I've got a broken shower drain line under the floor, Gonna suck it up and fix it. The break is apparently (according to my regular plumber who doesn't want the job) only about two feet outside the shower pan. From a little research, it seems as if it MIGHT be that that's about right for the pea trap. I'd like to break/dig it out myself, perhaps repair it myself or hire that out to a pro. This is on the first floor of a Stilt house (bayou vista).
Any idea how thick the concrete is going to be? Will it be reinforced? Will I need any special tooling (jackhammer, concrete saw) or will a nine pound hammer and a spud get'er done?
Anybody know of a good plumber who'd work with me on this kind of a deal, as in I supply the unskilled labor (son) and he helps supervise and repairs the plumbing?
OR would like to just check this thing out and give an estimate?
Any help is appreciated, tips, recommendations, etc. I'm fairly handy but since my heart attack I am pretty weak and can't do a whole lot.