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Tree roots in sewer lines force you for sewer line replacement to cut down tree roots below are few solutions. 1. Mechanically Cutting Tree Roots One of the most… common techniques is to use a mechanical auger. "The mechanical method of root removal is simple," says Tim Carter, author of the syndicated column AsktheBuilder.com. "A powered sewer auger is sent down a sewer line with a rotating spiral head. The head has teeth on it much like a reciprocating saw blade. The rotating action cuts the roots, but many remain within the sewer line." This clears the roots from the sewer line, but doesn't solve the problem - the roots will grow back. "You've simply removed the symptom," says David Yates, president of FW Behler Inc. in York, Pa. "And that root that's now cut off or snapped off or chewed off will immediately start to send out some fine tendrils, which will start the whole process again." 2. Chemical Tree Root Removal To kill off the root structure so it doesn't grow back, you need to use some sort of chemical. Carter recommends copper sulfate crystals. "They are 100 percent effective because the copper in the copper sulfate crystals creates a poison zone within the soil outside the pipe," he says. "Roots can't get into the pipe, as they die trying." David L. Whyte, of Whyte Plumbing Inc., in Tarzana, Calif., prefers a foaming agent like RootX. "Copper sulfate crystals sit on the bottom of the pipe," he says. "They do not foam. They do not coat the root masses that come down from the top of the pipe like fingers from a web. That's basically how the roots grow in. The foaming root destroyers like RootX foam inside the pipe, and coat the top." 3. How To Kill Tree Roots With A Hydro Jetter An effective, but potentially expensive, way of clearing sewer lines is with a hydro jetter. This machine uses a pump and water and produces up to 4,000 psi, up to 17 to 18 gallons per minute. "The trailer jetter is the size of a small truck and basically has a 500-foot reach," Whyte says. "It has specialty tips that go on the end that use water. They have ones that have wires that look like cat's whiskers and spin anywhere from 20,000 rpm to 50,000 rpm." After the hydro jetter does its job, the sewer line can be flushed with a chemical to kill any roots still present. 4. Digging Up Invasive Tree Roots Sometimes, a sewer line can't be cleaned or cleared if it has been damaged too badly and must be replaced. To assess the extent of the damage, you may want to consider investing in a camera that can videotape inside the line. After the above trials if still the problem exist call A-General sewer line repair & replacement service for help.
if you are fitting a maserator unit like Saniflo you can go horizontally up to 100 meters or vertically up to 4 meters but you must have a 1 in 200 gravity fall on the hor…izontal there is no certain distance it can be from the main. it all depends on the fall and how deep your sewer is, however it does matter how many bends your line has. It shouldn't exceed 135 degrees or 100' without a cleanout.
Answer Your home improvement warehouse store or bathroom contractor should have "flush-up" toilet kits (sewage ejector pump, Qwik Jon is one I have installed. Th…ese are very handy where no sewer is available for standard toilet installation. The kit consists mainly of a tank and pump that will carry waste to the existing sewer lines and misc. parts and installation instructions. You provide the toilet and PVC from tank to sewer. They run about $800-$1000 depending on your needs (toilet only, or toilet, lav, & shower configuration). These require a GFCI outlet nearby so you may need an electrician, the rest is very easy. Good luck. In addition to the installation instructions I would recommend installing a "clean-out" in your PVC, especially if you are pumping a considerable distance, in case a clog develops.
What is the recommended drop in elevation for a main sewer line in a house for it to drain properly?
Answer Anytime I have plummbed a house, I always start on the far end of the drain system and slowly drop the grade as I work my way to the main drain. Just alwa…ys remember sh!t rolls downhill. goodluck
Yes. if local codes allow and if all fixtures are vented and the fixture units do not exceed the waste line they are connected to
Yes and so can snakes and rats and other vermin
A soil pipe that removes fecal matter
Need to install a sewer pump to pump the sewer up to the sewer waste line
I would use 4" nothing smaller
you do not "need" one.
1/8" per foot (1% grade)
That would depend on what type of stoppage FOG* or roots or gravel how one would clear it * Fats oil grease
If you have a basement, you can see where the line goes through the wall. It is probably a straight line from that point to the street or alley depending on where it is. If in… a group of track houses, it may angle to the property line and those two house will run in the same ditch. It can be anyplace, there is no set place it has to be, only the depth. If you don't have a basement, you can use the same directions and go from the main vent in the roof.
3" house (building) drain allowable. 4" building sewer line needed for house from sewer main.
That would depend on what type of "Stoppage" is presentRoots, rags hard stoppages require rodding (snakes) soft stoppages grease ,soil require the use of water Jetters to scou…r the lines to restore full flow
by calculating the fixture unit requirements and the pitch of the piping for proper drainage