How to Replace a Sewer Line


In this video, you will learn about sewer replacements. Replacing the main sewer line in our house requires a few steps. First, you are going to want to dig a trench. Use a level to make sure it is level in the direction of the flow that the sewer line will go in.

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It should be on a downward slant, otherwise, backups will happen. Sometimes it is a good idea to dig your ditch a little deeper than you think so you have a little wiggle room. Next, you will recover the pipe back up with dirt. PVC pipe is going to be needed for the rest of this project. It requires a 3-inch or 4-inch schedule 40 PVC pipe. You can find this at Home Depot or Lowes. Prices may range based on which home improvement store you choose to go to. You will also need a converter to attach the PVC pipe to the sewer pipe. Be sure to also have a reducer so that you can attach some of the angles. Angles are important when dealing with water flow. There is a lot to know about a sewer line replacement. If you are interested in learning more, keep watching this video for more information.

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