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sewer cleanout is above ground? what to do?

Posted by jeannette10 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 16, 11 at 22:06

This house was built in the late 60's.
I noticed that there is a cleanout in the cement on the side of the driveway which leads to a 2 car garage.
The cleanout is at least one inch above the ground and I think people could easily trip on it.

I am not sure what to do. Who do I call to get this fixed?
Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Thank you

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RE: sewer cleanout is above ground? what to do?

A plumber if you do not want to raise the level of the soil around the clean out.

What is the clean out made of?

Cast iron?

RE: sewer cleanout is above ground? what to do?

Your applicable code may require the cleanout to be above ground. Making it taller will address the tripping issue. But I imagine that seeing it at all is one of your concerns.

RE: sewer cleanout is above ground? what to do?

I think it's made of cast iron. It's about 2feet away from the house but in the cement driveway. I don't think making it higher would be a solution because it would prevent 2 cars to park in the driveway.
Weird, isn't it?
Could a plumber cut it down and make sure it's even with the driveway ?
thank you for the responses.

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