That's one big clump of roots...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
First, I'm still deciding on names for my new kitty, but so far Moonspark seems to be winning with me. And with a bit of Spark in her name, I'll always be reminded to keep on Sparking - some feline motivation!
Now about the dirt and roots in the picture below. THAT was what has been blocking my drain from my laundry room all these years. It is FINALLY gone, and the pipes that allowed the roots in are replaced with ones that won't let that happen again. Something I don't think I've ever said before, but I can't wait to do some laundry tomorrow. I want to see an entire full load drain without having suds and a whole lot of water come up the drain in my floor and flood the room. I'm so glad I made the HARD decision to just replace the pipes and be done with it. We've been pussyfooting around with various ways of getting the drain clear for years. Sometimes we've had some success, but never anything that lasted more than maybe a month or so. No more. It's dealt with and I shouldn't have any problems from now forward. Yay!
This clump completely filled the pipe it was in. It's about a foot long and the diameter of a large grapefruit.
My new pipes. It's a small section but it took care of the laundry room section and a section that handles my kitchen sink drain. The original pipes were terracotta (I think) and allowed tree roots to get through way too easily.
All the dirt will get filled in after the Holiday break - on Tuesday. But I'm delighted to be able to wash ANYTHING and not have a flooded floor. Hooray!!