We have some kind of clearish, gel-like stuff growing in our drip line, and
I really don't think bleach is the best thing to be dumping in my yard.
Thinking if I just change the Ph a little for a while, like with vinegar or
maybe even a couple pots of (cooled) tea, it might eliminate the problem.
What do others use?
To be fair, the guy who works on our unit says he uses bleach every couple
months, but his drip line goes to the sewer and mine doesn't. My wife
mentioned the bleach idea to a building engineer where she works (40 story
block-wide building in downtown Houston) and he got really serious, saying
don't ever put chlorine bleacn in anything like a drip line. It will eat up
anything it comes in contact with. Now, I know that chlorine is highly
reactive, but is schedule 40 PVC really that fragile? If I had to I could
catch the drip for a couple days...
Dave (who is uncertain at this point.)