How do you unstop a septic drain from the house to the tank?
You run a power auger through it. You can rent one, but should have some experience with one before you try it on your own. You can get tangled up with it or maybe loose the cable. Having someone do it will be between $50 and $150. Could be more in some places.
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Answer . Depends on the cause of the stoppage 1- roots 2- Grease 3- Sand /gravel 4- combination of both
\n. \n Answer \n. \nYou will need to check your local codes, but here in Indiana it is a ten feet minmum.
Can you use liquid plumber with a septic tank? If not what should you use?
No you shouldn't, a septic tank contains live bacteria that digest the sewage. Drain cleaners, bleach and other chemicals will kill off the bacteria. Look for products that… are listed as being okay for septic tanks. For a clogged drain try a plunger or drain snake to physically remove the blockage or remove the drain and clean it by hand. Drain cleaners are rarely useful even when they can be used. Other septic care details include having it pumped out once a year and don't bother with adding any special enzymes or other products to help it digest. A septic tank works fine as designed without adding anything special to it or doing anything special other than don't poison it with chemicals and have it pumped out once a year.
A few things can make this dangerous:. 1. The tank could possibly back up, causing a lot of... stuff to drain back under your home.. 2. It could be hard to access for mainta…inance.. 3. It could blow under pressure causing damage to various pipes and gas lines.. Overall, it is a better idea to move a septic tank away from the house.
It will work but it is not as effective as sulfuric acid because it is not as dense. Sulfuric acid is about 70% denser than water so it displaces the water and gets to the clo…g. Concentrated sulfuric acid, as it dissolves in water, produces a lot of heat and it quickly breaks down protein. Most sink clogs result from grease and protein (hair). The heat from the reaction will liquefy the grease and hair will be quickly degraded by the sulfuric acid. Sodium hydroxide will have a similar effect on the clog but you never want to mix the acid with the sodium hydroxide. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES or GOGGLES when using drain cleaner. The most effective way of removing the clog is to use a plunger. Old drains may be slow because of scale build-up that catches debris. I recently removed a 1.5" galvanized drain from a very slow bathroom sink. The scale build-up had restricted the pipe to a diameter of scarcely 0.5" the entire length to the main line. For this sort of problem, the best approach is to get a drain auger that will mechanically plow through the obstruction or to replace the line with PVC.
Depends on how long your drain line is and where the stoppage is. You could rent a drain snake from a hardware store but if you don't know how to operate one I would suggest y…ou call a plumber or roto rooter man (look in the yellow pages).
Flushing toilets all over the house causes floor drain in basement to overflow with sludge and water we have a septic tank that just got emptied last month help?
If the tank was full, the line going to it may have backed up and needs to be cleaned. If it worked for the last month and is now backing up, the lateral field may be full whi…ch means the tank cannot drain. Pull the lid on the septic and see if it is full again.
To day in most parts of the world it would not be allowed, however, many strange things have happened in the past!
The tank should be pumped clean first, then remove and replace drain.
I can't say it is dangerous, but you should never have one under house. You should have one cleaned every 5 years and they can only clean from the top of the tank.
Yes, they should in fact be pumped out to remove all obstacles to complete aeration.
It's not a fast process at all, or it would flood the drain field. Most septic tanks are about 4 x 4 x 8 and so have a surface area of 32 square feet, the drain is usually abo…ut 3 " below the intake, so about 8 cubic feet of water difference. That's around 50 gallons and the fields for an average house should be 300-400 feet of 4"pipe, usually in 4-6 pipes branching off from a separation box. The idea is for it to filter into every pipe and leach slowly into the ground. Once the tank is full, the water filters out at the same rate it's admitted, and the solids settle in the tank. - - When I said 'filtered' by the way, that is exactly what I meant. Every good septic tank has a filter at the outlet to prevent hair, paper and soap scum from entering the field. Filters are cleaned every 2-3 months by putting a garden hose into them.