Septic guy wants me to dig the holes says one in the front corner and
one in the back corner. I have no clue from the town's as-built
septic plan what holes they are. There seems to be six points on the
chart. The first two are close together and look like a square with
two holes. Four more spread out to the back lawn with the a line
coming from holes one and two to another one with a square. I don't
understand the drawing I'd rather not end up digging six holes!
On Sat, 30 May 2009 14:41:54 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com wrote:
As a bagpiper, I was asked by a funeral director to play at a
graveside service for a homeless man who had no family or friends. The
funeral was to be held at a cemetery in the remote countryside and
this man would be the first to be laid to rest there.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods area, I became lost and being
a typical man, did not stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour
late. I saw the backhoe and the crew who were eating lunch but the
hearse was nowhere in sight.
I apologized to the workers for my tardiness and stepped to the side
of the open grave where I saw the vault lid already in place.
I assured the workers I would not hold them up for long but this was
the proper thing to do. The workers gathered around, still eating
their lunch. I played out my heart and soul.
As I played the workers began to weep. I played and I played like I'd
never played before, from Going Home and The Lord is My Shepherd to
Flowers of the Forest. I closed the lengthy session with Amazing Grace
and walked to my car.
As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I overheard one of
the workers saying to another, "Sweet Jeezuz, Mary'n Joseph, I never
seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."
I think you will need to be more specific. Are you finding the
openings on the septic tank itself for the septic man so he can
inspect and pump the septic tank? Your drawing should show the
septic tank which may be 6 feet or more in diameter. A line
comes from the house to the tank, one of the openings on the tank
lid will be close to this pipe. Another line leaves the tank to a
series of distribution boxes that feed multiple lateral lines, the
other opening is close to this pipe, usually straight across the
tank from the first one. I suspect you will need to dig down to
the top of the tank at your best guess at where the line is
entering the tank. It is probably down 1 or 2 feet.
Your drawing is probably showing the tank and the lateral field.
The tank will be close to the house, the lateral lines will run
quite a distance out in the yard as parallel lines or fan shaped.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
The first two holes that you spoke of, if they are closest to the house, are
the two holes that you want. The lines from the are distribution lines to a
dist. box. See if these are the two holes that lead to the clean outs on
the top of tank that when removed will reveal the interior to the septic
tank. Over this I would install a plastic stand pipe (available at septic
supply) with a cover. This will make it easier to locate and clean out
every three years (as it is in most municipalities). HTH, Chuck
The guys who cleaned my tank lent me a tool to help find the tank. It
is a small rod about 3' long with a t handle on it. You can easily
push it into the ground and find the outline of the tanks. Then I
measured about one foot in from the sides and end and found the
cover. It's really pretty easy. Not worth the $50 per cover they
want to dig them up for you.
On Sat, 30 May 2009 19:17:12 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to know.
As far as the finger system, the drain tiles, they were easy to see in
the summertime when there was no rain. The whole lawn was turning
light green or yellow, except where the septic drains were it was
"... and it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime" That's
true, July and August.
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