Another ice cream shop problem, only bigger

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Old 01-15-08, 07:18 AM
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Another ice cream shop problem, only bigger

Hey everyone

I too have a restaurant plumbing "situation" in a 50 year old bldg.

No city sewer. My kitchen sinks run into an inground 500 gallon grease trap, which runs into a conventional drainfield.

My bathrooms run out the other side of the building into my neighbor's septic tank. He's got 3 other bldgs on the system.

We're in a "strip mall" built before that word had the meaning it has today.

My neighbor cut me off. I was supplying him water in exchange for the use of his septic, now we have city water, he wants a gazillion dollars a month to use his septic now that he has city water too.

So here's my question. Oh, I'm on a concrete slab.

Can I install one (actually two) of those Saniflo toilets in my bathrooms and pipe the drain from those along a wall to the same drain my kitchen sinks are on? It's probably a 14 foot run of drain.

Is this a no-no code-wise, first of all?

Secondly, will it work? I see my kitchen sinks going into what looks like 3 inch cast iron.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
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Old 01-16-08, 12:03 PM
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Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

vincent
 
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Old 01-16-08, 03:25 PM
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I am afraid no one here can give you an accurate answer.
The solution to your problem will come from your local inspection department.

Whatever you do will need a permit and input from your local municipality.
 
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Old 01-17-08, 12:46 PM
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Thanks Greg

I guess my question is, is what I have proposed as a solution

to my problem NOT allowed EVER, or if it is, it SHOULD NOT

BE because of health concerns, it's unsanitary etc.



I wish this particular property was in a local municipality or

city, but it's in the sticks and all I have is septic/drainfield.

Thanks again, I appreciate it.
 
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Old 01-17-08, 02:19 PM
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It is actually not clear where your grease trap drains to.

Because your sinks are feeding a grease trap which is a requirement for restaurants you can not put sewage through it.
Regardless of being in the sticks you will have an authority that has jurisdiction over these matters.
Where I am if water runs past your place you are really not that isolated.

Out of curiosity how much does your neighbor want for using his septic system?
 
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Old 01-21-08, 08:22 AM
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Actually, it's not a gazillion dollars, but it is $750 a month!

The person I had the original agreement with died and their heir is unreasonable. I usually can read clear writing, and even though the best use for my building is a restaurant, (because i'm doing it) in its current configuration, it does have other uses and while we've had a good run with it, sometimes change is the best.

And you've answered my question. Thanks very much
 
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