I've had an ongoing problem with roots in the pipe that drains both
bathrooms. (I practically OWN Roto-Rooter now.) I have a couple questions:
I've done the copper sulfate thing, which is supposed to kill roots, but
I never seem to get really good results from that. Is there a trick to
it? I always let it sit for a number of hours, usually overnight. Is
there something else that works better? Other than having it snaked!!
I've heard of a method that, instead of replacing the original pipe,
slips a new, smaller diameter pipe inside the original, at much less
cost than tearing out and replacing the whole thing. But how does this
compare in terms of price, inconvenience (i.e., tearing up the
foundation?), and reliability? I just remodeled the bathrooms about
three years ago, including the installation of very expensive ceramic
tile floors. I dread the thought of seeing that destroyed, but I
suppose there's no way around it.
Any suggestions are welcome; I'd much prefer NOT tearing up the house to
repair/replace the pipe but, as I said, I'm not having much luck
controlling the roots that are causing the blockages.
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