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  • Continuous main line plugging

    I was wondering if there is a way where a new line can be
    installed inside the existing main line, aleviating the need to dig
    up the whole yard and replace the 4 inch line. I have a problem
    with roots but would hate to destroy my yard and front
    patio.
    Thanks,
    Chris

  • #2
    Re: Continuous main line plugging

    if the pipe can be cleaned, it can be relined. some of the posters here might be able to provide you with more detailed info, but it definitley requires a professional.
    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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    • #3
      Re: Continuous main line plugging

      Relining and bursting are both no-dig replacement options. There is a dollar cost associated with these options vs digging if it's an easy dig.

      I tend to focus on no-dig options, and my initial thought is that someone competant should be able to get the roots under control. First step would be a video inspection to see what you are dealing with.
      This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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      • #4
        Re: Continuous main line plugging

        with relining you need to clean the line to a perfect condition so it can be lined. therefore if you can clean it, you can then stay on top of it in the future.

        pipe bursting is a technique i use to actually insert a full size pipe into the existing damaged pipe. all i need is a snake to thread a cable from point a to point b. then my bursting heads will expand and burst the old pipe to make room for full size sdr17 hdpe pipe that is bullet proof.

        just do a search for some of the threads and photos i've posted under the key words trenchless pipe bursting.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Continuous main line plugging

          Thanks Guys,
          My plumber came and took the roots out today. He said my
          line is not collapsed or he couldnt snake it ? After he cleaned it
          I put in Rootx to see if I can control the problem. I'll read some
          of the forum about the lining and pipe bursting also.
          Thanks again,
          Chris

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          • #6
            Re: Continuous main line plugging

            I believe you'll need to reapply the rootX in a few weeks. I seem to recall that you shouldn't apply it immediately after having the drain cleaned.
            No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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            • #7
              Re: Continuous main line plugging

              Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
              I believe you'll need to reapply the rootX in a few weeks. I seem to recall that you shouldn't apply it immediately after having the drain cleaned.
              It's OK to apply right after cutting roots as long as it's within 2hs. If you miss that 2hr window then you should wait 6-8 weeks.
              I always apply 8 weeks later as I don't keep it on the van.
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