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JGD

11:01AM | 12/11/00
Member Since: 12/05/00
2 lifetime posts
I have a 10' bellie/sag in my sewer line under a slab .
How bad are bellies? real real bad or what?

codyboy

07:53PM | 01/10/01
Member Since: 01/09/01
15 lifetime posts
I got to ask what is a bellie/sag ?
we live on a slab, and the pipes are cast iron and tile after going a few feet out of the house. I know of some of the house here having orange burg ( a tar raped paper, bad stuff as it collapses in after years of us and tree roots do a real number on it.

erik peterson

06:48AM | 07/03/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
"Belly" on a drain/sewer will be a constant problem. The "belly" is a low spot where the drain has flattened or even sagged slowing the waste water and eventually causing stoppages, 1/4" per foot is the typical grade of a sewer line. "Orangeburg" in my understanding was a war-time/post-war material used because of shortages caused by the war effort. Here in Cal. most of the o-burg has been removed. erik


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