maintain 1/4” per foot to keep solids flowing with liquids. Slope too much and the solids will remain behind. With that heavy slope I’ll bet the pipe isn’t completely inserted into the hub of the fitting.

So many couplings the pipe looks like a coral snake.

You got it brother Martin
I was asked what the maximum slope was from that contractor. I said I don’t know but that damn sure ain’t it. At that rate effluent or run past the crap and the crap will never make it to the septic system.

I know when we’ve got these six gallons per flush toilets. They used to be before that half-inch per 3ft if I remember correctly. But now it’s a quarter inch for every 3 ft is that correct?

Typo. 1.6 gallons per flush toilets

Those 1.6 gallons per flush don’t work very well on lead and oakum cast iron drains. No problems with ho hub cast iron. I’m sure you called out the lack of hangers as well. Nice job pushing back on the “expert homeowner” :slightly_smiling_face:

Easy reference chart. This may be minimum slope but continues slope following this chart is considered best practice and good workmanship.

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Thank you sir I appreciate your reply. I don’t have no problem with kicking someone in the balls. When I know I’m correct. We’re building 6 homes in Gainesville and Marion County. And I’m right there Kickin all the trades in the balls.
When I pull up they all get active. LOL
You know that’s true.

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It adds to the rigidity of the pipe, for heavens sake … :smiley:

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In my site work days, we would do sewer mains and service stubs. The max slope allowed was 2%, which equals 1/4 per foot. If the overall run figured out to be steeper than that we would have to make step downs in the manhole bases to flatten things out and finish the concrete as smooth as a baby’s backside. Couplers of any kind were not permitted either. ALL pipe ends had to be inserted into a bell end of the adjoining pipe. The city inspector at the time was hard core. Can’t tell you how many times he wanted us to rip things apart and fix things, especially 20 foot pipes with the slightest bend in the middle…
Martin is all over this one. One might think he is a plumber or something :yum::blush:.

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Michael it’s refreshing to hear about the quality of your work. Really makes one wonder how in the hell that rats nest Roy posted was passed by an inspector.

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Who said it was?

I agree. I can see one pipe being jacked up by a weekend warrior but every pipe is a mess.

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And a few 6 packs, :grinning: And maybe a bone or two.

One of my best plumbers knocked a case down a day🤪

Indeed Martin, I agree with Dominic and Scott, DIY weekend warrior… After doing some 12oz curls to get the blood flowing… :laughing:

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Really you guys make me laugh. It’s screwed up more than a wooden watch.

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Martin is good. I give him total credit for being good.
Listen to him. He knows what he’s talking about. But do me one favor. Never shake hands with a plumber LOL


I’ll bet you would shake my hand my friend.