Skip to comments.Looking for plumbing advice (trees breaching into our pipes through the cities connection)
Posted on 09/27/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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Another option that may or may not apply, is to do the root-X treatments until the next time the city does sewer renovation in your street. Many municipalities are still separating storm sewers from sanitary sewers. Getting a new lateral done when they are tearing up the street at taxpayer expense can save you a fortune, if you can wait that long. We got lucky on a 3-unit we owned that had cracked clay pipe. Saved $$$ Thousands, we supplied the coffee and donuts gratis!
Your plumber is right the connection to the city main is yours!
Forget that then, that’s the problem we had too and so just kept calling the plumber every couple years. You may not even want to try poisons.
Localities plan on doing major road repairs every 25 to 50 years.
They were actually pumping in a concrete-type material that set afterwards; it was just as good as laying new pipe. Air pressure kept the sleeve inflated, then the sleeve was retracted as the last step. It went around a corner and everything.
Thanks. I will try to find that.....sounds like a possible workaround.
Sounds Like Lower Merion a Lotta Terra Cotta Drains
Pssssst When the arborist says he’s going to cut down your tree an grind the roots, he just means that he’ll grind them down to yard level. They do NOT go underground and remove all the roots. We learned that the hard way when we wanted to install a paved circle, rose bed, and fountain where 2 trees had stood. We ended up having to raise the pavers and the rose bed because we could not remove dirt — too many roots in the way. The arborist came back twice, but we still had roots the size of my thigh left behind.
A plumber told me recently to flush a box of salt every month. It kills roots growing in the line.
It was very interesting, because the Sewer Pipe was actually a wooden stave water pipe that had been installed circa 1890. The pipe was in excellent shape, so the City had to look-up the directions to hook-on (needed hot tar), and find an old Cooper that knew how to do it.
Thanks for bring that memory back for me, and good luck ............................................. FRegards
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