Septic tank: Just noticed this today. What is it?

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  1. Jul 7, 2018 #1

    morzh

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    My wife alerted me today - it is a recent thing. My septic tank is covered with gravel and the border starts right at the walkway, extending inside the front lawn.
    It seems like some sort of a pipe just got exposed from under the gravel. I am sure there should be something that covers it else gravel will keep falling in.

    What is it and what am I to do about it?

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    The whole thing and the blow-up.
     

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    I would pull the rocks back and cover it. You really don't want rocks falling into it, what ever it is.
    Could be a line clean out that someone forgot to cap.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2018 #3

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    Do I need to put a solid cap on it or a grating-type cap? I mean, if I just put gravel on it, it will keep falling in, but what I am not sure of is do I need to leave the way for the gases to escape or a solid cap is needed?
    The line cleanout access is closer to the house and is capped above ground level.
     
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    it looks like a 4'' pipe. most likely a clean out
    buy a clean out female adaptor and a threaded cap and install
     
  5. Jul 10, 2018 #5

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    Yes it is a 4" pipe. The cap has brome in half and the broken off piece fell in and so did the gravel it held.
    I tempirarily put in a lid from large yogurt jar larger n diameter and covered with gavel, until I buy the adapter.

    Q: is (was) the cap threaded or just smooth? What kind of adapter? Do I glue it or just push onto it, or screw?
    Could you give me a link to an appropriate item fom some website?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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    Thanks a bunch!
     

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