Need to upgrade my septic system the "old fashioned way" ; )

Re: Need to upgrade my septic system the "old fashioned way" ; )

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:53 am

http://inspectapedia.com/septic/fieldsize.htm

Here is some light reading.....
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Re: Need to upgrade my septic system the "old fashioned way" ; )

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:12 am

Good post my friend.
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Re: Need to upgrade my septic system the "old fashioned way" ; )

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:22 am

kozel wrote:Right up front, I know nothing about this. What I remember hearing from an old time plumber is that when you dug a leaching field, you'd throw in a dead cat to seed it with bacteria.


I remeber hearing a similar thing about installing a septic tank. To seed it with bacteria, you should throw in an old time plumber :lol:
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Re: Need to upgrade my septic system the "old fashioned way" ; )

PostBy: steamup On: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:00 am

oldpaddy wrote:
I think I'm going to go with the perforated pvc pipe with stone. I'd like to install it 3' below the surface. How much stone should I surround it with and how long should the perforated pipe be?



FYI,

Do a perk test in the areas you want the leach field. The NYS health department website has all of the design info you need for sizing the leach field based on the perk test and septic tank size.
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