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What's going to happen when the pump has to be...

What's going to happen when the pump has to be pulled out of the well? You won't have vertical clearance for the pipe. Call a well maintenance company and see what they think.
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Tee fittings on the inlet and outlet pipes (with...

Tee fittings on the inlet and outlet pipes (with the arms of each tee oriented vertically, one sticking out of the water and the other pointing down) can be used instead of baffles. You do...
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No. Here's the website for one ATU, the kind...

No. Here's the website for one ATU, the kind that my jurisdiction allows under some circumstances:

http://www.biomicrobics.com/Products/MicroFAST/about_MCF.html

Basically, ATUs cause air to be...
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Yep, there are "aerobic treatment units", whose...

Yep, there are "aerobic treatment units", whose output is clean enough to discharge onto the ground. If they're allowed in your area, the agency that issues permits should be able to give you a list...
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Dry well fix isn't for everyone. If the dry well...

Dry well fix isn't for everyone. If the dry well comes too close to the water table, or hits it (ugh), groundwater would be contaminated.
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It depends on how good your well is. The folks...

It depends on how good your well is. The folks stuck with a well producing 1 gallon per minute, or water that needs complicated treatment, might wish they had city water. Me, with a 13...
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Don't flush the oil down a toilet or pour it down...

Don't flush the oil down a toilet or pour it down a drain! Remove the tank lid (both lids if a two-compartment tank) and pour it directly in. And before you pour it, make sure the tank has filled...
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I had a similar problem a year ago. In my case...

I had a similar problem a year ago. In my case it was a new tank. New or newly pumped, there's no scum layer to hold down the smell. For me the smell came from a rooftop vent pipe, and was...
06-30-05, 10:45 AM
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Posted By x475aws

My 1.6 gallon toilet refills in 30 seconds, a...

My 1.6 gallon toilet refills in 30 seconds, a rate of 3 gallons/minute. That's over 4000 gallons/day. So I can believe that a running toilet caused your big water bill. See if your water utility...
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I assume you're talking about putting the...

I assume you're talking about putting the swingset on top of the leach field, not the septic tank. If so, I don't think there's any cause for concern -- 1) the swingset isn't very heavy compared to...
04-19-05, 09:31 AM
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Posted By x475aws

The web ads for Floodchek hoses sold me on them,...

The web ads for Floodchek hoses sold me on them, and I installed a set. They certainly feel more substantial than the originals.

I've got to believe that my washer's automatic temperature control...
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Like everyone said, unless your well is in a pit,...

Like everyone said, unless your well is in a pit, with a sump pump fed off the well pump circuit. Then you need to keep the circuit energized so the sump pump can do its job. Otherwise the pit may...
02-01-05, 04:19 PM
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No one can tell what it'll take to remediate it,...

No one can tell what it'll take to remediate it, without seeing it. And based on what the mold people told us, you'll need testing even though you can see the mold. If it's a "toxic" mold then the...
02-01-05, 11:20 AM
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Latest thing in mold detection is trained "mold...

Latest thing in mold detection is trained "mold dogs" that sniff out possible mold. They alert their handler that they smell mold, and then the handler or his helper takes a sample for the lab to...
01-24-05, 01:11 PM
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Posted By x475aws

Bigger hot-water line means it'll take longer for...

Bigger hot-water line means it'll take longer for hot water to come out of the faucet (because the bigger pipe will hold more cooled-off water that has to be flushed down the drain).
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We returned a fancy Sears electric dryer that...

We returned a fancy Sears electric dryer that would give up in the middle of a cycle, and "fast-forward" the dial to the end-of-cycle position. After they installed a simpler replacement and it...
01-16-05, 05:46 PM
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Posted By x475aws

Calcite neutralizer backwash, how often?

Is it OK if I backwash my calcite neutralizer tank only when the water pressure drops too much? Or should I wait no longer than a certain number of days or weeks, to avoid other problems?
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I discounted the city records because the...

I discounted the city records because the original poster said:

The city's record on the Water Sewer item for properties has been notoriously inaccurate (based on my past experience).

My...
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If the house was built with septic, and a city...

If the house was built with septic, and a city sewer came to the street later, then it's harder to tell whether a particular house is hooked up.

There are sewer manholes on my street, but I'm...
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I can offer you my experience as a fellow...

I can offer you my experience as a fellow vent-stack odor sufferer. In another thread, I brought up a controversial way to alleviate odors -- pouring gallons of vegetable oil directly into each tank...
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Same odor, coming out of a different place...my...

Same odor, coming out of a different place...my septic tank doesn't have its own vent, so the odors come out of the house vent stacks. Charcoal filter ought to work the same. I have no experience...
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I know, and my family knows, that the odor is...

I know, and my family knows, that the odor is much less since I added the oil. It was obvious right away, and it's stayed consistently better over the past week, during various weather conditions. ...
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Well, I guess I am proud -- I got rid of the...

Well, I guess I am proud -- I got rid of the smell (for a week so far), for an investment of $28, after the professionals and the wisdom of most of the Web (except for that one posting I can't find...
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I'm discovering that the no-oil-in-septic-tank...

I'm discovering that the no-oil-in-septic-tank rule can be carried too far... My new septic tank, installed in August, was producing very strong odors out of the house vent stacks. It stank around...
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