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sewer line update (by myob [GA]) Feb 2, 2023 1:34 PM
       sewer line update (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 2, 2023 1:58 PM
       sewer line update (by myob [GA]) Feb 2, 2023 2:11 PM
       sewer line update (by Hoosier [IN]) Feb 3, 2023 12:05 AM
       sewer line update (by myob [GA]) Feb 3, 2023 6:18 AM

sewer line update (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 1:34 PM

just got backhoe bill for digging to TAP 11 ft. down (Feb 1 post). total time (including 2 hr wait for city people to jet) 9am to 3PM charged 1200.00. Sending 1400.00.


sewer line update (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 1:58 PM

That isn't that bad. If the contractor actually followed OSHA standards a safety box would have been used to prevent collapses. So contractors can beat you up badly on the use of it.

Sounds like you have a keeper with your operator

sewer line update (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 2:11 PM

funny you mention box to prevent collapse. The pipe was about 12 inchs into the side of the driveway. Mentioned getting plywood for box area as we looked at 11 ft high wall of dirt-- NOT to mention that huge slab of driveway. That's why i made the decision to break off the corner of concrete slab above where the men worked. This way no dirt or slab could bury them or worse kill them. When you have a backhoe-- what is it another 2 or 3 buckets of dirt. The girl working for the backhoe man asked him why he doesn't look OUT for them like I looked out for my guys!!!! I know she was just joking but it sure felt good.

Safety first, don't take chances -- learned from being in aviation for 45 yrs. --108.239.xx.xx

sewer line update (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 12:05 AM

That's a great price! And thank you for the update! Now you'll have to get the grass to grow back lol.

sewer line update (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 6:18 AM

Hoo IN. To tell the truth we back filled and left the dirt mounded. We know rain is coming (its here today) and that will help settle the soil. We attached a clean out above the TAP so that ground really needs to settle around that pipe. We placed a box -- the kind used for water meters -- over the new clean out for access. Have a 50 lb bag of grass and a bail of wheat straw ready. --108.239.xx.xx

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