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Old 09-27-2013, 12:13 PM  
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Default Replacing Sewer Line under basement floor

My main sewer line (circa 1959) is beginning to fail. My basement is finished and I don't relish the thought of demolishing walls to get to the sewer line. One plumber has a system where he digs a hole at the street, a hole in the basement and using a winch/pulley drags a new pipe from inside the house to the street. The pipe is installed in sections and welded as it goes and the old pipe is destroyed by a mechanism at the front of the cable. Anyone familiar with this and does it really work?

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Haven't done it but it is being used ...

There is also an epoxy liner method:

Let us know what you end up doing! Good Luck.
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If you were to dig it up you just tunnel under walls from each side but pulling in the new pipe is a neat system.
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