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RootX Funnel Jar Application Instructions

2 Pound or 4 Pound Jars:

  1. Unscrew Lid from top of container.
  2. Take the mixing funnel/applicator and put the wide threaded end into the opening where the lid was in the square container.
  3. Rotate the mixing funnel/applicator clockwise screwing the mixing funnel into the square container so that it fits tightly.
  4. Grasping the bottom of the square container and the narrow end of the mixing funnel applicator, (putting a hand over the mixing funnel/applicator cap which is located at the narrow end of the mixing funnel/applicator), Rock the square container with the mixing funnel/applicator attached, back and forth for approximately one minute allowing the two dry components of RootX root killer to go into the funnel and then back into the square container several times.
  5. After the one minute mixing process you may then take the cap off the narrow end of the mixing funnel/applicator and pour the entire contents of the dry product mixture through the mixing funnel/applicator directly into a sewer cleanout or toilet bowl if a sewer cleanout is not available.

Note: Use the same mixing procedure when applying RootX to septic tanks and leach fields


RootX Root Killer Treatment Guide

Quantity of RootX Required:

  • Quantity of RootX root killer required is based on the total feet from the start of the application (Example: Toilet or Clean Out) to beyond the point of root intrusion or to the city sewer connection at the street (see chart below).
  • 2lb. jar will treat approximately 50ft. of 4-inch pipe
  • 4lb. jars will treat approximately 100ft. of 4-inch pipe or 75ft. of 6 –inch pipe

RootX Application Rates: Sewer Lines, Leach Field Lines, Septic Tanks

Method RootX Amount Pipe Diameter Length
Septic Tanks 8 lb. per 1,000 gals.    
RootX Jars 2 lb. Jar 4 in. 50 ft.
RootX Jars 4 lb. Jar 4 in. 100 ft.
RootX Jars 4 lb. Jar 6 in. 75ft.

Additional RootX Application Suggestions and Tips

  • Put no more than 2lbs of RootX in a toilet bowl to minimize possibility of foam overflow!
  • When applying into a sewer clean out, apply 5 gallons of water per pound of RootX product to ensure that the foam is pushed completely down the sewer line. After adding the RootX dry powder mixture to the toilet or clean out you can use a 5 gallon pail to add the correct amount of water. Tip: If applying RootX through a sewer cleanout you can use your bathtub to flush the correct amount of water down the pipe to ensure the RootX foam is pushed down the pipe. Example: If you are treating 40 feet of 4” diameter pipe then use 2 pounds of product. Fill your bathtub that leads to the clean-out with 10 gallons of water (this would be 5 gallons per pound of product). Pour mixed dry RootX powder in the cleanout. Cap the cleanout. Then release the water in your bathtub. Restrict water for 4-6 hours.
  • When applying into the toilet make sure to flush the toilet and add the dry mixture into the toilet bowl as the water is going down the drain.
  • It is suggested that when doing a toilet application, that you have a 5 gallon bucket filled with water readily available to further push the foam down the toilet drain if the foam comes back up the drain. This will help avoid the foam overflowing the bowl.
  • If you are applying through a toilet, the required water can be applied with a 5 gallon pail directly to the toilet or flush the toilet the required amount of times (up to 6 times for a 1.6 gallon low flow toilet when applying 2 pounds of RootX product).
  • Restrict water usage from 4 – 6 hours after application.

For Precautionary Statements and more specific information please refer to the RootX label. EPA Reg. No. 68464 -1