Uphill septic?


Old 04-20-06, 10:25 PM
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Uphill septic?

I have a workshop about 100 feet from the house, and would like to put a bathroom (w/toilet) in the workshop. I'd like to tie it into the septic system for the house (2 bedroom house on a 3 bedroom perc), but the house and septic tank are slightly uphill from the workshop, maybe 5-7 feet. How can this problem be solved?

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Old 04-21-06, 07:37 AM
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You would have to put a sump pit in with a pump rated for pumping solids.
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Solids-handling or ejector pumps are commonly installed in basements to pump sewage solids up to a gravity sewer line. The volume of the pump tank must be large enough to accommodate any drainback from the piping, and to effectly dose the system. Whenever such a pump is used to deliver toilet waste to a septic tank, dose volume must be limited to minimize the impact on the septic tank. A 2" pipe will hold .17 gallons per foot. A 2 and 1/2 inch pipe will hold .25 gallons per foot. A 3" pipe will hold .38 gallons per foot. And you can pump 1 percent of your tank volume per dose or pne percent of your first tank compartment per dose.
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