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Old 06-19-2016, 08:39 PM   #21
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Just like I suspected, this is like a mesh vs paper thing. Without the anger
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Just like I suspected, this is like a mesh vs paper thing. Without the anger
It's worth it, great for food prep, but be prepared for your kids to throw every thing in it and destroy it, I know I did when I was a kid.
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It's worth it, great for food prep, but be prepared for your kids to throw every thing in it and destroy it, I know I did when I was a kid.
More like my wife, she'll peel 100 potatoes and try to stuff it all down at the end with a half gallon of water. When I get home she plays innocent "I don't know why the sink is overflowing"
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The skin is the best part of the potato
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More like my wife, she'll peel 100 potatoes and try to stuff it all down at the end with a half gallon of water. When I get home she plays innocent "I don't know why the sink is overflowing"
Sand is hard on em too, beets, potatoes, carrots are not ideal to flush down the garborator.
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If you are on a septic, that's what chickens are for.
And they turn that compost into tasty eggs!
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I have a filter on my outflow side of my tank. Plus I installed a riser with lid on tank for easy access to it. I need to pull it out and rinse it every 4-6 weeks. I also installed a cleanout next to tank to moniter level.

It stops a lot of ''crap''.

Disposals are not recommended for septic. But a lot of my customers have them. I don't. Never did in my life.
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They're specifically against code in MA because users can not be relied upon to keep the enzyme injector maintained. I haven't been on septic since the seventies, but after reading these posts I feel well educated. Well done fellas.
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Disposals are for lazy people. If you can scrap the plate off in the sink, you can do it in the barrel. I can't see having all that extra stuff in there as anything good. The septic system was designed for certain things. Yes food, but "processed" food, if you get my drift.
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Disposals are for lazy people. If you can scrap the plate off in the sink, you can do it in the barrel. I can't see having all that extra stuff in there as anything good. The septic system was designed for certain things. Yes food, but "processed" food, if you get my drift.
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My garbage disposal once ate a baby food jar. I was impressed


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I've been in my house 17 years and have had one all along. I had it pumped a couple years after we moved in, but it has been fine ever since. My dad was a plumber, BTW, and he never saw a problem with them. I think it's more of a personal preference thing.
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Having taken some septic design education, I can bore you with details.

Disposals add to the solids at the bottom of the tank, affectionately called "sludge." This is broken down over time and reduced in size, but ultimately must get pumped away.

In addition to sludge, there is scum at the top.

Sludge and scum reduce the effective size of the tank, which is really important. The smaller the tank, the quicker waste goes from the drain to the leach field, so it has less time to separate sludge and scum to be eaten away at in the tank. Instead solids may end up in the field, where they clog it over time.

Hello ladies, that's right, I know my way around a septic system.
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Am I the only guy with a filter?

All drain fields are not created equal...............don't risk it. No disposal.
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The codes here are crazy.

I had to buy a tank and field capable of 500 gallons a day.

I was looking at my utility bills for last spring, we average about 150-200.
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That's a lot of flushing. 333 flushes with a 1.5 gal flusher. That's some serious potty time.
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That's a lot of flushing. 333 flushes with a 1.5 gal flusher. That's some serious potty time.
Well to be fair, I usually have to 2-flush at least once a day.

I seriously hate these low flow toilets
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Well to be fair, I usually have to 2-flush at least once a day.

I seriously hate these low flow toilets
So who's gonna do the other 331 flushes
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Well to be fair, I usually have to 2-flush at least once a day.

I seriously hate these low flow toilets
You need a Toto.

Your days of 2-flushing will be down the toilet....

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