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Old 09-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Theres no way to kill roached down a sink drain, right?


Gees, how does one control the breeding "ground" for disgusting roaches if the live in your sewer drain/pipes that travel for 100-200 feet??! They come up the drain, and crawl out of sink, then, well, you know. Yes, I can spray Demand CS around sink area, etc, but wont they just keep coming out?

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Old 09-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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I mean, I could "gas" them- first dump bleach down there, the follow with muriatic. Resulting will be a drain pipe line full of chlorine gas. Of course, I will have to stoper up my rain........

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That sounds like a scene from a horror movie. They make it through the trap?
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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That sounds like a scene from a horror movie. They make it through the trap?
Im just assuming they do- cant say 100% as I dont see thm climb out (indeed like a horror movie!), but theres 3-4 right where the sing is- Im assuming they hold their breath and 'swim" through trap. i wouldnt put it beyond them, those 350 million year old stinkers......from the cretaceous era.......
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geez- maybe I should ckeck/verify- maybe I have a stupid bottle trap instead of a regular p trap . If so, a dry bottle trap would be a good easy highway for them to come on in!
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OK. Its a p trap. BUT, the drain system does not have a regular whatchamacallit- that long tube that goes through the roof, for venting. Vent pipe(?). It has a shortened version, that is under the sink, maybe thats where theyre crawling from. sewer, through that venting pipe, avoiding the p trap....
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I would think that if the plumbing lines are used on a regular basis the roaches would get washed back down the pipe, especially the main line. If I had to guess, they are coming from somewhere else.
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100% sure there not drain flies?
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OK. Its a p trap. BUT, the drain system does not have a regular whatchamacallit- that long tube that goes through the roof, for venting. Vent pipe(?). It has a shortened version, that is under the sink, maybe thats where theyre crawling from. sewer, through that venting pipe, avoiding the p trap....
Can you post a pic of the "vent". I haven't seen the guts of an AAV but they are supposed to let air in not out. I suppose it's possible for the roaches to get out.
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american cockroach. I majored in Bio.
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Can you post a pic of the "vent". I haven't seen the guts of an AAV but they are supposed to let air in not out. I suppose it's possible for the roaches to get out.
Good point, dj. I didnt thin of that- air should go IN, not OUT when drain is "flushed" with water. Meaning, shouldnt that be a kind of check valve setup? Geez- could they NOT be coming out of there? Why do they concentrate in sink. Moisture, perhaps.....

Update: no roaches last night, but I did spray area with Demand CS. No dead ones either. Will watch it.

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