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Old 04-03-2016, 08:56 PM   #61
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Here's my take on it. If you sit around and reply to forum posts, you will never get anywhere. If you ask how to screw in a light bulb, you still get someone who tells you to have a professional do it. The solution is to get on your hands and knees and work. Forget the waste hazard stuff. If you can bag up dog sh*t and throw it in the trash, human sh*t is not more or less hazardous. We buy manure and spread it over our lawns and brag how good it smells for a week. Get're done!
Actually, human waste is much more dangerous to you than dog poop or cattle manure, because the bacteria, viruses, fungus & parasites are often specific to humans. Just as a human bite is more dangerous than a dog bite, usually. And I'm someone who has 'worked' with human waste over 30 yrs. Delightful :} I've gotten as close as one can be, on an hourly or more frequent basis.

Also, posters keep trying to emphasize how dangerous the gases are.

Reference for diseases: http://www.gchd.org/ech/health.html
Los Angeles County is very strict compared to the rest of the world. Even unincorporated areas.

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:48 AM   #62
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I just love how people who think they know everything try to buck the powers that be...i.e. mandates on sewage disposal. If they weren't in place we would all be living inside a cesspool.
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there are 3 basic septic systems.. below grade gravity, above grade gravity, and above grade pump system( usually called a turkey mound) this is the big$$ system that can cost 30k to 40 k...and im sure some home made systems that do alittle of everything..depending on where you live the local codes will dictate what type of system you need to put in..
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there are 3 basic septic systems.. below grade gravity, above grade gravity, and above grade pump system( usually called a turkey mound) this is the big$$ system that can cost 30k to 40 k...and im sure some home made systems that do alittle of everything..depending on where you live the local codes will dictate what type of system you need to put in..
Not to mention all of the alternative systems there are ...not to mention drip...too many to name really. I used to sell these systems. Blew my mind
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Here's my take on it. If you sit around and reply to forum posts, you will never get anywhere. If you ask how to screw in a light bulb, you still get someone who tells you to have a professional do it. The solution is to get on your hands and knees and work. Forget the waste hazard stuff. If you can bag up dog sh*t and throw it in the trash, human sh*t is not more or less hazardous. We buy manure and spread it over our lawns and brag how good it smells for a week. Get're done!
Yes, silly public health and hazardous waste rules. Reminds me of the house we bought a number of years ago and found that the previous owners had dumped their waste oil - or something - in the sump. Although many people do put pet waste in the garbage many municipalities prohibit it. Fecal waste needs to be properly composted, not landfilled. Manure sold for garden use is composted, and all come from plant-eating animals (grazers), not meat eaters or omnivores (i.e. - us). As a service to we users of this forum, I propose a test. Spread the contents of your toilet or septic on your lawn and keep us posted on how it goes.
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