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    Arrow Sum Pump weed growth

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    Hi All, Came across this weed type, stuffed in the drain title of a sum pump. Not sure if it's intended to be home made filter or there is some growth in the pipe. Has anyone come across this?
    Any assistance or advise would be most appreciated.

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Those are tree or shrub roots! Those small feeder roots search for moisture, and they found it!

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Those are tree or shrub roots! Those small feeder roots search for moisture, and they found it!
    Hi Scott, Good morning, I can always count on you for help. THANKS, I'm planing to recommend to the client to have a video scan to see if there is damage etc. What do you think/advice.
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by fidel gonzales View Post
    Hi Scott, Good morning, I can always count on you for help. THANKS, I'm planing to recommend to the client to have a video scan to see if there is damage etc. What do you think/advice.
    Thank you
    I'm sure the drain pipe/tile is full of roots, mud, etc... Depending on the type of pipe that was used they may be able to router out the line or it might be time to replace it.

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Hey Scott, Thanks for the advise. Whenever Tennessee host a inspector conference. I'll have to fly in to attend and me you. Then take you out for dinner and adult beverages. Keep me post on anything up coming.

    Best wishes

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    What did you think the "weed growth" was, exactly?
    (In other words, you were there, what was your impression?)

    Last edited by Dom D'Agostino; 09-30-2013 at 04:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by fidel gonzales View Post
    Hey Scott, Thanks for the advise. Whenever Tennessee host a inspector conference. I'll have to fly in to attend and me you. Then take you out for dinner and adult beverages. Keep me post on anything up coming.

    Best wishes
    Well the largest HI conference will be held in a Nashville, January 12-15, 2014. InspectionWorld Nashville 2014

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Well the largest HI conference will be held in a Nashville, January 12-15, 2014. InspectionWorld Nashville 2014
    That certainly looks like a lot of CE opportunity, Scott.


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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    That certainly looks like a lot of CE opportunity, Scott.
    I agree! Some of the best CE and presenters that I have seen in one location since I have been in the profession. I don't think any of the sessions are repeats, that was one of the goals of the selection committee when they put the program together for InspectionWorld Nashville 2014

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    What did you think the "weed growth" was, exactly?
    (In other words, you were there, what was your impression?)
    Just supriced, I've never seen weeds growing inside the pipe/draintile
    in over 1000 of inspection I've done in my area. Just wanted to get another opinion that's all

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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by fidel gonzales View Post
    Just supriced, I've never seen weeds growing inside the pipe/draintile
    in over 1000 of inspection I've done in my area. Just wanted to get another opinion that's all
    No need to defend yourself, Fidel. Sometimes we will see something strange and new and our brains alone can't send out a good answer. That is what this board should be about.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Sum Pump weed growth

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    No need to defend yourself, Fidel. Sometimes we will see something strange and new and our brains alone can't send out a good answer. That is what this board should be about.
    John, sorry that I sounded like I was defending myself. I apologize, trust me I'm never too proud to ask for help or learn from others. You are 100% correct . "That's what this forum is all about" thank so much for taking the time to write. Warmest regards
    Fidel

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