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MAIN PIPE TO THE HOUSE
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KellyGa    Posted 01-01-2004 at 10:24:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh yeah, this is gonna be a great year, if this is any indication today. The water is coming back out from under the toilet, and that pipe is the main pipe leading to yard, and then to the street. Ian had gone to Lowe's or Home Depot. We are expecting company tomorrow to top it all off. Yay, I sure hope it's an easy thing. We had the city out here a year ago fixing there side, roots and all that kinda thing had gotten into the pipes, had ours snaked out on our side, so we will see what the deal is. I just hate this kinda thing. It always happens when theres no time and nothing open.


Jon(MI)    Posted 01-02-2004 at 10:12:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
You may want to consider taking down some trees within 50' of your sewer line. A root system usually travels a few feet more than the circumfrence of the tree crown.


Jon(MI)    Posted 01-02-2004 at 10:10:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
You may want to consider taking down some trees within 50' of your sewer line.


SHeiserman    Posted 01-01-2004 at 16:52:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dieselrider is right, once you've got them (roots) the time between cleanings gets shorter and shorter. They sell root killer, but it seems to me once you have roots in the sewer, it's too late. I hear brine from a water softener or rock salt in a floor drain helps too. Chances are, PVC is going to be the cure. Good luck.


Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 14:48:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
The problem with tree roots is that they come back alot quicker than you would think possible. If there is water flowing they seem to frow right to it in no time at all. Clean them out and there right back in no time. I hope you get it all straightened out.


~Lenore    Posted 01-01-2004 at 14:23:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, I sure hope you got that toilet problem fixed. I know just how you feel. I had a very similar problem at Thanksgiving a few years ago. (Always happens on holidays and weekends)
Turned out the old sewer pipes were cracked and had roots in them.

I had a plumber out several times and got temporary fixes. Then someone told me our town had a program grant to replace old sewer pipes. I applied and after a 4 month wait it was my turn. A licensed plumbing crew came out and totally replaced it. I have not had another problem since, sure is nice.


Willy-N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 11:06:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it makes you feel any better it is about 16 degs out with 27 mph winds and our ground is frozen pretty good. The wind chill is terible right now! Spent a hour in it cleaning the barn out and the area around it of about 12 inches of snow. Nice to be inside where it is warm and the Cows have nice new straw to lay on in the barn so we are all happy! Good luck with your problem I hope it is not this cold where you are. Mark H.


Bob/Ont    Posted 01-01-2004 at 10:48:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Better rent a PortaPotty Kelly. You have willow trees or cedars near the drain? They love water and get into drains. If the road has been rebuilt lately the vibrating rollers can crack older pipes and the leaks attract roots faster.
Later Bob


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