pvc pipe along exterior wall for termite treatment

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Old 12-11-04, 01:05 PM
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pvc pipe along exterior wall for termite treatment

Will someone comment on this appraoch? I will bury 1/2 in PVC pipe along the exterior wall of my house at the depth where concrete foundation meets stucco wall. In other words, the pipe will be buried at the termite entry level.

I will drill many 1/16 in holes on the pipe. Instead of moving dirt, applying chemical, putting the soil back year after year, I can just fill the pipe from above and let gravity and diffusion take care of soaking the soil.
 
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Old 12-12-04, 04:23 AM
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That approach SOUNDS good but I believe the holes in the pipe would soon clog up and you would not get the treatment you are looking for. Also, you would not know if the pipe is working or not. May clog up 1/2 way or at 1/4. No way to tell. Good luck with your project.
 
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Thanks for the encouragement. By the way, I wrapped the pipe with drain pipe fabric that allows liquid to permeate through but prevents soil to plug up the holes.

I will give it more thoughts on the way to prevent hole clogging up. thanks.
 
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Just wondering ... what chemical do you plan to put into the ground ?
 
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DoItYourself termite treatments are not recommended. To protect the investment in your home, the cost of a professional tends to be a small price to pay.

http://lancaster.unl.edu/enviro/pest...DYITermite.htm
 
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