Forum Title: Open Sewer Line
We recently purchased our house and I found this behind some bushes (see attached photo). I'm guessing that this is the cleanout for the sewer line. Why was it left open? (I seem to remember reading that it should be left open to protect your house from backup of the sewer) Should I close it? What about all the debris? Is this just a remnant from when someone cleaned it out or it it something to be concerned about? Thanks.
Category: Plumber Post By: Lyndi (Boise City, ID), 01/13/2017

Looks like it was just set on there and there was a back up that pushed it off. Mine have always been screwed on? In reality yes the sewage will come out there before the tubs in your house but I don't know if it is legal or a good idea to leave it open.

- IAN GRIFFITH (North Lauderdale, FL), 09/26/2017

Hmm, we've been here for about 10 months and haven't noticed a problem.

- LEON BOWMAN (Bolingbrook, IL), 10/04/2017

you have been had!!!!! that is open to give the line some where to go. I call it giving it relief. that stuff on the ground is toilet paper,,,you have a sewer that is backing up, the top ws left off so it would not be noticed during the selling phase of the house contact your Realtor. discuss with them,,,full disclosure with the top off,,thats proof ,the owner new their was a problem,,,

- ALBERTO BARBER (Macon, GA), 10/09/2017

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