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#16 HDWildBill OFFLINE  


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Plumbing is not one of my best skills and I tend to avoid it as much as I can.  Thanks for the tip Howard.

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 06:30 PM

Now Why do these things only happen when the Weather is BAD?


I think that is covered under Murphy's Law.

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 06:45 PM


Two years before my grandfather passed he had this fancy system installed. . . . .      My grandfather lived there for another 8 years after he passed and . . .



That smell isn't coming from the plumbing.

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:03 PM

That smell isn't coming from the plumbing.

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 08:22 AM

I've seen new septic systems cost over $30,000. Part of the problem is that the new standards are for systems that should be problem- free for many years. this means that they have to be big. Many lots aren't big enough for the new standards. You will then need to make compromises which will reduce the effectiveness of the system.


I designed a system for a friend 13 years ago. The best solution was for them to buy the vacant lot next to them and put the leach field on the other lot. We could have fit it on their lot but it would have been more expensive because of the size of the lot. It was cheaper and gave them a nice big garden area to buy the other lot.


In that same town, I have seen septic tanks that were just old cars that were buried. No standards in the 50s and 60s. Good Luck, Rick

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