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Old 07-11-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Sewer Cleanout Driveway cover - Question

I have a pad that is going to be poured in front of my garage that has a sewer clean out in the area to be poured. I was thinking of using a J R Smith Co cover box (4264L04) with a 4 inch clean cap. The issue is that I priced one of these at the local supply house and using a "buddy's" account this clean out and housing cost just under $300. OUCH!

Anyone have any suggestions or other ideas / options that will give similar results.

I like the idea that the above part number isolates the box from the sewer line as far as movement is concerned.

My other option is to just leave the existing clean out and concrete right to the pipe after getting the pipe to the correct level with where the concrete is going to be by cutting out a 2-3 inch section and reconnecting the two with a fernco fitting. The clean out that is there now is cast iron and the pipe that comes out of the ground is 4". The pipe widens at the top and there is a rubber seal/bushing that holds the threaded portion of the clean out in.

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Old 07-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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I just had close to the same problem. A drain for the area between my old garage and new garage. It was right around $300. Better to spend it now and do it right...
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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The issue here is the weight of a car rolling over the clean out that is stubbed up to height.

If the car rolls over the cleanout and pushes it down it will transfer all of the weight down onto the tee in the ground and may crack it.

It's your own home which leaves you a few more options than I would have.
Here is one, Put your clean out below the grade of your drive in a bed of stone excavate a bit of stone and frame in a box in concrete that will have a lip in it for a small section of 1/4" steel plate about 8"x8" pour your frame cut your steel and lay in your peice of steel. Nice and cheap and easy, and it should be durable too.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:17 PM   #4
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Frank has a great idea, I was thinking the same thing. They also make a miniman hole cover made of cast iron. Don't know the cost or the correct name but I would probably go with what Frank suggesred.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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Or just use a Christy concrete box & be done with it.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:14 AM   #6
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Or just use a Christy concrete box & be done with it.
Make sure it's traffic rated, not good to have a failure after the job is done, I hate rework. Frank the Plumber idea is not a bad one either...
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:41 AM   #7
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Or just use a Christy concrete box & be done with it.

X2 For a driveway this is fine.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:56 AM   #8
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You could use a catch basin ring and a catch basin cover that is weight rated.

In this case you would dig a hole bigger than the CB ring. Heavily compact and bed some C7 stone as a base, using concrete bricks and type "N" mortar you would build a support base for the CB ring. You would then add more stone and compact up to the bricks. You then float a mortar base of type N and seat your CB ring on it. Patch the drive to it.

This works well but you need to use a rated cover or it will split. It's a bit large compared to the first one I gave as an example. They both work.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:58 AM   #9
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just use a well cover less than 25 dollars.
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