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Trinity United Methodist Church

Field Change – Parsonage Sewer Repair - January 9, 2013



Present at Parsonage:  Dave Bybee, Vince Esparza and Richard Dickson.  Cheryl Siedelmann and Jeff Bryan were contacted by phone.


During the afternoon of January 9, 2013, the plumber from Advanced Plumbing reviewed the proposed work with his management and suggested that the replacement sewer line be installed along the west wall of the basement storage room and exit the front (north) of the house (instead of the back of the house).  The sewer line would run under the sidewalk, turn 90, traverse across the front yard and tie into the new line that was installed in December 2009.  The old lines along the back (south side) of the parsonage and under the breezeway would be capped and abandoned.  The cost of this replacement option is the same as the bid to replace the line along the south side of the house ($5,557).  The proposal was reviewed in detail with the plumber, and potential utilities interferences were discussed.  The new proposal has a number of advantages, since the patio pavers will not need to be dug up and the concrete at the back of the parsonage will not need to be cut out.  More importantly, the old sewer line under the breezeway will be abandoned and replaced by new ABS Schedule 40 sewer pipe.  This should eliminate potential future problems with the old line.  After additional discussions by phone with Cheryl S. and Jeff B, the proposed change in work scope was accepted by the Trustees at the parsonage.  Because of the late hour, excavation would not begin until the following morning (January 10, 2013).


The following details were sent out to the Trustees by email on the evening of January 9, 2013 to document the proposed field change in the scope of the work:


  • The cleanout and associated “tree” that currently services the laundry and new upstairs toilet will be removed.  The 4” cast line will be capped where it exits the west wall of the storage room and abandoned.  (This solves any potential problems about the construction material or condition of the old sewer line that runs under the breezeway floor.)
  • The existing kitchen sink and water softener line will be capped where it exits the basement wall on the south side of the house and abandoned.
  • The 2” line from the laundry will be routed along the west wall of the storage room (behind the wooden shelves).  The 2” line will join with the 3” toilet line (from the upstairs toilet) near the northeast corner of the storage room and become a 4” line.  The 4” sewer line will exit the basement wall at a depth of at least 3 feet (and preferably 4 feet).
  • The kitchen sink and water softener drains will also be connected to the 2” laundry line.  The plumber says that the 2” line will be adequate for the sink, water softener and laundry.
  • The sewer line will exit the house headed north, run under the sidewalk and out into the yard about 15’ or 20’.  The sewer line will turn east and be attached to the plastic line that was pulled about 3 years ago on the east side of the yard.
  • The new line will be 4” schedule 40 ABS pipe.
  • Hydraulic cement will be used to seal around the sewer line where it exits from the basement wall.
  • A clean-out will be installed in the flower garden where the 4” sewer line exits the basement wall.  The turn in the line will be constructed of two 45 degree pieces so that the clean-out can service the entire length of the new line to the point where it joins with the existing line (at the east side of the yard.
  • The excavation will not disturb the old fuel-oil tank (which is several feet east of point where the new sewer line will exit the basement wall.
  • Advanced Plumbing had a utility check performed and there are no conflicting city utilities in the front yard.  There may be a conflict with a 120 volt line that exits the basement below the water faucet and runs to the front lamp near the driveway.  This lamp is controlled by a switch on the laundry room wall.  Excavation near this line will be performed carefully. 
  • One section of the front walk will need to be removed.  The bid from Advanced Plumbing covers the replacement of the sidewalk.  Advanced plumbing has arranged to have a new concrete section poured on Friday (Jan 11).
  • Advanced Plumbing will repair any damage to the sprinkler system lines caused by the excavation.
  • Advanced Plumbing will not replace the sod.  The trustees will need to arrange for repair of the landscaping.
  • The excavator will attempt to save and replant the bayberry bush near the front water faucet.
  • The plumber for this job is the same one who replaced the line on the east side of the house 3-years ago.  He said that the sewer lines from the basement and upstairs toilets in the east end of the house exit to the east and attached to the line that was pulled 3 years ago near the cleanout.  Those toilets have been working fine for the last two weeks and nothing more needs to be done to that portion of the sewer line.


Three corrections/clarifications were provided on the morning of January 10, 2012 when Vince E. reviewed the above list with the plumber:

  • The kitchen sink and water softener drains will be connected to the line from the toilet (but not necessarily joined with the 2” laundry line).
  • Advanced Plumbing will install & connect the toilet that is located in the upstairs NW bedroom prior to completion.
  • The 5-year blockage warranty will apply for this work.


The documentation of the field meeting was prepared by Richard Dickson.

Email from Richard Dickson, 1/9/13 - Everyone,

I received a call from Vince and Dave about mid afternoon regarding the sewer repair at the parsonage.  The plumber from Advanced Plumbing had reviewed the proposal with his management and was suggesting an alternative.  He proposed to run the replacement line along the west wall of the basement storage room and exit the front (north) of the house (instead of the back of the house).  The cost of this replacement option is the same as the bid to replace the line along the south side of the house ($5,580).

 

·         The cleanout and associated “tree” that currently services the laundry and new upstairs toilet will be removed.  The 4” cast line will be capped where it exits the west wall of the storage room and abandoned.  (This solves any potential problems about the construction material or condition of the old sewer line that runs under the breezeway floor.)

·         The existing kitchen sink and water softener line will be capped where it exits the basement wall on the south side of the house and abandoned.

·         The 2” line from the laundry will be routed along the west wall of the storage room (behind the wooden shelves).  The 2” line will join with the 3” toilet line (from the upstairs toilet) near the northeast corner of the storage room and become a 4” line.  The 4” sewer line will exit the basement wall at a depth of at least 3 feet (and preferably 4 feet).

·         The kitchen sink and water softener drains will also be connected to the 2” laundry line.  The plumber says that the 2” line will be adequate for the sink, water softener and laundry.   

·         The sewer line will exit the house headed north, run under the sidewalk and out into the yard about 15’ or 20’.  The sewer line will turn east and be attached to the plastic line that was pulled about 3 years ago on the east side of the yard.

·         The new line will be 4” schedule 40 ABS pipe.

·         Hydraulic cement will be used to seal around the sewer line where it exits from the basement wall.

·         A clean-out will be installed in the flower garden where the 4” sewer line exits the basement wall.  The turn in the line will be constructed of two 45 degree pieces so that the clean-out can service the entire length of the new line to the point where it joins with the existing line (at the east side of the yard.

·         The excavation will not disturb the old fuel-oil tank (which is several feet east of point where the new sewer line will exit the basement wall.

·         Advanced Plumbing had a utility check performed and there are no conflicting city utilities in the front yard.  There may be a conflict with a 120 volt line that exits the basement below the water faucet and runs to the front lamp near the driveway.  This lamp is controlled by a switch on the laundry room wall.  Excavation near this line will be performed carefully.

·         One section of the front walk will need to be removed.  The bid from Advanced Plumbing covers the replacement of the sidewalk.  Advanced plumbing has arranged to have a new concrete section poured on Friday (Jan 11).

·         Advanced Plumbing will repair any damage to the sprinkler system lines caused by the excavation.

·         Advanced Plumbing will not replace the sod.  The trustees will need to arrange for

·         The excavator will attempt to save and replant the bayberry bush near the front water faucet.

·         The plumber for this job is the same one who replaced the line on the east side of the house 3-years ago.  He said that the sewer lines from the basement and upstairs toilets in the east end of the house exit to the east and attached to the line that was pulled 3 years ago near the cleanout.  Those toilets have been working fine for the last two weeks and nothing more needs to be done to that portion of the sewer line.

 

If I have forgotten anything, please let me know.

 

Thanks,
Richard

 

P.S. Vince – Would you and Dave please go over this list with the plumber tomorrow morning to be sure that we all have a common understanding of the work to be performed?

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