Grease Trap Question


Old 07-09-03, 09:12 AM
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Grease Trap Question

Hi all,

I've got a septic tank with a grease trap and the line to the grease trap keeps getting clogged. The trap is fed from my kitchen and laundry and lives in the ground about 12' from the septic tank.

My question is, in the grease trap, there's a baffle on both the input (house side) and the output (septic side). I know why there's one on the output (so only the clear water underneath can exit), but why would there be a baffle on the input side?

The reason I ask is that snaking out the pipe would be a 1000% easier if I could take maul and knock out the the one baffle (it's all concrete). Could I do this without any ill effects?

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Old 07-09-03, 09:32 AM
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Baffles are installed to prevent floating grease and sludge from clogging incoming and outgoing lines.
You may create a bigger problem if you remove one, but that's your call.
Good Luck!
Old 07-09-03, 06:39 PM
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