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08-22-09, 08:10 AM
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It turns out that at least part of the problem...

It turns out that at least part of the problem WAS a full septic tank. I had it pumped out on Thursday, and now the toilet flushes fine, and there's no gurgling from any of the other drains.

I...
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Posted By eric8771

The measuring I did wasn't quite that technical. ...

The measuring I did wasn't quite that technical. :o

One of the 10" cleanouts is less that 10' from where the pipe leaves the house to go to the tank. I measured down from the top of the cleanout...
08-18-09, 08:49 AM
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Posted By eric8771

Thanks! A follow up on the location of the...

Thanks!

A follow up on the location of the vent - every diagram I've seen has been similar to these, and the vent extends above where the toilet (and everything else) enters the system. It looks...
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Posted By eric8771

Good news on all fronts. Now I can call to get...

Good news on all fronts. Now I can call to get this this pumped as soon as possible. In addition to it being full, I also recently discovered the plumbing isn't vented at all...
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Posted By eric8771

Septic Tank Newbie Questions

I've been calling some local places about getting my septic tank pumped out. All of them are around the same price range ($220 up to 1000 gal.).

I have two caps in my yard, about 10" or so in...
08-16-09, 06:44 AM
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Posted By eric8771

Bill, the #1 pipe goes to the toilet only. When...

Bill, the #1 pipe goes to the toilet only. When I look up at it, I can the the bottom of the plate the toilet connects to. There's nothing else there.

No vents anywhere shacko, I've traced and...
08-14-09, 03:11 PM
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Posted By eric8771

Thanks for the reply Bill, but there is no way #1...

Thanks for the reply Bill, but there is no way #1 is the vent. That pipe goes directly to the toilet, and nothing branches off of it. I've had the bowl off to snake the line once before and there's...
08-13-09, 03:24 PM
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Posted By eric8771

I don't think my plumbing is vented at all...

My wife and I bought out current home 6 years ago. Outside of the occasional clog, we've never had a plumbing issue.

This past weekend, the toilet was draining slower than normal, and we noticed...
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