Anybody got any ideas on how to make a leak free connection from 3 inch (ID) clay pipe to 3 inch PVC? Fernco doesn’t make a flexible connection and the 4 inch (closest to the OD) won’t tighten doen enough. Is there a trick or commercially available bushing out there?
Backgound: the 3 inch seems to be the weeping tile which is (mysteriously) under the basement concrete (house built in 1919). I found it the hard way while chasing down a leak that was quickly revealed to be a hornets nest of broken and just plain bad plumbing. I’ve replaced about 6 feet of pipe (sanitary) so far and I’m having a camera guy come trace the pipe before I do any more digging.
Another question: If I’ve successuflly taken care of the leak, should I expect a lttle bit of water (the earht is totally saturated) or should it stay completely dry? As I write this I realize what a dumb question this might be, but seriously, I don’t want to break any more concrete and dig any more. Wishful thinking?