Roebic FRK-1LB FRK Foaming Root Killer, 1-Pound, 1 lb, White

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Its On Sale! But is it Cheap?

- The best price we've seen on Amazon in the past 12 months was on July 11, 2019. The current price is considered low and a good time to buy. It is 11% higher than the cost at its lowest.


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Updated July 20, 2019

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DatePrice ActionChange %Price Level
20 Jul, 2019On Sale-10.01%low
12 Jul, 2019Price Increase24.56%average
11 Jul, 2019Price Drop-19.72%lowest
21 Jun, 2019Price Increase1.33%average
17 Jun, 2019Price Increase12.18%average
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Roebic FRK-1LB FRK Foaming Root Killer, 1-Pound, 1 lb, White

Product Details

  • Amazon.com Sold on
  • B000BQM5DS Amazon ASIN
  • Roebic Brand
  • FRK-1LB Model Number
  • Roebic Laboratories Manufacturer
  • Categories

    Pest Control, Repellents, Patio, Lawn & Garden

Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 6 Reviews
  • March 9, 2018 Last Review Date
  • Sept. 21, 2014 First Seen Review Date
  • 3 Reviewed on Subreddits

    HomeImprovement (3)
    personalfinance (2)
    Plumbing (1)

Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

Holey crap. [R]

1 year, 4 months agoDoug_Needles posted submission on personalfinance.
March 9, 2018

Hey guys. I just moved into my house about 3 weeks ago and I’m having major plumbing issues, even after having the home inspected and finding nothing that was disclosed prior to our purchase. Moving along to last night, my in-laws came over for a week. And in the process, their 4yr old flushed a wet wipe down our toilet. Causing the entire sewer line to clog and flood our tub. So we called out a plumber to check things out. He informed me that while he was snaking the drain line he removed tree roots. Afterwards they have to call out a second guy with a camera to inspect the amount of blockage and damage from the tree roots. We find out that not only was the drain 90% blocked, but there was multiple spots all about 5 feet apart that also had tree roots growing through the clay pipe. So I start stressing out about the cost. The final quote for the full repair was $9550. At which point I’m floored. And panicking trying to figure out why to do. I just spent all my savings on the down payment on he house and my credit is pretty much pushed to the limit that I’m willing to go. With 2 car payments and a house and 2 credit cards. I’m also in a situation with having lost my wife’s income cause of a newborn, so I’m barely able to make ends meet as it is. I’m looking for any kind of advice on what I can do. I’m calling the home insurance tomorrow to see if they will cover it. (Don’t think sewer lines are covered from tree roots). Calling up the home inspector and family members for ideas. Any advice would be helpful.

1 year, 4 months agoDoug_Needles posted comment on personalfinance.
March 9, 2018

Had a similar experience.

The plumber recommended that I use this stuff once a month. Pour it down the toilet before you leave for work, flush a couple times, and it'll work its magic while you're gone.

Can't say for certain if it'll work for you, but it's worked for us the past six months with no issue.

Every couple of months I'll pour one down the sewer clean out in the yard.

Home ownership vs. Stocks, and why paying rent is bad [R]

2 years, 4 months agoMarch 19, 2017

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2 years, 4 months agohuxley00 posted on personalfinance.
March 20, 2017

I used this once a year, after the roots were cleared

https://www.amazon.com/Roebic-FRK-Foaming-Killer-1-Pound/dp/B000BQM5DS

Seemed to stop the issue from reoccurring...

Rock salt vs copper sulfate for tree roots? [R]

2 years, 9 months agoJMac87 posted submission on HomeImprovement.
Oct. 4, 2016

I had the sewer line augured and the plumber said it's possible that there are some tree roots causing the backup. Before I get a professional out to dig up the yard I wanted to try flushing stuff down the drain. I've read that rock salt or copper sulfate can work but results take some time. I'd rather drop $60 now to see if I can't kill the roots than $5-10K on digging up the yard.

Have any of you used either to deal with a root issue?

2 years, 9 months agoJMac87 posted on HomeImprovement.
Oct. 4, 2016

I've had great results with this: https://www.amazon.com/Roebic-FRK-Foaming-Killer-1-Pound/dp/B000BQM5DS

I have a house from 1947 that has a cast iron lateral with roots in many places and it seems to do the trick. I use one container every 3 months or so.

Main Sewer Line Ongoing Issue with Roots. Advice? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoJMac87 posted submission on HomeImprovement.
Feb. 19, 2015

I live in Baltimore County in Maryland. I have had an ongoing but seldom issue with roots getting into my main sewer line.

The first issue was probably around March of 2013. I had issues with the main sewer drain from the house backing up and causing the basement toilet to overflow. I had a plumber come in and snake out the drain. They were telling me at the time I absolutely would have to get my main line dug out of the yard and replaced. I then had the county come and snake out the clean out in the front yard. After that we haven't had any issues until recently.

We just had the county come out first this time since I felt the plumber was trying to convince me something I didn't need. They said they didn't hit anything snaking from the clean out.

Rented a snake myself and snaked the drain. This kept any issues with backups from occurring for a couple of days.

Just had a drain cleaning service come out. They snaked the drain and ran a camera through. They said they got the majority of the roots out but suggested I get the drain Jetted.

My question: Is jetting the drain a good idea or am I just off putting the inevitable here and should just get the sewer line replaced from the house? Also if the sewer line was replaced what would keep the roots from growing into that new line?

Below are pictures of the front yard.

Trees in front yard

Hard to see cleanout

Sewer line runs between trees

4 years, 5 months agoJMac87 posted on HomeImprovement.
Feb. 20, 2015

The Roebic stuff works wonders, specifically the foaming variant. Haven't tried the copper sulfate crystals yet.

Main Sewer Line Ongoing Issue with Roots. Advice? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoJMac87 posted submission on HomeImprovement.
Feb. 19, 2015

I live in Baltimore County in Maryland. I have had an ongoing but seldom issue with roots getting into my main sewer line.

The first issue was probably around March of 2013. I had issues with the main sewer drain from the house backing up and causing the basement toilet to overflow. I had a plumber come in and snake out the drain. They were telling me at the time I absolutely would have to get my main line dug out of the yard and replaced. I then had the county come and snake out the clean out in the front yard. After that we haven't had any issues until recently.

We just had the county come out first this time since I felt the plumber was trying to convince me something I didn't need. They said they didn't hit anything snaking from the clean out.

Rented a snake myself and snaked the drain. This kept any issues with backups from occurring for a couple of days.

Just had a drain cleaning service come out. They snaked the drain and ran a camera through. They said they got the majority of the roots out but suggested I get the drain Jetted.

My question: Is jetting the drain a good idea or am I just off putting the inevitable here and should just get the sewer line replaced from the house? Also if the sewer line was replaced what would keep the roots from growing into that new line?

Below are pictures of the front yard.

Trees in front yard

Hard to see cleanout

Sewer line runs between trees

4 years, 5 months agoJMac87 posted on HomeImprovement.
Feb. 20, 2015

Ditto, I have the same issue on a home built in 1948. The cast iron is actually broken (bellied) in one spot and lots of roots are coming in. I'd be looking at 25k to replace the lateral since it runs under the street/sidewalk and I'd have to get a a bond.

My solution for now is to use Roebic Foaming root killer. It really works wonders! Been dumping a container every 3 months in the basement toilet. http://www.amazon.com/Roebic-FRK-6-Foaming-Killer-1-Pound/dp/B000BQM5DS

I might look at bursting and lining if it's a possibility in the future.

Roots and Copper Sulfate pentahydrate [R]

4 years, 10 months agoAss_Explosion posted submission on Plumbing.
Sept. 20, 2014

A handyman suggested I get a glass and put some root killer (Copper Sulfate pentahydrate) in it and place it in a toilet tank away from the flapper. In this fashion it could continually dissolve over time and help kill the roots vs one good flush like the directions indicate. Wouldn't this be corrosive to the internal components and a bad idea?

Thanks for any help/response.

4 years, 10 months agoAss_Explosion posted on Plumbing.
Sept. 21, 2014

Copper sulfate will inhibit the growth of roots into a sewer, if it actually comes in contact with those roots; seeing as how roots usually grow in from the top, it usually doesn't. I recommend treating the line with a foaming root killer, depending on the length of the run you may need two bottles.

http://www.amazon.com/Roebic-FRK-6-Foaming-Killer-1-Pound/dp/B000BQM5DS