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  1. Plumbing
    My drain field consists of two parallel lines each 100' long and about 12' apart. They are fed from the septic system via a 2" line going to a two way valve, one outlet going to drain field 1 and one to drain field 2. I must periodically switch between the two fields to balance the outflow. This...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I have a crumbled distribution box on my septic system. The original pad is strong and all four pipes are securely resting on the pad. I would like to build a concrete box around those pipes to mimic the original box. What kind of concrete do I use? Should I form it up on the outside or can...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    ISO, I found four feet of septic water in my basement which obviously i don't go down there much. Dug the top off the septic and found the entire electric fixture floating down there in septic water. The receptacle was below water, MELTED, piggyback switch plug and the pump plug in it. I ran...
  4. Plumbing
    We have an aerator type septic system which was installed a couple of years ago. By design, if the water usage exceeds what the field can absorb, the excess effluent is drained out to the back yard. There is a 4" PVC tube that is supposed to have chlorine tablets loaded in it to kill any...
  5. Plumbing
    Here are some photos of my system. What type of system is this and how does it operate?
  6. Plumbing
    I'm new at this so if its already asked sorry to waste anyones time but: I flushed a toilet tonight and one in another part of the house started gurgling. I've never had that happen before. We are on a septic system so I'm really hoping that it isn't a septic system problem. We've just...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    As Spring unfolds many start thinking about outdoor type projects. i.e. landscaping, porches, decks, patios, retaining walls, ponds, water features, new trees, shrubs, etc. Keep in mind however, and be extra cautious around septic tanks, drain fields, leach fields, and sewer and septic...
  8. Plumbing
    Is it safe to tap into a 24" main? Long story short we have a 1983 Ranch with the original septic system. System needs to be replaced but city has a new policy requiring homes to connect to city sewer. We have a tap in our front yard that taps directly to the...
  9. Plumbing
    I am looking into purchasing an old 1930's home, and have found the perfect one. The only problem is that the leaching bed for the property is on the neighbors property. They have refused us acces to it, and unfortunetly there are no legal documents stating that we can use it. Another issue, is...
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