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Old 02-16-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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problem with sewer line leading to septic tank


I have a problem with my sewer line going to the septic tank. Every few days it blocks up and I run the electric snake through it and it clears right away. Could I have a problem with venting.

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More likely you have a broken line that has dropped a bit at the break and is allowing things to hang-up at this point. Most tanks are within ten feet of the house, so it would be easier to check. Look for standing water between the house and tank or a really damp spot. I use a tee handle probe and you can tell when you get to a wet spot.

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Old 02-16-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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Our septic tank is buried at least 8 feet and we wouldnt see a wet spot on the ground. We had the ground in our back yard build up alot. Someone told us it is a venting problem. We are very frustrated. we use our electric snake in it every few days and it keeps blocking over and over and it unblocks so easy.
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it is not a venting problem. You need to call a septic tank company to come out and pump your tank. While they are at it, they can examine the baffle T and determine if you need a repair. This is not something you can do yourself.
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