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Raphion

join:2000-10-14
Samsara
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·Verizon FiOS
reply to jjoshua

Re: The roots of the problem

said by jjoshua:

Get a rubber coupling, place it over the hole in the pipe, and secure it.

I'd rather replace that whole section rather than try to patch it, because it's not simply a small hole there, but a crack that spirals around the pipe for about 2 feet. I'm not confident that it's structurally sound, and could soon collapse if I only patched over the hole.


jjoshua
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join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
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As long as the pipe is exposed and you're doing work, you might as well put a camera down the pipe to see if there are any other problems.



Raphion

join:2000-10-14
Samsara
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

said by jjoshua:

As long as the pipe is exposed and you're doing work, you might as well put a camera down the pipe to see if there are any other problems.

I have looked down it as far as I can see, and don't see anything other than very light curtains of roots at some joins. The kind of thing that rootx should take care of. Water certainly flows like there's nothing in it's way. I don't own a camera that I could actually send down the pipe, I'd have to rent one or hire someone with one. The washout is full size though, so sending a camera down it should be no issue if it's needed in the future, so I don't think I'll worry about it right now.