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Sal1

07:53AM | 01/21/02
Member Since: 01/20/02
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We just paid someone to use a snake and remove roots located about 120 feet in our pipes. Will this happen again next year? We are considering removing the tree that's located about 10 feet away from the cap that's located on our property? Does anyone know about the pros and cons of using the acid like subtance to permanetly kill the roots (you need a license to use this stuff). Help! Thanks.

Iceman

11:49AM | 01/21/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Sal,
Most of the time, even if the tree is removed, the roots will still grow. I've used a product called Root Destroyer by Hercules Mfg. I don't know if this stuff is still available, but it works. You just flush it down the commode every so often and it coats the inside of the sewer line to prevent the roots from entering. I used to buy it in the Tri-state area.
Len

rpxlpx

04:41AM | 01/22/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
A septic system professional gave me some crystals called copper sulphate that he claimed would kill roots in my system. (I can't verify that it works or not.) He told me to dissolve some in a bucket of water and then pour it into the "last" tank - the one that gets pumped into the field.
The first thing I learned it that this stuff will eat a galvanized metal bucket if left overnight, so use plastic.
If you don't have a septic system, I assume you'd get the same results by flushing it, but I think I'd only use it if your drain pipes are plastic.
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