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robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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reply to Zach1

Re: The roots of the problem

I think the diamond blade is the best idea. Just looked and Lowes has an 8" one for a reciprocating saw for about $13. I'm going to pick one up just to have in my tool box.



Raphion

join:2000-10-14
Samsara

Cutting just upstream of the bell with a diamond blade is beginning to sound like a winner. I'll source one out tomorrow, and hopefully get this fixed very soon, since I now have a very big, deep hole in my backyard. haha


robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1

Dig it out deep enough that the blade is not in the soil. You don't want to take any chances on hitting something and the saw bouncing. That could be enough to break a tile.



Raphion

join:2000-10-14
Samsara

Yeh, I will dig it out more, I didn't just yet, because I didn't want to unbed the pipe just yet, since being cracked through, it might completely give way, then I would be out two bathrooms and one kitchen till this is finished.