Goodbye veggie patch

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12 years 3 months ago #411921 by Joybells
Replied by Joybells on topic Goodbye veggie patch
We need ours emptied every 3-4 years, never lasted more than 4 years. If you fill up its a pain trying to get someone there in a hurry to empty it so now we just get it done regularly. Yes it is not cheap.

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12 years 3 months ago #411937 by LongRidge
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If your house is newer than about 30 years, the local Council will have a plan of where and what your septic tank is, including the direction that it drains and how big it is. With ours, the lid is in the middle between the vent which you can see and the outlet which is underground. With ours, the lid used to have a couple of wire catches to look out for, and to thread a crowbar through to lift the lid.

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12 years 3 months ago #412069 by canajanz
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bayrose1;405186 wrote: I didn't think they should pump from the vent stu?. It really needs to be opened up to be pumped properly?

They dont pump from the vent bit they do need access to the hatch.
If s/he didnt know the tank was there I'd guess that the original installation did not include an access riser. Depending on the depth of the tankthat could involve some serious excavation :( and might destroy the garden

On the other hand .. perhaps the garden in on teh effluent field in which case it is not good for the drainage or the people eating the produce and is best moved

canajanz

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12 years 3 months ago #412119 by sky
Replied by sky on topic Goodbye veggie patch
As long as the septic tank man can get a hose down the manhole sized opening and suck stuff out your veggie garden should be ok to stay. We had our emptied when we sold our house a few years ago and it was ok and healthy for years. We have been here 6 yrs and our tank is still healthy and in no need of emptying!
So as long as your septic man can empty the tank, no probs :)

Canterbury

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