Monday, February 06, 2006

Roots

I rented a sewer snake today. 100 feet of one. And yes, size does matter.

HOW does a pecan tree send tiny, angel-hair-pasta-looking roots THROUGH PVC pipe? Not once, but over and over and over again until the angel hairs meet inside and become one giant, overcooked, starchy BLOB?

Dunno. It's a miracle of nature. But the blob is out now, the sewer snake has been returned to The Home Depot, and all is well.

I know you were on the edge of your seat wondering how it all came out.

(bwahaha)

8 comments:

Veronica in Aus said...

Woohoo!!! So Dad can cancel his flight to TX? Oooh, maybe I can come in his place ;)

Glad to hear all is right with the Kocur house once again :)

Cara said...

Roots can't get into PVC! You prob. still have a little clay pipe left! They started using these in the 70's (I think) and they are horrible about having roots grow into them! That was why they switched to PVC! Scary how I know about sewage pipes isn't it!!!!!!!

Stacy said...

Nope. It's PVC. After doing a little research last night, I learned that the roots probably found a crack in one of the joints of the pipe. Roots CAN get in to PVC. ;) All of our old clay pipes are still buried (in pieces) along with the new PVC lines. We know this because we had to dig up our whole backyard last year to replace the gas line, and we kept digging up pieces of old clay pipe. Also, we saw the actual PVC at that time. Scary how much *I* know about sewage pipes, isn't it? :)

Sue said...

I KNEW IT WAS GONNA BE TREE ROOTS!!! Thank goodness it's all fixed, and here's to flushing toilets. That is one small thing that is actually a rather big thing!

Cara said...

Oh, through a crack makes sense. What I am saying is that roots cannot actually penetrate PVC the way they did the old clay pipes!!

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Kim said...

Aw man, I WAS on the edge of my seat - waiting to see a picture of the BLOB!!! Glad it is all flowing free for ya now!

Martha in CA said...

I swear Stacy, I don't know ANYONE that has a more fun life than you do!

Turd herder.