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Old 08-28-2017, 06:48 PM   #1
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Anyone has experience with failed septic system? The report says drain backup shows, and old 1955 system. I am not quite familiar with this subject, can we just replace a new one or install a new one? Is there any difference? It's a old house we'd like to make an offer, but really not sure about this problem.
Meanwhile, there used to be a well with water pump we can still see there, the house used to be connected to water meter. What can we do with the water well?
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:15 PM   #2
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Depends where you are located.

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Old 08-28-2017, 11:17 PM   #3
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Depends of if you're a GC or just a HO.

Well and septic regulations were way different in 1955, most places now have regulations about how close a well can be to a septic system leach field. Septic systems now require engineering everywhere I'm familiar with.

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Old 08-29-2017, 12:13 AM   #4
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Around here you get a sewer permit and they tell you exactly what you need.
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Why don't you tell us a little about this house, and a little about your business, if you are in fact a GC.

Is this the same house with the venting issues?

Is this a house you are looking to buy?

Your question about the septic is so over the top basic, that it leads me to seriously doubt whether you actually work in the trades.


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