Customer called in and wanted multiple estimates to remodel his bathroom, was previously out to unclogged there sewer main and I already saw the layout. Emailed the estimates to the customer and he will contact us when they decide to get the work done.
Customer has a sewage coming up from his tub and shower, also there was sewage coming from the joined wall of the back to back bathrooms. Pulled the toilet and tried running a snake down the line, ran camera down the line and they plumbed the toilets with an open ended double fixture tee. Starting digging outside to find the pipe and pop the line and install a cleanout. After hours of digging I found the original cleanout, customer will put the dirt back. Cleared the line with a snake, ran the camera and found a sizeable belly in the line going to the septic tank. Ran the camera towards the home and noticed dirt in the line, looks to be the tub has a break and found roots inside the line as well. Customer is remodeling the bathroom and will have us out to fix the line when the tub is removed. Ran water down the main sewer line for over ten minutes with no issues.
3/9/20 â€” Leak Search and Diagnostics â€” - Disconnect existing piping to attach pressure gauge - Install temporary connections and pressurize system - Verify segment of underground piping leak free - Reassemble piping when complete 3/10/20 â€” Gas Line Installation â€” - Excavate approx. 10 - 15 cubic foot of soil for installation of new line - Install new â€œPolyâ€ pipe to replace leaking steel line - Poly pipe used to reduce installation cost but maintain a safe install â€” Water Heater Repair 1 â€” - Disassemble water heater burner assembly - Remove existing â€œcorroded outâ€ thermocouple - Water heater located nearest the entry door â€” Water Heater Repair 2 â€” - Disassemble water heater burner assembly - Remove existing â€œcorroded outâ€ thermocouple - Water heater located in garage
- Disconnect existing piping to attach pressure gauge - Install temporary connections and pressurize system - Verify segment of underground piping leak free - Reassemble piping when complete
Returned to perform the whole home gas leak detection, pumped the line up to 15 psi. Spray tested connections under the home, in the attic, and on the roof. Triple checked all the fittings and found two leaks under the home at two tees going to the Trane units on the roof. Drove to get the mega press and returned and cut the tees out, re-tightened them down and connected with slip couplings. Tested the line again and there seems to still be a leak, but very minimal. The only parts I could not test is where the gas goes underground and the connections on the inside of the Trane package units on the roof. Charged for the leak test and the two repairs made, customer had to leave early and will have the gas company test the line. Customer will contact us if the line does not pass and we will determine the next step to make. Recommend returning and isolating the underground line to determine if thatâ€™s where a leak is as well.
Customer had his propane company out to install a new tank, upon testing the gas line they determined that there is a leak somewhere. They shut all the appliances off and there was still a leak, schedule for tomorrow with a gas sniffer. Pricing is a bit up in the air and is determined by how long it takes to find the leak, initial estimate is for the leak test and does not include work that needs to be done to the gas line.