Originally Posted by Mike37
Hey guys. Well, I just had to have Roto Rooter snake my main drain for the second time in two years. We are getting fine roots growing through our old terra cotta drain. Toilet paper and other stuff gets caught and up comes the water in the basement.
I've been told that flushing some copper sulfate down the basement toilet will help a lot. Does anyone have any experience with the stuff? Also, is replacing about twenty feet of terra cotta drain with PVC a DIY job for three guys over a weekend or should I call a pro? Thanks!
3 guys and a back hoe or mini ex depending on the depth and what ever else is located down there would probably have better luck.
Your biggest issue is going to be knowing where and how deep to dig and what else is buried in the area,if theres lots of trees in the area that adds a whole new dimension to the project in my experiance.
If youre going to dig up the yard Id definately go ahead and install double clean outs up close to the house.
And if you do decide to dig up the yard make sure you get the property located,diggers hot line does this for free.
You might want to get the property located anyway just so you can get an idea what else is buried in there so you can decide if you want to take it on yourself