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Septic costs
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bulldinkie    Posted 11-12-2004 at 15:08:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not for the novice to do.It has to be done RIGHT.In order to keep working.Inspections can be tough,Bant get wet while doing it.Hubby put in about 25 this summer.Ill ask him.


deadcarp    Posted 11-12-2004 at 16:08:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
alot depends on location. well soil conditions more, unless you're too close to a lake like we are, then holding tanks/pumping fees are the norm. unless you're grandfathered in.
if you soil drains well, it's not so much of a hassle. septic tanks are just a place for bacteria to work on the solids that come along, and the drainfield is just a gravel-filled trench (or 3) with perforated pipe running along it and tarpaper to keep ran from disrupting it. you'll usually need a 20-inch minimum access hole for pumping out the tank, and if you lay out (3) 40ft long trenches outa standing water, the drainfield is good for 25/30 years. do it yourself for <$2000
or get one dug for maybe $15,000. you can put a simple floor drain (oil drum of gravel with a drain pipe going up) under saunas, garages, shops etc. if there's a chance of odor, vent/trap the thing.


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