On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 11:26:39 AM UTC-4, Moe DeLoughan wrote:
The reality is that property tax is just one of many taxes.
I suspect the poster is referring to federal and state income tax,
not property tax. And even in the case of property taxes, when you
have 6 Mexican workers living in one small apartment, I'm not sure they
are paying their fare share.
On Friday, April 4, 2014 8:55:04 PM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
I agree. They should check the policy and/or agent, but I've never
heard of one covering a sewer pipe replacement due to old age. If
it was something catastrophic and sudden, like a tree falling and
somehow taking out some pipe, then it would be different. They will
pay for damage caused to the house, eg cleaning sewage from the basement,
if that happened as a result of the sewer pipe, but not for the pipe
itself. At least that's how it's worked in any case I've heard of.
Still, OP should check to be sure.
over 15 years ago I had bad tree root troubles..........
so every spring I dump a 25 pound bag of rock salt in my wash tub and mix with very hot water, this kills tree roots but leaves the trees unaffected..
had a camera inspection every joint in the clay tile had tree roots but one...
THIS REALLY WORKS!!
and is really cheap!:)
On Saturday, April 5, 2014 9:39:08 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
ix with very hot water, this kills tree roots but leaves the trees unaffect
ideally no one will be home all day. After everyone has left I dump the roc
ksalt in the washtub, use the hottest water possible and try to fill the tu
b with water, while stirring with a shovel. When a good bit of water has ru
n, and about half the salt has dissolved I turn the water off and leave for
The remaing salt dissolves over time in the tub since the washing machine d
umps it water in the tub.
So one healthy dose of salt followed by some more till its all dissolved.
its worked for me for over 15 years, is super cheap, and cant kill trees or
bushes like the root killer copper sulhate can.
I have a mature tree in my back yard thats over 200 years old, and its root
s can travel more that 3 times its drip line......
Normall its 2 times the drip line at least for sycamores.
a friends neighbor used root killer, and killed 2 huge trees. he spent thou
sands having them cut down .......
I have never tried this, and at this time I don't need to where all of my
properties are located (except for one). All of my properties (except the
one) have cast iron sewer lines and no trees or bushes in the area. For the
one exception property, I have one of those sewer line insurance protection
policies on that sewer line that the water company sells. Ordinarily, I
wouldn't even get one of those policies but this sewer line runs out to the
center of the street right under a HUGE oak tree at the curb. So, if I ever
have to replace that sewer line, it would be a big expense and not something
that I could do myself.
But, about the salt idea...., I did used to have a property where roots were
a recurring problem. Since I no longer own the property, it is not an issue
for me. But, if I did do the salt idea, I am guessing that it would be good
to be able to block off the sewer line near the curb vent if possible, and
then let the hot rock salt water fill up the sewer pipe and stay there for
as long as possible before opening up the sewer line again. Do you do that
or something similar?
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