Having moved on from water softners (don;t think that after all that, I'll
have one), the next task is to choose a septic tank...
Any makers to avoid? Need something that takes little space and is good for
a family of 5. Preferably all aerators etc. fixable from the top.
If you are near Peterborough go to the Homebuilding and Renovation show next
weekend (one after ?) and you'll be able to have a look at all the major
products as they all usually come to these shows.
Before you do anything else you need to apply for consent to the Environment
Agency. Assuming they agree, and they may insist on an alternative such as
an underground treatment plant, you will also need Building Control approval
We have that already - We have to move or septic tank from a neighbour's
property to our own (letting the easement go), so we have obtained approval
(took weeks) for both the tank and a soakaway. It' snow down to which tank
On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:02:50 +0100, "Christian McArdle"
Why is that ? What's the big advantage of these things?
AFAIK, they have moving parts and require electrickery. Neither of these
are attractive features. Is it worth it?
It's the difference in the output. A Klargester output is pretty close to
pure water whilst a septic tank usually outputs only partially treated
sewage. The Environment Agency often insists on proper treatment, rather
than a septic tank.
Septic tanks aren't as effective as they used to be due to increased
detergent use making the anaerobic bacteria they use less viable. A biodisc
constant aerates the water, allowing much more robust aerobic bacteria to do
the work. A septic tank will usually require more maintenance and pumping
due to the lower reliability.
Yes. However, if you really worry about the electricity/moving parts, they
do another model called the Airflow which has neither, but I suspect isn't
quite as effective, and might be considerably larger, although I'm not sure
Yes. There are only two moving parts - the motor and the disk assembly.
They produce whiffless bog treament and clean water out. No nasty sniffs
down the garden.
Laying an underground cable is no extra hassle if you are relaying the
drains anyway. Shove some armourded cable under the drain in the shingle.
They have redesigned it so all the motor parts are in a little
compartment that doesn't get the crap in.
I talked to the service engineer - he says reliablility is hugely
improvced with motor and gearbox life typically being 20 years plus, and
syticking te motor out in te rain won't improve te odds on that...
besides, it keeps it all low profile.
After three yeasr my motor, pulley and belt were all clean and dry.
Why don't youy read what I said? Motor and gearbox life. The pulley is
not the gearbox and it probably was my fault for not double checking it
was tight when I installed it.
The point being the gearbox with the gears - as opposed to the final
belt drive - now runs perfectly dry as does the motor.
we had to have a 6-7 person one although we were only two...and it was
less than half full after three years, which suggest that probably
yearly emptying even at rated full capacity has a considerable margin.
And we live and work at home too..its not like we are dumping at the
office on a regular basis.And quite a lot of cat shit goes down as well..
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