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Fix All Plumbing & Rooter Service, Inc.

2110 Artesia Boulevard #820
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

PO Box 4717
Carson, CA 90749

PO Box 901
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

310 835-2000


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Sewer Tap
Fix All Plumbing Taps the Main Sewer Line for New Construction in the Glassell Park Neighborhood of Los Angeles

Sewer Tap Trench with Safety JackFix All Plumbing taps a main sewer line to bring sewer service to the property line of a new home construction in a hillside neighborhood four miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Fix All Plumbing owner, John (right), poses with a worker at the trench.

After ascertaining the location of underground pipes, a ten foot trench is dug from the property line to the sewer main. Workers carefully remove earth around a water main as well as a smaller pipe found nearby to prepare for the sewer installation in Los Angeles.

After the trench is finished workers install safety jacks to support the trench walls. Workers remove additional dirt by hand to provide access to the sewer main and a straight run to the property line.

Sewer Tap Trenching Digging a Trench to the Sewer Main
Tapping the Sewer Main Encasing the Joint in Concrete

In this case, the city sewer main is made of PVC pipe. The sewer main is cut and a flange is fitted to the main creating the new sewer tap.

The fitting is sealed with epoxy and encased in concrete.

Cutting the Pipe Finished Sewer Tap

Construction photos by Brian Minami / Minami Pictures

The new clay sewer pipe is cut and connected, and its opening covered and reburied. At a later stage of construction, a plumber will again dig to the new pipe at the property line and connect it to the plumbing of the house.