Septic tank lid

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat May 04, 2013 12:01 pm

Rich, you should lose the gray tank, there not used these days, good move with that filter, I'm going to get one myself, a bit pricey for what it is but it seems to be the only one out there..
grumpy
 

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: KLook On: Sat May 04, 2013 10:09 pm

I'll keep my gray water tank thank you very much. I pumped my tank, because I was moving, for the first time in 22 years. It was fine as frog hair. I have never had the gray water go into my septic tank. That is where all the "bad" *censored* comes from. Yes, I rebuilt my gray water system and it will no doubt wear out before my leach field, but it is a whole bunch cheaper then replacing the leach field.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 05, 2013 11:28 am

grumpy wrote: ..... Another thing overlooked is cotton fuzz balls coming out of your washing machine.. .....

That's not a problem here - our laundry juice eventually ends up outside, far away from the septic tank. ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: KLook On: Sun May 05, 2013 9:31 pm

That's not a problem here - our laundry juice eventually ends up outside, far away from the septic tank. ;)


dammit Smitty, those black SUV's and hybrid attack cars are rolling your way! You gotta be more discreet!

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: david78 On: Sun May 05, 2013 9:37 pm

He was speaking hypothetically, of course. 8-)
david78
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Fuller & Warren Splendid Oak 27
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun May 05, 2013 9:40 pm

of course , of course...He always speaks that way after duh jims beams 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon May 06, 2013 9:01 pm

So Rich what happened, what did you learn?
grumpy
 

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 06, 2013 9:05 pm

Didn't show up and I'm done posting in this thread. ;)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon May 06, 2013 9:07 pm

Richard S. wrote:Didn't show up and I'm done posting in this thread. ;)


OMG... did he at least call to tell you not to wait around all day? :mad:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 06, 2013 9:17 pm

Oops,the way he was talking when he came to look at it he was going to be here today but he didn't arrange to be here today. He'll be here sometime during the week.

It's not an emergency so I'm not concerned about it. Like I said it drains, just slowly.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: KLook On: Mon May 06, 2013 10:15 pm

I get it Richard. ;)

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 14, 2013 2:29 am

What a mess, wish people would do what they were supposed to do to begin with.

I'll start with the first drain, this is 2 inch cast iron original to the house. It's kind of hard to see but it's there. This came out of the house elbowed down and then elbowed horizontal again. The elbows are sitting there, the two inch pipe went into( and when I say into I mean into as in not connected) a 4 inch schedule 20 pipe <sigh>.... They used schedule 20 for whatever they fixed, no glue glue on anything...

DSC01712.JPG
(286.84 KiB) Viewed 17 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42141[/nepathumb]


All of the schedule 20 would have come out except of course it goes under the steps for the basement, this is one of those precast steps and I had no intention of digging it out so about 30 foot section of the schedule 20 stays. Water runs through it really well once we got it unclogged. Here's the new 2 inch pipe straight off the 2 inch cast connected right to the 4 inch pipe to fix that issue.

DSC01723.JPG
(283.83 KiB) Viewed 18 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42142[/nepathumb]


This next two pictures the two sewer pipes exiting the house. The PVC sewer pipe you see in front of the cast is a full 5 inches below it, see the ferrnco fitting in the second picture? <sigh> This apparently was part of the reason for the poor flush on the toilet. The one on the other 4 inch pipe exiting the house was worse and actually only partially attached. There wall has tar and plastic on it, I'm guessing the plastic is not original to the house. I'm guessing what happened is they dug out this part of the foundation and then installed the new pipe and the ground settled.
DSC01720.JPG
(233.31 KiB) Viewed 18 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42148[/nepathumb]


DSC01714.JPG
(239.85 KiB) Viewed 16 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42143[/nepathumb]



Moving down the house a they got about 20 feet from the septic and apparently there was PVC shortage.... :roll: They just left the old orangeburg in, becsue of either the settling or they never had the pitch right to begin with this is where the blockage was for the sink drains. I'm sure it contributed to the poor flush too. Of course water does not flow uphill. That's why the gravel is there becsue we had to dig a hole to flush out the sink drains. The sewer pipe also connected to this orangeburg and is parallel to it.

DSC01716.JPG
(280.74 KiB) Viewed 16 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42144[/nepathumb]



What's orangeburg? Well I guess you learn something new everyday. This is basically tightly wrapped tar paper used for sewer lines. Considering it was still carrying sewage 60 years aft it was installed not so bad...

DSC01719.JPG
(232.09 KiB) Viewed 13 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42145[/nepathumb]



When you get back down to the septic tank they switched back to PVC, the sink drains shoot off to the right. They elbowed under the septic tank line. In the following picture the PVC closest is the septic tank line going into the septic and the PVC about 10 feet away to the right is the other line for the sink drains.

DSC01718.JPG
(259.17 KiB) Viewed 14 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42146[/nepathumb]


We ran new PVC from the existing line just for the drains, this should solve the backup issue for the sinks because.... water is no longer going uphill. We don't know where the sink drains go but we'll deal with that if it becomes an issue. That got back filled .

DSC01722.JPG
(244.07 KiB) Viewed 11 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42147[/nepathumb]



The new sewer lines are already in but I don't have any pics yet, I'll post them tomorrow....errr later today.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 14, 2013 7:09 am

New pipes for the sewage:
Attachments
DSC01730.JPG
(248.33 KiB) Viewed 16 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42154[/nepathumb]
DSC01732.JPG
(272.79 KiB) Viewed 11 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]42155[/nepathumb]
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue May 14, 2013 7:27 am

I assume the BOH is overseeing all this work :mad:
In MA you would be jail by now (just ask Smitty) :lol:

Jokes aside, it looks like your on your way to a far better situation and hopefully you wont have to deal with this "crap" (no pun intended :lol:) for many years.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Septic tank lid

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:04 am

Well that turned into quite the project:( At least you're done & done right---never heard of that rolled tar paper deal???? Looks real good Richard
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix