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bob buffington
old slab house

i recently bought a 60 year old farm house. i noticed when we run the shower or the dishwasher or kitchen water, it bubbles up about a foot from the house in the yard. i dug it up and found it was pouring out of the side of the slab about a foot below the surface. the hole is about 2 inches square. any ideas what to do would be helpful thanks bob.

dj1
Re: old slab house

First a few questions for you:

1. Is the large hole you're describing leaking all the time or only when you turn a faucet, shower or DW on?

2. How large (diameter) is this pipe with a 2" sq inch hole?
1/2", 3/4", 1", 2", 3", 4" or larger?

3. What is it made of? galvanized, copper or plastic?

Your answers will help with the suggestions.

bob buffington
Re: old slab house

the hole in the side of my foundation is a rectangulare hole about a inch and a half by two inches, there is nothing comeing out as far as a pipe of any kind. it only flows when water is ran in the kitchen or the bath. a plumber told me it might be an old ''gray water drain''. thanks bob

dj1
Re: old slab house

From the new limited info you provided, it is a drain pipe. Fix it.

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