hairline crack in terracotta sewer pipe

Old 01-21-18, 03:50 PM
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Thumbs down hairline crack in terracotta sewer pipe


I have a terracotta sewer pipe (bath only) that has a hairline crack and leaks a few drops per bath/shower into the soil surrounding it. It is in a crawlspace 3 foot high and the crack is from surface to 3 inches below grade. Pictures below. Red line depicts the crack as far as I can see it.

How do I solve this? Liner, dig out the entire pipe, patch the crack etc?
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Old 01-21-18, 03:57 PM
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There is no repairing terra cotta. It must be replaced. The entire section might not need replacing. You might be able to cut out the cracked section and install a piece of PVC with no hub couplings.

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