It's rare you get to see the nether regions of a home. But part of our permitting process is to have the sewer pipes split from the main home to the mini home, so that they each will be independent while still having only one line entering the city's system. Before we actually break ground and re-pipe, the city needs to survey the existing line to ensure there's no current problems. So with the help of some city workers that's exactly what we did.
First the toilet was removed and a video camera on a cable (very akin to the miniaturized fibreoptic camera used in surgeries,.. I've seen it on t.v.) and sent straight down the pipes. Here's a view of the camera and what it sees heading down the old clay pipes.
What amazed me was the 20 meter distance from the main home to the city's pipes. And some of these pipe sections are 60 years old with little vine creepers growing in! Anyways in the end it's all looking good and we're slated to proceed in the next few weeks.
Here's me expressing my joy at the news (on the monitor)!