So far new water pipes have been put up in the basement, replacing older pipes with 3/4 inch copper pipes. These lines supply the upstairs bathrooms and kitchen. That work got done fast. The guys are still trying to get the old cast iron pipe out of the front yard from the meter to the house. This is going slower than anyone figured because they decision was made to dig down to the end of the pipe and yank or pull it out rather than excavate the entire yard.
Here's a look at how bad the pipe was and understand that it is the original water line from the 1920's.
And a couple pieces they hack sawed off. Since then they have hooked up some kind of machine to a generator on the back of a truck. The machine has a hose of some sort and they are using the force to try and move the rest of the pipe which is buried, forward from basement to the street.
There's a lot of watching going on.
In the end of several hours of trying, they weren't able to move most of the buried line so they bored to the side of it, laid the new pipe, and are now hooking things up, filling in the holes and just about ready to test the water.