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  1. Kmb72291

    Cast iron plumbing?

    A house I am potentially buying was built in 1955 (Florida). Given the vintage & location, the house was very likely built with cast iron plumbing. The house is ranch style on a crawl space. Sometime between 2005-2008 there was a brand new septic tank put in & then sometime between 2009-2015 the...
  2. Chell

    Clogged Baffle???

    We are having issues of water occasionally coming up through the septic lid when we use a lot of water between kids bathing and laundry. My husband wants to replace the leach system, but I wonder if the problem could just be a clogged baffle which would save thousands of dollars (I would rather...
  3. M

    Leach line leak need help

    Hi all, Hoping for some advice that might save us some unnecessary repairs and money! We are new to septic as of 2 years ago. The system is roughly 10 years old. We noticed water coming out of one of the 4 leach lines about a month ago, so we had our 1000 gallon take pumped. shortly after...
  4. B

    Old tank found under yard. What do I do?

    Hello, I discovered what I an old concrete septic tank in my back yard with the top collapsed in. The tank was mostly filled with dirt, with a couple feet of water in the corner. (Feeling lucky it didn’t crest a sinkhole.) A landscaper friend recommended I dig out/ pull water out enough to...
  5. C

    What am I looking at?

    Just bought My first property with septic. House was built in 1988 and it still has the original septic system. From what little knowledge I have about septic systems, the one here is pretty basic and small. Three concrete lids to the tank (I’m guessing) and then the rectangular section filled...
  6. T

    Pump issues?

    No changes made to the system lately but within the last week it seems we have 2 problems (or symptoms). 1) Two times we have lost pressure completely while someone was showering. The first time it was when the clothes washer was also running the second time it was when 2 showers...
  7. M

    Grinder Pump to Sewer or Septic System

    Hello, I am building a house on a hillside and I have a decision to make on sewage. I can either install a grinder pump and pump sewage up to the municipal sewer line above the house or install a gravity septic system below the house. Any suggestions on which will be more reliable and less...
  8. B

    Leaking septic

    Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I bought my first home last November and have had problems with my septic tank since. It's a closed tank (no weeping field) of 1500gal. The previous owners emptied the tank on Nov 15th and I took possession on the 28th. By the 23rd of December it was...
  9. Dug

    What could this PVC tube be running over septic tank?

    Hello, thanks for reading. I just purchased a new home and am trying to install a new riser on my septic tank. The existing one buckled and one side slid into the opening. After digging out the existing one I noticed this pvc tube running across the top of the opening. Any ideas what it could...
  10. J

    First time septic owner losing her crap! LITERALLY:,(

    I AM BEYOND FRUSTRATED!? So long story short... My neighbor bought a house and asked me to move with her. I take care of her pups and we just became really close. Regardless I was like heck no techno! I got 2 kids youre crazy if ya want all of us to move in with ya! Well turns out there was a...
  11. D

    What goes into a Septic certification?

    Can anyone assist with what a septic system must do to get the distinction of "certified"? My understanding that a cert is needed to do certain things like for certain home loans, or to get permits to add plumbing fixtures. I understand the system needs to be found to be in good working order...
  12. E

    Getting Into Septic Pumping

    Hello all! Im new to the forum so please forgive me if I'm posting an old topic or in the wrong thread. I currently work for a municipal water treatment facility and previously worked in a wastewater facility, and have a license in both WWT and WT. For the last three years or so I've been...
  13. P

    Need HELP! Toilets Gurgling

    Ok, so here is my issue... I purchased a house a few months ago that is on a septic system. After we were finished with renovations we moved in and started having issues with the system. The toilets would start to gurgle and the shower would start to fill up while in the shower. We thought...
  14. L

    Outdoor shower and septic odor

    Since this issue straddles a few areas I thought I’d start here. I have an outdoor shower that my contractor connected to the new septic system he installed. That’s the code here. The problem is that I now have septic odors coming from the shower drain. Can I install a backwater valve to...
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