Re: Septic

PostBy: rberq On: Wed. Mar. 23, 2011 7:21 pm

coalkirk wrote:... don't use chlorine bleach ... No kitchen grease down the drain. No tissues, paper towels, qtips, cig butts, condoms, feminine products, etc.

I would enforce those rules at my house, but wife-beating is a crime. :|
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Re: Septic

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed. Mar. 23, 2011 8:00 pm

Sorry, we are a family of 5, 2 adults and three kids... We have a glass jar for the grease from cooking and compost all left over veggie, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc....
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Re: Septic

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed. Mar. 23, 2011 8:09 pm

Well damn, outhouses are still within code up here--speaking of compost--run it by the wife & kids :clap: toothy I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself :bang:
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Re: Septic

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed. Mar. 23, 2011 10:35 pm

A friend had a new septic system installed. He said the sludge was to great in the bottom so he now has a second one with a 3 way valve, the sludge should deteorate after 5 years without use then he can switch back and forth. His went 30 years, new system was over $20,000 with the engineering studies.
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Re: Septic

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu. Mar. 24, 2011 12:46 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: Holy *censored* ( no pun intended) .... If I was hit with that bill, I'd be shoveling at midnight .... and there would be some floaters in the swamp here. That's all I have to say ......
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Re: Septic

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue. Apr. 19, 2011 1:57 pm

Also refrain from using any chemical drain cleaners for the same reason. Use only plungers or compressed air. A known natural drain cleaner is baking soda with vinegar. Won't hurt a thing & won't mess with your septic's chemistry......
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Re: Septic

PostBy: steamup On: Wed. Apr. 20, 2011 1:02 pm

info right from the health dept

Obviously, the more you poop, the more you pump.

I have a family of 5. I had a new 1500 gallon tank and sand filter (in lieu of a leach field due to poor perk) installed when I bought the house. I waited about 10 years for the first pumping. This was too long and on the brink of causing problems. Septic people recommend every 3 years. I am slowly becomming an empty nester and am going to pump every 5 years.
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