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    Default Blocked drain cleaning

    Looking for a affordable drain cleaner to clear the neigbours roots from our drainpipe. The usual suspect are crazy expensive. Centurion area.
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    Default Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    Why are you worried about cost , his roots are damaging your pipes , he should pay.

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    Most likely need to be removed mechanically rather than chemically me thinks ?

    Then unfortunately the cause need to be addressed. Tree or shrub, whatever.

    I had this problem with my neighbour who was moving toward some legal solution, so I was forced (by across the wall chat) to cut down a very mature tree Ficus Nataliensis.
    However its root system is very aggressive and was starting also to damage my brick paving, swimming pool, steps, etc.
    So, unfortunately there is sometimes no other solution.

    Yes, speak to him and make him realize that.
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    Get a set of sewer Rods with that twirly corkscrew fitting and twist those roots out. I'm led to believe nothing will eat those roots up.
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    Default Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    The tree needs to go to avoid a recurring problem.

    Roots would need to be cleared out of the pipe mechanically.

    Go through insurance if you can to save cost on the basis of a blocked drain. If paving etc needs to be lifted and relayed then the costs can run up quite quickly.

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    Default Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    get n bucket of coppersulphate

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    For roots to block a sewer, there has to be a leak in the pipe.
    Removing the roots will be a temporary fix only.
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    Default Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by bertus View Post
    get n bucket of coppersulphate
    Will this kill the roots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    For roots to block a sewer, there has to be a leak in the pipe.
    Removing the roots will be a temporary fix only.
    Is so... maar dit is in die buurman se erf.
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    Meganies is al manier om die drein nou oop te kry. Dan boom afkap, riool oopgrawe en die beskadigde stuk pyp vervang.

    Ek kan vir jou kom kyk wat die opsies is? 073 0924 714
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    Default Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Get a set of sewer Rods with that twirly corkscrew fitting and twist those roots out. I'm led to believe nothing will eat those roots up.
    Friend of a friend with a roots problem in drains was told, by a drains inspection co. guy, to gooi a 5l poolacid down the drain, wait a few minutes, follow with a 100l bucket or two of water to fill up manhole to flush under some pressure. i believe it worked to kill the roots, but is probably not allowed, so don't do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thabogrobler View Post
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    Default Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    If you don't know what you doing
    DON'T, or else you going to be digging the rods out
    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Get a set of sewer Rods with that twirly corkscrew fitting and twist those roots out. I'm led to believe nothing will eat those roots up.

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