We have a slow sewer line between the house and the street.
It's almost certainly roots. I read somewhere that roundup can
kill those off, so I flushed a couple of gallons of roundup down
the toilet. How long before it has an effect?
| We have a slow sewer line between the house and the street.
| It's almost certainly roots. I read somewhere that roundup can
| kill those off, so I flushed a couple of gallons of roundup down
| the toilet. How long before it has an effect?
It depends on how long it takes for the tree to fall on your house.
round up doesnt kill thru roots, just leaves........
sorry that effort was a waste of time and money
use rock salt, partially dissolve 25 pounds in your basement sink, and
leave the home for the day. so you dont wash the salt past the roots.
a partial clog actually works better for rock salt, the salt water
rangs up and kills roots better
normally 12 hours kills small roots, if they are large snaking with
root cutter may still be necessary.
do it every month or two to prevent root re growth,
Salt is cheap. Gas to fetch it is expensive. My time is getting
priceless. I'd rather just bite the bullet and get it over with, and
replace the line with seamless root-proof PVC, and be done with it
forever. Don't forget, to any potential buyer that has ever had a sewer
backup, that note on the listing that the sewer line has been replaced
is a BIG selling point.
well i live within walking distance of a big grocery store. could walk
and haul it home in a wagon.
i do agree repolacing the line is best. ours had tree roots for over
10 years. my rock salt has worked fine all that time.
in our case we must rip up the garage and basement floor, part of a
asphalt driveway, a retaining wall and sidewalk.
our line has a sag, a low area so that sock liner thing cant be used,
i have had the line snaked followed by a camera, the videotape is
still around here. every terracota joint but one had roots
I am hoping to replace all of the line under the house this year,
before i get too old to bother, or be physically able.
we just gotr a new furnace with air, a interior freanch drain in that
area. and a new sewer line from bath vent to garage floor, line had
my wife wants a new gutted kitchen i want the bones of the home
replaced, and fix up my shop in the basement and garage
I've not ever heard of using Roundup. The standard that I have
used with good luck commercially and personally is copper
sulphate. It does not remove the roots, but poisons them so they
don't come back. The roots seem to "learn" not to try.
I'm afraid the cost and labor with the Roundup was a waste. You
need a good job with a root cutter head on the sewer machine, all
the way to the main. Follow with a good dose with copper
sulphate. If you know you have a root problem, dose once in the
spring and again in the late summer before the leaves fall, as
trees seem to put out anther batch of roots looking for water.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
Call your city engineering department. Mine will come in every six
months and auger the tree roots out of the pipes. In three years they
are going to put a new sewer line on my block and I'l be getting a new
pipe in to the house. Yeah!
If you did indeed put Roundup down the sewer, you are irresponsible with
regard to the environment. Glycophosphate is NOT environment friendly.
Doesn't it say right on the label not to use around ponds, lakes and
streams? Where do you think your sewer water goes?
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