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Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by FORCE FAB, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    Been dumping everythiing except grease into ours since 92 and have had no issues and it's never been pumped........

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  2. AilleXWest

    AilleXWest New Member

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    My Gma alwasy took a leg of painty hose and would tie it to the end of the pipe that went in the the slop sink. It would catch the lint and not clog the sink. I still do it to this day
    Anna Maire
  3. BucksCounty

    BucksCounty Feeling the Heat

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    Yes, satisfied with them. Packs of 2 from home depot. They are a wire mesh. They are about $2-3 for a pack.
  4. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Bucks. I'll take a look at them next time I'm there.
  5. mainstation

    mainstation Feeling the Heat

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    +1. In my case I have a huge Willow and a row of young White Spruce trees that drink as much as they can get.
  6. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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  7. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    i've heard that if you use your septic for washing machine discharge, you are better off using liquid laundry soap in stead of the powdered variety. better for your septic longevity
    personally, where we have a septic, the laundry is plumbed "differently" so it will not go into the septic. it has its own tank--drywell variety.
  8. jimbom

    jimbom Combustion Analyzer

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  9. burntime

    burntime New Member

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    Lint is one of the biggest killers, as well as bleach. Soaps at least the high concentrations like laundry soaps are now biodegradable. Other things like blood thinners are know to cause a visqueen seal on the leach lines. Coumadin (sp) is know to cause issues. Bleach kills the good bacteria. I had a clog that turned out to be before the tank and I had to auger it out. When you are elbow deep in you know what, you tend to research how not to be in that position again! :lol:
  10. nate379

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    Never gave the washer that much thought really. Do about a load, sometimes 2 a week though, so don't think it would be all that bad. The main thing is not to use certain TP, like Charmin.
  11. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    I have a new septic system since late November, December...

    everything runs in the same place 1250 gallon tank to a distribution box and 500 ft of tile.. with a perimetter drain around the whole thing and 1/4 mile down the road to the creek...

    cost a lot of money.. I bet it wont clog up

    the old one I replaces was a 500 gallon tanks with a field tile that ran to who knows where.
    Only had to unclog one time. (probably lint from the washer collected in an 90). worked like a champ after that..

    also used only scotts toilet paper after that.

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