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    any plummers out there

    My question is how long is the tightline from the septic to the drainfield, on average...and you don't want to know why I am asking, trust me
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    I know the problem you are having. Where are you located? Sometimes there are varying local codes for this length.... I do believe we have a master plumber somewhere on Foo. He'll respond if you can provide a credit card number. j/k

    Here's a ref in the meantime: http://www.cdhd.wa.gov/docs/FailureBrochure.pdf

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    thanks, I have seen that...I did find one break in the tightline but I think there may be more. I have been digging test holes and am still running into water from the tank....I wish I had a small backhoe
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    Sorry to hear about that. How old is this system? You might need to consider having a plumber have a look. He/she can probably locate the leak(s) a lot more efficiently....

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    When in doubt, have it pumped out.

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    plumbers

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    ya my bad plumbers...it was late and I was frustrated
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    Maybe he can help?


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    If your leach-field is saturated because of the heavy rains you might well consider a pump out.
    Look into to new mound system for your leach-bed area.

    I,m looking into some investment property so I,ve been studying poo disposal online.DO NOT dump drain cleaner in your tank.You will destroy the sewage decomposing ability of the bacteria.
    Are there too many trees(roots) in your leach-field?
    Is your tank the old single vault type,not a double vault?

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    It looks like the tightline has collapsed. I think it probably was run over by a fire truck a couple years ago. Now I have to dig it all up. I got a back hoe coming sunday to help dig it up...if I have to I will replace the whole stinkin drain field
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    poo disposal online
    Wow, I didn't think this was possible. Thanks for restoring my faith in the internet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    Wow, I didn't think this was possible. Thanks for restoring my faith in the internet!

    No,dont do it!You cant dipose of poo online as of now.
    Whew!that was close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    It looks like the tightline has collapsed. I think it probably was run over by a fire truck a couple years ago. Now I have to dig it all up. I got a back hoe coming sunday to help dig it up...if I have to I will replace the whole stinkin drain field
    Firetruck?Poo backup?Jake Plummer?Wow!sounds like all hell is breaking loose out there.
    Wish I knew the patron saint for plumbing there buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    No,dont do it!You cant dipose of poo online as of now.
    Whew!that was close.
    Crap! Plan 'B', then.


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    Dont laugh,the OP will be setting on that cold seat through winter till Jake Plummer fixes that septic system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    any plummers out there?
    Yep...I'm a plumper.


    Oh wait...I misread. My bad.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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