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I would recommend ROOTX all day long, I would sell a lot of it when I worked for R.R.
Vaporooter is 3-4 times stronger than rootx plus it has meta sodium which is a very strong root re-growth inhibitor, or killer, I get the two chemicals mixed up . Rootx only has dichlobenil.. When I say 3-4 it has 3-4 times as much dichlobenil or whatever that pesticide is that rootx has. Its the same chemical. That's why I got into it. I was concerned that I couldn't properly treat a root problem 75 feet down the line by flushing rootx down the toilet. Check out this video.
 

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I was charging 450 the most of last year up from 350 for the past several years treatment costa bout 60 bucks. Add that to a jetter job with a camera shot and that makes for a good call.
Thanks for sharing sounds profitable did you get a lot of calls?
Another question how soon after the application can the customer use the sewer?
 

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Thanks for sharing sounds profitable did you get a lot of calls?
Another question how soon after the application can the customer use the sewer?
Not a lot of calls but my success rate of selling it is 95 percent of the time. It's an upsell thing and IT WORKS PERIOD. Their slogan, not mine.
 

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Another question how soon after the application can the customer use the sewer?
I tell them to not do laundry for a few hours but can start using right away. Roots dont grow where the water flows. Something I learned in my "root class division" for the pesticide application license.
 

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Pretty sure he's saying roots grow into the line from the top, not the bottom where water flows which is right 99% of the time.
They grow in everywhere they can friend, bottom, top, sides……and from around the corner. Between pipe and concrete slab. You name it.

I’ve dug hundreds up……
 

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Pretty sure he's saying roots grow into the line from the top, not the bottom where water flows which is right 99% of the time.
Yes that is what I meant. It wasn't clear.
They grow in everywhere they can friend, bottom, top, sides……and from around the corner. Between pipe and concrete slab. You name it.

I’ve dug hundreds up……
I'm 63 and have been digging up sewers that long. They may start at the bottom but they will curl around and come in, not at the bottom, where there is a steady flow. After I learned that I watched for infiltration points while digging up sewers. It seemed true. I think if you pay attention to the next root removal and using the camera you will see entry points are not at the bottom of the pipe.
That closet flange pic is a good debunker but, dare I say,, its a little different.
 

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Yes that is what I meant. It wasn't clear.
I'm 63 and have been digging up sewers that long. They may start at the bottom but they will curl around and come in, not at the bottom, where there is a steady flow. After I learned that I watched for infiltration points while digging up sewers. It seemed true. I think if you pay attention to the next root removal and using the camera you will see entry points are not at the bottom of the pipe.
That closet flange pic is a good debunker but, dare I say,, its a little different.
I think we may have different type trees here than you to possibly. If you still live in Idaho, I’m positive of it. 🤣✌

We have trees that grow in water, they’re not scared of water, especially nutrient rich water. Look up “ Bald Cyprus “ trees and live oak trees.

They’ll grow into the pipe at any opening.

They’ll grown between concrete and the pipe and then surround a toilet flange and grow into the pipe. They grow anywhere there’s an opening. I found two like that in just the past couple months. It’s pretty common here.

Our sewers are installed where the most roots are for the trees In our area, 1’- 5’ deep at most.

Look at some of the pics I’ve posted.
 

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I think we may have different type trees here than you to possibly. If you still live in Idaho, I’m positive of it. 🤣✌

We have trees that grow in water, they’re not scared of water, especially nutrient rich water. Look up “ Bald Cyprus “ trees and live oak trees.

They’ll grow into the pipe at any opening.

They’ll grown between concrete and the pipe and then surround a toilet flange and grow into the pipe. They grow anywhere there’s an opening. I found two like that in just the past couple months. It’s pretty common here.

Our sewers are installed where the most roots are for the trees In our area, 1’- 5’ deep at most.

Look at some of the pics I’ve posted.
Agreeee,I've seen roots grown in pipes ever which way,they gots to come out whether it's top bottom or sides
 

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I just moved to Idaho 3 months ago. Back in so ca that's the way it played out most of the time. I've seen the occasional toilet flange with major roots. I wasn't saying they don't grow where there is water or didn't mean to. I meant for the most part the roots come in at the sides and top, not where the constant flushing of water travels at the bottom of the pipe. After I was told that I started to examine the clay root-infested pipes I dug up and it seemed to be true.
 

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I just moved to Idaho 3 months ago. Back in so ca that's the way it played out most of the time. I've seen the occasional toilet flange with major roots. I wasn't saying they don't grow where there is water or didn't mean to. I meant for the most part the roots come in at the sides and top, not where the constant flushing of water travels at the bottom of the pipe. After I was told that I started to examine the clay root-infested pipes I dug up and it seemed to be true.
Probably the type trees you have dealt with had that characteristic. It’s all good ✌
 
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