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    Hey Rooter guys

    What would be the best solution to use to maintain keeping roots out of the drain? Copper sulfate or something else? Rodded out the 4" cast pipe in June. Got a crapload (pun intended) of roots out. It's blocking up again. This is at our summer home and not sure if the lack of using the plumbing has anything to do with it or the unusually dry summer combined with sandy dirt. It's clogged up again. As far as I know, it's 4" cast until it meets with pvc the city installed maybe 10 years ago.
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    Use copper sulfate
    Used to be k19 root killer

    IMMEDIATELY after using the root cutting blades.

    Works best when freshly cut

    Then use it routinely

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    What also works good after cutting or jetting is a professional product called Rootx.

    Its a foam product which means it gets the root ends at the top of the pipe too. The guys at the Ridgid plumbing forum swear by it.

    http://www.rootx.com/

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    Did they run the camera down the sewer to make sure they got all the roots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by y7turbo View Post
    Did they run the camera down the sewer to make sure they got all the roots?

    I rented a rodder at home depot and did it myself. Ran it thru 3 or 4 times until it came back empty and then flushed it out with a hose
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbhydro View Post
    What also works good after cutting or jetting is a professional product called Rootx.

    Its a foam product which means it gets the root ends at the top of the pipe too. The guys at the Ridgid plumbing forum swear by it.

    http://www.rootx.com/
    Thanks for the link but it looks like I can't purchase it. Looks like they market it as a yearly maintenance thru rooter companies
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    Can't you just **** in the neighbors sink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    What would be the best solution to use to maintain keeping roots out of the drain?............
    Get rid of all vegetation within a half mile radius.

    Hope this helps.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    Can't you just **** in the neighbors sink?
    Probably

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooked View Post
    Get rid of all vegetation within a half mile radius.

    Hope this helps.
    Working on it. I've been slowly cutting down the tree that I believe is the culprit. It will be gone in the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    Can't you just **** in the neighbors sink?
    problem solved.

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    I love this place. You can find an answer to ANY problem right here.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    Can't you just **** in the neighbors sink?
    He's too full of it, then he'd have to pay the bill for that too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    He's too full of it, then he'd have to pay the bill for that too!!
    Gotta get rid of my Christmas dinner somewhere.
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