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I am having the dreaded issue of having my clay sewer pipe infiltrated by tree roots. After getting it cleaned out a couple of times we are just about to throw in the towel and replace it. I was wondering how thick of a schedule 40 would you go? 4"? The run is about 50' and am looking for a couple of 20' and probably a 10'.. Is it common to trail up a bunch of 10'? Or would it be respectable to do two 20' and a 10'?

Also I talked to lowes/menards/ and a specialty store around here to see if anyone sold 20' but they do not.. Any ideas?

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I am having the dreaded issue of having my clay sewer pipe infiltrated by tree roots. After getting it cleaned out a couple of times we are just about to throw in the towel and replace it. I was wondering how thick of a schedule 40 would you go? 4"? The run is about 50' and am looking for a couple of 20' and probably a 10'.. Is it common to trail up a bunch of 10'? Or would it be respectable to do two 20' and a 10'?

Also I talked to lowes/menards/ and a specialty store around here to see if anyone sold 20' but they do not.. Any ideas?

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Judging by what you have posted, you need to have a licensed plumber in your area do the work. They will take care of the materials that you have the questions about. I'm not trying to discourage you in your DIY attempts, but some things are better left to trained professionals. 99% of plumbing work falls into this category.

P.S. How was that Ron?
 

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All,

I am having the dreaded issue of having my clay sewer pipe infiltrated by tree roots. After getting it cleaned out a couple of times we are just about to throw in the towel and replace it. I was wondering how thick of a schedule 40 would you go? 4"? The run is about 50' and am looking for a couple of 20' and probably a 10'.. Is it common to trail up a bunch of 10'? Or would it be respectable to do two 20' and a 10'?

Also I talked to lowes/menards/ and a specialty store around here to see if anyone sold 20' but they do not.. Any ideas?

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
I want to know why you thought we would answer your question. I am really curious.
 

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Judging by what you have posted, you need to have a licensed plumber in your area do the work. They will take care of the materials that you have the questions about. I'm not trying to discourage you in your DIY attempts, but some things are better left to trained professionals. 99% of plumbing work falls into this category.

P.S. How was that Ron?

Yea very professional. :thumbup:
 

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Why run PVC? Get a macerating pump, run everything into it. Then run a 3/4" PE line out to the municipal sewer. Tree roots are alot less likely to find the 3/4" line. Be sure to "snake" the line in the trench. (Think squigley line in the trench.) That will make it harder for the roots to gain purchase when the try to force their way into the new lines.

You will most likely need a plumber to do this properly, however this is a way that many homeowners would attempt.

Let us know how you mske out. Be sure to include pictures and post the results.

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Were done with this thread now closed.
 
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