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Old 09-26-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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i need some help i am orginally a gc and had hired a skiiled plumber to install a 1500 gallon septic tank and a 3000 gallon leaching pool, ,my buddy is not able to help me out any more and i am left installing the tank my self, is there anything specfic i need to know my basic plan is to run the cast 4" cast iron pipe from the waste line to the septic tank then install again 4" cast iron to the leaching pool, from what i have read online the septic tank needs the two inlet t's from the inside of the septic tank, i am also installing pre cast covers, is tehre anything else that is amjor that i would need to know
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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I would have to agree with SLStech. There are so many variances from state to state that any info you get from here may be wrong.
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I'm no plumber, but do some places still use cast iron for something like that?
Seems kinda odd to me


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I'm no plumber, but do some places still use cast iron for something like that?
Seems kinda odd to me


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We just use SCH40 from the house to the tank, then SCH 40 from tank to distribution box, then drain tile from there to the field.

2 tees is right, sanitary tees.
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Our septic systems have to be designed and approved by the state, not to mention inspected.

They are also installed by licensed septic folks, not regular plumbers. There is no way I would plop a septic in for someone without some engineering behind it. Soil conditions vary so greatly and the chance of problems, even if the mechanics of the install are spot on, are great.

No help here. This is a true situation where you need someone local that is experienced in these installations and is qualified to do this type of work.

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Our septic systems have to be designed and approved by the state, not to mention inspected.

They are also installed by licensed septic folks, not regular plumbers. There is no way I would plop a septic in for someone without some engineering behind it. Soil conditions vary so greatly and the chance of problems, even if the mechanics of the install are spot on, are great.

No help here. This is a true situation where you need someone local that is experienced in these installations and is qualified to do this type of work.

Sorry I can't be more help.
This is where I am lucky, my license also covers sewage disposal systems. I have done but about 2 of them, and yes, they MUST be approved and inspected.

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