A pipe dream come true

The old sewage pipes have been a worry since we found out their condition recently. Fixing it seemed like a pipe dream. Today that dream came true, the plumber arrived and did a great job! The old cast iron pipes are out and modern plastic ones are in.  A last goodbye to the old rusted pipes:

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The new plastic pipes have been installed, quite some difference compared to before:

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A second pipe goes under the wall next to the fireplace. It continues under the chimney behind the wall and into a washing room.  A pipe from the kitchen also connects there. The big problem with the pipe under the chimney was that it was rusted and totally filled with old muck.  With a lot of effort and high water pressure, enough of it was cleaned to allow a slightly smaller plastic pipe to run inside it. We were saved!

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Here is a detail of that connection.   The top one had to be cut a bit more after the image was taken as it was cracked. Luckily, the material further in was fine.

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In the other end the pipes meet and go though the outside wall.

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Tomorrow the new pipes will be covered by concrete, to prepare for pouring the new concrete floor on top.  A person from the company who will pour the floor showed up today so it seems to come together quite nicely now.

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