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    Oh, the wonderful things I'm learning!

    I've had roots in the line cleaned this week. I know you guys don't recommend chemicals. Does that mean the root killer? How come?

    People tell me to not use this or that type of TP. I have a 45 yr old line that goes to the city main that needs babying until I can have it camera.

    Sorry if I've already posted this question... I didn't see where I did.

    Thanks!
    Kathy

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    Root killers are one of those things that may not do any good, but at least they do not cause problems. If the sewer is flowing properly the root killers to not stay in the line long enough to even "bother" the roots.

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    I agree strongly with hj.......

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    Talking mothballs are good

    comon mothballs used to preserve clothing
    works real good in a sewer line....


    they are cheap and just flush a 1/2 a box down
    the toilet every month for about $1.50 and they will
    kill anything down in the line and probably ward off rats too.

    they actually burn and iritate the roots

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    And what about different types of TP? Several people have told me not to use the "soft stuff" or double-ply. Does that clog the line? Besides or unless roots.. right?

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    The paper will break down, but there are some toilets that will sometimes balk at flushing if heavy, double thickness paper is used.

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