This is not going to be a diy project! But I would like to find out if it
is even possible to make a new connection to a 40 yr old brick-built septic
tank for a new bathroom in a house extension. Or would it be necessary to
make the new connection to the ceramic pipes leading in to the septic tank
On Friday, September 20, 2013 11:16:23 AM UTC+1, Peter Crosland wrote:
it is even possible to make a new connection to a 40 yr old brick-built se
ptic tank for a new bathroom in a house extension. Or would it be necessar
y to make the new connection to the ceramic pipes leading in to the septic
Oh FFS not this again...from you again...
where is the requirement to register ? read your own link man!
"While the review is under way, we will not require the registration of sma
ll domestic sewage discharges from septic tanks and small sewage treatment
plants, in England."
On Friday 20 September 2013 10:59 blod wrote in uk.d-i-y:
Replacing the concept of "brick septic tank" with "brick junction pit" I
personally would be looking to joint into the pipes rather than messing with
the pit. I think it will be simpler, less smelly, less to go wrong and the
end result just as good.
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On Friday, September 20, 2013 11:36:53 AM UTC+1, Tim Watts wrote:
When I did a similar job way back I created a new inspection chamber where
the new pipe met the old. You have to dig quite a big hole to get down there
and cut back the old clay pipe plus sliding connectors on in both direction
is not that simple.
I cut the exposed length of clay pipe in situ with an angle grinder to form
an open topped channel straight through, then brought the new pipe in at an
angle just above it. Concreted around it all then bricked up the sides to
support a standard cover and frame. I lived with this setup for 12 years.
The extra inspection chamber came in useful for clearing the occasional
blockage as well.
Have the septic tank emptied first to ensure the old pipe is empty, guess
how I learned this...
On Friday, September 20, 2013 10:59:18 AM UTC+1, blod wrote:
My guess is that if you are adding a new bathroom, "somebody"
(Environment Agency or Building Control) are going to want you to
replace the septic tank with something better.
http://www.wte-ltd.co.uk/sewage_treatment_costs.html suggests 2K-5K
for something like a Klargester (OTOH, they also suggest that a
septic tank may be legal if the drain field has enough capacity.)
It important to note that the EA will not, repeat not, under any
circumstances give retrospective permission for the installtion.
Depending on the site location and quality of the output from the
treatment plant it may be possible to do the job for £5K but
realistically budget twice that including the drainage field. The
existing drainage field is unlikely to be satisfactory as it will almost
certainly be clogged with debris and not large enough anyway.
This link tells you about the registration requirements for existing
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