05:33PM | 11/02/01
Member Since: 11/01/01
3 lifetime posts
Does anyone know of a way to get rid of an over 2 inch thick tree root in the main sewer line? The plumbers' blades have been unsuccessful and I would like to avoid digging up the concrete to cut the pipe.

Jay J

04:12AM | 11/03/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi dangelind,

Consider running a new line, starting at some point before the 'damaged line', and continuing to some point PAST the damaged line, and tap back into it. It's a lot cheaper to bore a new hole than it is to do what you're thinking has to be done. It may still be costly but it's cheaper than digging up the line.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!


02:55PM | 11/17/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
I had a lot of success with Hercules Root Destroyer. For a root that size it will take awhile, but the stuff works. It also coats the inside of the line to prevent roots from entering. It's available from most good plumbing supplies. All you do is pour it in the toilet and flush. Hope it works for you also.


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