Vitrified clay pipe (VCP) is pipe made from a blend of clay and shale that has been subjected to high temperature to achieve vitrification, which results in a hard, inert ceramic.
When were clay sewage pipes used?
Clay is one of the oldest piping materials in the world and in some places, its still used today. In the United States, it was the material of choice from the 1880s to the 1900s.
Can I connect PVC to clay pipe?
If you are installing a PVC home water system pipeline to a sewer main line made of clay pipe, a special coupling is required. All you need to do is connect the PVC pipe to these fittings. You should do this under the supervision of a certified plumbing and sewer expert from the city.
Can Hydro jetting damage pipes?
Hydro jetting will not cause any damage to your pipes, when it is done by professionals. -No chemicals needed. Since only water is used, it is an eco-friendly way to clean out pipes.
Why is Hydro Jetting so expensive?
Regular hydro jetting services range from $250-600 for ordinary jobs. However, if your pipes are neglected and a clog becomes severe, the price can reach as high as $1000 or more! A couple factors that change the cost of the service are location of the blockage and the type of blockage.