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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Why would your kitchen sink drain slow at times and normal at other times if the septic tank is empty and could this be a vent problem?
Answer . \nKitchen sink drains are a fertile environment for certain forms of life, and these can cause the drain to run slow. When hot water is run down the drain, it kills some of the lifeforms, allowing the drain to run freely for a while. Try using a drain cleaner, or a drain snake, to cle…an out the drain. Never pour grease down a drain, as it cools and solidifies quickly in the pipes. (MORE)
Answer . \nTry threading a wire (coat hanger etc.) or low pressure air through drain
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.
Answer Any empty tank is really a tank full of air.If you want water to go into a tank or pipe or drain then you have to allow the air to escape out of it.We allow the air to escape through a "vent pipe," connected to the tank.When refering to septic tanks, this pipe is called a "septic tank vent."…Unless we use a zeocarbon filter on the "septic tank vent", the vile air coming out smells like a combination of rotten eggs and ammonia.Some septic tanks are upgraded to include aeration systems where electric or solar powered aerators bubble air into the liquid in the septic tank. Although these systems treat water faster and produce cleaner treated wastewater you still need a "septic tank vent," to let the air escape from the tank so water can go into it. (MORE)
Septic tanks take in all the waste water from a house. This flows into a tank about 4x4 feet, 6-8 feet long. The heavier sludge falls to the bottom and black water separates to the top where it can run through a tube or over a wall to the next chamber to be pumped or drain into the septic field wher…e it leaches into the ground. In the primary tank, microbes work on the main deposits, consuming organic waste, the remains of which then form a kind of mattress of slower dissolving floating matter. If the aerobic action is encouraged the microbes eventually consume everything leaving only black water. Homes on septic tanks must be very careful about what goes down the kitchen sink or toilet. No chemicals such as bleach or cleaning fluids, grease, no cigarette butts, feminine pads, band aids, paper towels, styrofoam cups, Q tips or any other solids can be allowed as the bacteria cannot easily consume these. Some products are sold that encourage microbial activity and I know many farming people who regularly flush poultry entrails that help. (MORE)
Answer . What about the kitchen sink and possibly a weashing machine and dishwaster and how many peole using the fixtures?. Ask the local installer of the tank
The size of the particular septic tank you'll need depends upon theamount of bedrooms in your house, number of individuals livingpresently there, the particular properties rectangular footage aswell as whether or not water protecting fixtures are used. You canget around 500 to 2500 gallons check on …TGwWasteWater (MORE)
Septic tanks use gravity to separate solid waste from water, and then use bacterial activity to break down the solids at the bottom (called sludge). When you flush a toilet or take a shower, the waste water flows into the septic tank. Once in the tank, the solids settle to the bottom, and the water …(when it's relatively free of particulates) enters and outlet tube where it flows into a drain field. The sludge at the bottom of the tank decomposes as bacterial colonies break down the matter into simpler components until the tank is cleaned (usually once every 3 years). (MORE)
Can you use liquid plumber with a septic tank? If not what should you use?
In order to build a septic tank, here's what we would need the materials to get it built. Materials: Sand Gravel PVC Glue Regular PVC Piping ends Tank There are some tools required : Backhoe Shovel String Tape Measure Pencil or Paper Stakes measuring Pole Surveying Eq…uipment Paint Brushes of different sizes Once the above things are ready and set to go, next we start off with the most important points to get the final product done Layout and Approvals : Here you need to be extremely careful with the approvals as one missed signature can prove costly. Make sure you have every signature. Get copies also. Sketches : It is important that you keep ready a sketch when dealing with this type of project. Locate any structures such as plantings, poles, power transformers, fences, lot lines, large rocks and slopes. Get the permission from the health dept so that you can a few test pits dug. Test Pits : One test pit is sufficient but nowadays most municipalities ask for several test pits to be dug. Get a backhoe to dig the pits. Coordinate with him in digging test pits. Design, Location and Digging : Keep your design as per the needs of the health departments and get it approved. Also get the approval for the location of the septic tank. Next up is to follow the design with sand, stone and pipe. You should also make sure the grade meets the plan. Next sand and stone the tank area. If a cement tank is used, hire a crane for installing. Lay and install the tank to design and also attach the pipe to house. Get approved. Backfill: Finally the backfilling process. Before starting to do this, make sure you have all permits and signatures in correct places. This is the pont where it gets costly. The owner feels everything is all right but the signature gets missed. Then the problem starts of reinspecting everything from the beginning. The fill also needs to be approved. These are the quick steps. . (MORE)
Septic tanks are large tanks placed in the ground used to disposeof sewage in homes that are not connected to a city waste system.The sewage goes into the tank and is broken down by the bacteria inthe tank. The liquid flows out of the tank into special pipes thatallow the water to soak into the soil…. (MORE)
Pestproduct.com (an exterminator's website) says,. " Large Roaches, or what some people refer to as Palmetto bugs and "flying roaches", prefer a cool damp area (sewers, septic tanks, cellars and basements, mulch, etc...) and usually wander in from outdoors. ". So, their answer is "yes".
A new septic tank has a good cleaning to be able to remove out andabout sludge along with scum, which often don't depletion just likeeffluent. Learn how any septic fish tank cleaning works.TGwWasteWater provides different size of septic tank.
The "septic system vent" you are referring to is not actually attached to the "tank" (that would be the buried, holding chamber in your yard) at all. It is attached to the plumbing in the residence before the septic system. If you look at the HowStuffWorks page, you will find a diagram showing where…/how the vent works. Due to the way the septic tank produces gases, caused by the breaking up of the bacteria in the tank. Filters and drain traps are put into the houses plumbing system that is designed to hold water in the lower loop and block the gases from flowing back into the house. Most houses on a septic system will have the vent pipe(s) on the roof of the house and this is where these gases are released, rather than going back into the house. Now obviously, if you have gases coming into your house, you got a problem and should definitely consult a plumber (MORE)
If you are having trouble with a bell siphon, you will need to replace it with a Flout dosing device. The Flout does not need a level tank to work correctly, only level water. And you don't need to replace the tank, just the bell siphon. Check this link for pictures. . http://www.flout.net/rissypl…astics2/id13.html (MORE)
Unplug the pipe between house and septic tank first. Get flow of septic into the tank.
A septic tank is a large tank that holds all the waste liquid from a house when there is no sewer in the street. The liquid settles in the tank and flows out a pipe at the other end to a septic field where it gradually seeps into the ground. The solid waste from toilets settles into a floating 'matt…ress', and in a good system is aerobically diminished by microbial action. (MORE)
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 blockag…e 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. (MORE)
Driveway runs between house on left and septic system on right. driveway is not his property. Can your neighbors septic tank run across your property?
it could be possible but not likely now the septic drain field lines may run on to your property .See first u have yourseptic tank which holds all your solids and waste water from house then as the tank fills up with water it slowly weeps down a four inch pipe to a little box usually made out of con…crete or tuff tite plastic, That is your distribution box now the D box lets the water travel evenly and steady out 4 to 8 drain field lines and the lines can run anywhere from 50 foot to 100 foot away from the D box if u look in the yard you can usually see the "humps" of the lines just from the installer digging and install them they could also be wet which in this case call a local septic hauler and get your tank AND D box pumped and cleaned that way your field has a chance to dry up before use again D box and septic systems from the box and down usually last to about 20 years but relax as long as u take good care of it your drain field can last u a lifetime and one other note if your worried about having sewage on your lawn from drain field lines its OK because after it goes thru the ground its pretty much clear water but i wouldn't drink it just because of the fact that it WAS waste water but in short even if they are on your property u don't want to have to replace someone else drain field because of their miss use so be sure to talk to your neighbors and explain the problem (MORE)
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 maintainance.. 3. It could blow under pressure causing damage to various pipes and gas lines.. Overall, it is a better idea to mo…ve a septic tank away from the house. (MORE)
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 clog. Concentrated sulfuric acid, as it dissolves in water, produces a lot of heat and it quickly breaks down protein. Most sin…k 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. (MORE)
Call your local licensed master plumber or check with the local building department /county clerks office
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 you call a plumber or roto rooter man (look in the yellow pages).
The temperature of the ground. Take precautions when the ground is frozen. For clogging, slow drains, drain field failure visible by wet spots in your yard, use the all-natural advanced formula Septic-Helper 2000 and Enza drain line cleaner from MillerPlante.net, It has the 8 natural bacteria and en…zymes that digest the waste in the tank and out in the drain field. To reduce your phosphate and nitrate levels to zero coming from your Laundry, use their new all-natural, allergen free Enza washer-balls. According to the EPA, chemicals used in the home are the #1 problem polluting water supplies and water wells. (MORE)
Bleach should not be intentionally put into a septic tank because it will kill the bacteria that breaks down the sludge. It won't damage the septic tank at first, but it will mean you'll have to get it pumped sooner than you would have if you didn't get bleach in it.
Not if it's used in small amounts. Too many harsh chemicals over a long period of time however will interfere with the septic tank's ability to break down solid waste. If this happens, the septic tank will have to be serviced more often and has a greater potential of clogging and backing up.
It depends on your local health department code. Generally, it required pumping it out, then busting a hole in the bottom of it, then collapsing the sides in on itself, the covering with dirt.
No because the solution you will use is very weak. It may slow down the decomposition process slightly but not enough to be concerned about.
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 which 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!
It is probably full. Most septic tanks have buzzers to warn the user when they need to be cleaned out.
The vent is needed in order to release gases, which build up from the work of micro-organisms that assist in breaking down fecal matter. Otherwise, the pressure from retained gases could increase, and the tank could rupture.
gas could be coming up thru one of the traps is there a sink or tub you don't use very often? the trap will dry out after a while allowing this gas to come up just run water to keep it filled once in a while PS vinegar is organic will not harm the septic tank
You shouldn't use any acid when cleaning your toilet. It can kill the bacteria that the system needs to break down waste.
For a house of 2 -3 people, you need a tank in the ground that is at least 4x4x4 and does not leak. Make the tank 25 % bigger for each additional person . It needs an input hole to take 4 inch pipe and an outlet hole on the other side at same height, with a protective barrier or wall around it exten…ding down to one foot from the bottom (so 'solids' won't flow directly out) It must have a solid top surface that can be removed for maintenance. The outlet pipe should extend out at least 20 feet to a separation box at least 2 feet underground, where it goes into 2-4 pipes, each 40-50 feet long, with holes to leach out the grey water. -This is a very basic system. (MORE)
I install and fix septic systems and the smallest practical tank I have ever seen is about 396 gallons. ( 4 x 4 x 4 ft)
To do a septic tank cleaning you must open the tank, have means to get the waste out, and have a place to put it. This can usually be done with a septic truck which has a tube which will suction most of the waste from the tank.
If you know where your tank is located then it is directly on top. There should be a couple of access holes built in. You'll have to dig down to it.
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.
We used bleach poured both directly into tank and down toilets don't know if it worked yet as we discovered it today and poured bleach about 6 hours ago. I am deathly afraid of the things and very worried about them coming up through my toliets. Our local hardware store had no answer for me, nor did… our local plumber. Here's hoping it works but I can't sleep. I am so scared one is in my house now! CLASS IS CALLED TO ATTENTION! 1) If there is a snake in the septic tank or any were else in your house you can do something about it without bringing harm to the animal itself. 2) A snake is reptile and that if you get a dark cloth over its eyes or dark towel then it will calm down which then you can approach it and while still keeping the cloth on grab its head or tail firmly and don't let it get to close to you if you don't know what species it is. Then quickly put it in a container and put a lid on it and make sure it has oxygen holes in the lid then take it to a secluded woods area or an area with a lot of trees and not as many people in the area the woods preferably. 3) Once again, killing them just because you are afraid is not the answer to your problems. If the snake has done nothing to you you don't hurt it in anyway shape or form. (MORE)
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 about 3 " below the intake, so about 8 cubic feet of water difference. That's around 50 gallons and the fields for an average ho…use 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. (MORE)
There is a 4" hole for the inlet near the top of every properly made septic tank. You connect the drain to this by gluing if it's a plastic pipe or by a 'Robar' joint if it's a cast iron pipe.
The Septic Tank Treatment is unique process where trillions of bacteria and enzymes are used to remove sludge, grease, paper and solid waste in a clogged system.
A septic tank is the most important thing in a septic system. A septic tank connects a pipe and a drain field. The septic tank makes sure liquids goes in and out without messing with the crust surface.
The best location would be outside and down and away from your house so the drainage would flow downhill from the house. It would have to be installed where it is legal to install it, and there cannot be standing water from it or anything like that.
That depends entirely upon the actual condition of the tank, whether the buyer is motivated and whether the seller is willing to reduce the price enough to compensate for necessary repairs enough to satisfy a buyer. If the septic issues are fairly easily repaired and the seller is generous with an a…llowance, the house could certainly be sold quickly with some luck and a buyer willing to do the work in exchange for a bargain. If it is a complicated issue or the tank needs a total replacement, or the seller is not willing to accept a lower price, the home is likely to languish on the market. (MORE)
A 4x4x4 should do for two people, but most areas are now getting into having engineers design septic systems that then have to pass local inspection. Needless to say almost everything is bigger and more complicated than you need, so I've no doubt they will tell you that you need at least a 4x4x8 tan…k. (MORE)
No, in fact no septic tank I have ever seen (hundreds) has this feature. The system relies on you keeping it healthy. Backing up usually means the tank is plugged and needs to be pumped out.