Can anyone give me a rough idea on the distance from a 4" diameter
inspection pipe to the septic tank cover on a 1000 gallon tank? I've got
such a setup at my house where I can see the inspection pipe protruding
out from the ground roughly 10-12' from the house foundation and I was
trying to get an idea as to how far from that pipe do I have to start
digging around for the cover.
Thanks in advance.
That pipe may very well be a clean out pipe and the distance from it to
the tank can vary many feet.. Best thing is get a rod that you can
probe with an locate the tank with. Unless your in a climate where the
tank is deep below frost line. Then you may have to use a camera set up
To elaborate on that a little: get a yard-long piece of plain steel rod
from the hardware store, say 1/8 or 3/16ths, bend a couple inches over
at the top to make a handle, then just start poking the ground with it
near the inspection pipe and working back or forward from there. -- H
If'n you know someone with a metal detector, they can find the top loop in
the plug easily. I have to go up to my cabin and pop the top and have a
look, and that's what I'm going to try first. Of course, I have a metal
detector, but maybe you have one, or know someone who does.
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