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What waste cover? To the septic tank or in the...

What waste cover? To the septic tank or in the waste line
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I hate to type long winded responses. I can tell...

I hate to type long winded responses. I can tell you this....my family has been in the install, repair and cleaning of septic tanks and systems for 70 years. NO JOKE ! If there was a magic potion...
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No, the pipe goes in the center of the trench....

No, the pipe goes in the center of the trench. Anything longer than 75' needs a distribution box. So, if your trench is 125' total length, at 75' you would put a d-box at then end of the pipe. Then...
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Check and make sure your tree guy has good...

Check and make sure your tree guy has good insurance you might need it sooner than later:madhell:
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The frequency of pumping the tank depends on what...

The frequency of pumping the tank depends on what you put into it. Every few years is fine. Some can't go more than 2 some 5-6. Dont add any additives. They dont work.
Hope my grammar is OK.:)
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If the soil is sandy, like you say, then digging...

If the soil is sandy, like you say, then digging it deeper is OK. The problem is the when you dig deep in sandy soil, it is hard to keep the sidewalls from falling in before you gravel it. It can be...
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Hows this for an answer...... If your soil is...

Hows this for an answer......
If your soil is sandy...and I mean somwhat coarse grains not compact "dead sand", you'll want about 500 sq ft or so of total leachfield area. Roughly good for a three...
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Is this measurement in inches or something else?...

Is this measurement in inches or something else? Because if it is inches, then it's wrong. Did you mean 1 in 8 or 1 in 4 perhaps?
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I thought he mentioned something about the smell...

I thought he mentioned something about the smell in the bed and mbath not outside.
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To Harry K........ Your problem is most likely...

To Harry K........
Your problem is most likely coming from a fixture inside of the master bath. Assuming that no other changes were made in the plumbing, my guess is that it is the wax seal under...
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I would agree with speedwrench. However, don't...

I would agree with speedwrench. However, don't buy the parts from a big box junk store. Go to a plumbing supply house and ask for double band fittings. If your pipe is 4" diameter then you need 4"...
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Let me see if I can give you a simple answer to a...

Let me see if I can give you a simple answer to a complex question. Assuming the installation was done correctly, which it probably was, the smell is most likely coming from the entire system that...
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The butyl definately wouldnt hurt on the riser...

The butyl definately wouldnt hurt on the riser part to the tank.

I'll tell you this from experience......

1. If you put butyl on the lid, it will do at least one of two things....
A. If it...
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Thats a big question. I would first keep looking...

Thats a big question. I would first keep looking for the end of the discharge line. It has to go somewhere. Whether it goes to tradition leachfields, a round drywell or just a bed of stone, it has...
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The rectangular covers are there for inspection...

The rectangular covers are there for inspection purposes, along with access to each baffle incase you have to snake the inlet or discharge line.

1. I would absolutely put a riser on the center...
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Can you tie into the existing septic?......Yes,...

Can you tie into the existing septic?......Yes, from a mechanical point of view.

Should you tie into the existing septic?.....That requires some info.

Does you local Health District allow it ?...
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The problem is that you now have the pump out of...

The problem is that you now have the pump out of the pump chamber. If you can find someone to rebuild it quickly for a few hundred bucks or less, warranty it for a year or so, and not cause any...
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As long as possible. If the other lines are...

As long as possible. If the other lines are taking the effluent with no signs of trouble, then leave it blocked off. I would check on it periodically to make sure its dry as possible. The drier...
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Thats the problem with most ATS systems. They are...

Thats the problem with most ATS systems. They are a maintenance nightmare. Think of a sub-surface sewage system like a human body. They generally are all the same, but each one is different and...
08-05-08, 03:46 PM
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To get it right, thats how you have to do it. ...

To get it right, thats how you have to do it. Sister another joist along side the existing joist, support on sill plates at ends and beam in the middle. If there is a beam in the middle of the span...
08-05-08, 03:41 PM
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Posted By septicguy

I'm not an engineer or an architect....I wish I...

I'm not an engineer or an architect....I wish I was though..$$$

If you are going to put the bathroom anywhere but along the outside walls, then be prepared to replace any tile that you installed. ...
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The access port to that baffle is extremely...

The access port to that baffle is extremely tight....but we manage to do it on adaily basis. One end of the elbow(the outlet side) looks like it is set into the side of the tank. You have to dig on...
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The first problem is that outlet baffle doesn't...

The first problem is that outlet baffle doesn't work....not the way it should. It needs to be open at the top. If not, it is probably working as a siphon and sucking out the water instead of having...
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I would first get rid of that septic installer....

I would first get rid of that septic installer. Unless the fields are full of sludge and they are not moving anymore effluent(water) through them, the chances are good that they are still working. ...
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Posted By septicguy

QUOTE] By Perry525This leaves very little solid...

QUOTE] By Perry525This leaves very little solid matter that settles to the bottom and needs to be emptied perhaps every 20 or 30 years.[[/QUOTE]



I guess all posts need some sort of disclaimer...
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