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Posted By lakeseed

While you are at it, report these guys to your...

While you are at it, report these guys to your local sanitary regulatory authority.
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Posted By Hal_S

Generally, "back pumping" is about as effective...

Generally, "back pumping" is about as effective as "changing the starter fluid" in a V8 starter motor.

IF you have a broken baffle, and paper solids get into the field, then you MIGHT want to...
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Posted By Marq1

I've had septic fields for 40 years, 4 houses,...

I've had septic fields for 40 years, 4 houses, many different companies and never heard that term or that process ever.

That would be like pumping the water out of your toliets to eliminate clogs,...
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Posted By AllanJ

You do not need and you do not want the process...

You do not need and you do not want the process described to you as back pumping.

Any water still persisting in the drain pipes will soak down into the ground leaving the pipes empty of water...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

"Back pumping" isn't a universal term so I'd have...

"Back pumping" isn't a universal term so I'd have them explain the process in detail... then look for a different company.
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Posted By marksr

It's a fairly common procedure to pressure wash a...

It's a fairly common procedure to pressure wash a deck prior to staining, even if the deck is only a few months old. The stain will adhere better and look better when the wood is clean. It doesn't...
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Posted By manden

Sanding: I doubt this would ultimately destroy a...

Sanding: I doubt this would ultimately destroy a deck but I never sand before staining unless there are slivers etc. that have to be soothed out.
Pressure treated wood: Not sure what staining and...
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Posted By Marq1

Whoever built your deck did a terrible job...

Whoever built your deck did a terrible job setting the screws, they are too close to the edge, surprised not seeing splits, and they are not straight, I noticed that first before even reading the...
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Posted By Marq1

Not too bad, the footing is pretty much at the...

Not too bad, the footing is pretty much at the surface, like the top a simpson tie into the footing would be a good choice.

But it' been that way for 20 years so it has held up well!
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Posted By marksr

The only time I sand decking is when someone had...

The only time I sand decking is when someone had gotten too aggressive with pressure washing and chewed up the wood.

Pressure treated wood has nothing to do with the stain being uneven. I believe...
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Posted By lakeseed

Pressure washing soon before applying the stain...

Pressure washing soon before applying the stain may be part of the problem with the results.
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Posted By marksr

Pencil marks are easy to remove prior to staining...

Pencil marks are easy to remove prior to staining but the ink stamps can be a royal pain. Some will scrub up with solvents but others not so much. IMO there is no excuse for leaving pencil marks.
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Posted By Marq1

So 4x4 posts are probably the most prone to...

So 4x4 posts are probably the most prone to twisting, the shed I built last summer has two posts for the overhang and one has twisted notacabley, but as long as they are solid, their structural...
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Posted By XSleeper

A bigger problem than the twisting is that it...

A bigger problem than the twisting is that it doesn't have a Simpson bracket on it. If it gets replaced it needs to have one.
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Posted By marksr

How is the deck joist attached to the top of the...

How is the deck joist attached to the top of the 4x4?
It's not uncommon for pressure treated wood to warp some or develop minor cracks.
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