Originally Posted By: wichita
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I asked a question several days ago and got some excellent advice about my furnace and so I’ll ask another question. I’m kind of a handyman and work on my house (1957 ranch style one story) and several months ago I heard “Glug Glug” in the toilet when the washing machine emptied and I felt that was my cue to rent an auger and roto rooter the sewer line.
As I've done before, I got a shovel and dug down about 24" to the tile sewer line and found the place where someone had taken a hammer and knocked a hole in the sewer line (probably many years ago) and I proceeded to auger the line.
I removed several wads of tree roots and patted myself on the back for a job well done and heard no more "Glug Glug". One weekend several weeks later I decided to install a "clean out" to make things easier. I did so by digging down and removing the 3ft section of tile with the cleanout and noticed that the hammered out area was really weak and cracked really bad and was in poor condition (I hadn't noticed this before). The other thing I noticed was large donut shaped wad of tree roots I pulled out of both ends of the section I replaced (even though I had just augered the sewer line).
I concluded that even though I'd just augered the sewer line I probably still have a lot of tree roots in the line. Is my assumption correct?