The Septic System Owner's Manual


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I was told do not flush cigarettes because the filters are not degradable and they will plug the drain field. Also no harsh antiseptics or bleach.


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Yay! Septics really aren't too bad to live with. I have had worse issues with sewer main connections than septic systems (cardboard sewer pipes? Really?! Http://www.sewerhistory.org/articles/compon/orangeburg/orangeburg.htm. ceramic?! Come on!)


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When my sister and her husband bought a hand-built log cabin from a fellow who was known for being "crafty", their first needed upgrade was the septic system... He had re-purposed an old chest freezer as the septic tank.


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Heh, I lived in a town with Model A's repurposed in the same way. "Drain fields? What are drain fields?" smile


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This is the only sort of septic guideline that I recall when I was a kid (usually found in homes of those who routinely hosted city-slicker guests).


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"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." :smiley:


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Ol' Skip certainly was handy... However, I don't recall any major duct tape projects in the house...


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