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How do i get the collars of a ''y'' over the cut ends of the existing sewer pipe where I need to install the ''y''? I'll dig down 24'' to the existing sewer pipe but I don't think it will move or flex enough for me to work the collars of the ''y'' over the ends after I cut it. Is there a non-collared ''y'' and slip joints? Can I dig up a couple feet of the pipe in each direction and get it to move enough to slip to collars over the ends? What do plumbers do when they add a clean-out plug to an existing buried sewer pipe? Thanks!

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Glue in a 12" piece of pipe into each end of the pipe (not the vertical).....take that total measurement and cut the existing line enough to allow it to go inbetween.......get two "no hub" or "hubless couplers......glue everything up......slide the couplers on the existing pipe....position the wye/pipe.....slide couplers over. That will have to be done in a very fast manner.
The other option is getting rubber couplers as you don't have to worry about the glue going off.
Hope this helps and good luck.

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