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Old 08-18-2011, 10:00 PM   #11
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spy-pee I ageed with, its a good system, its the big macs that put the poisen in the turds, I wonder if I could just drink beer to replace the packet of yeast?
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:47 PM   #12
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spy-pee I ageed with, its a good system, its the big macs that put the poisen in the turds, I wonder if I could just drink beer to replace the packet of yeast?
I know that you agreed with the idea. I often times get in trouble with my crazy ideas.

I think that there may not be enough yeast left after you pass the beer. Besides, I have been peeing outside for thirty years now. (Don't tell anyone).

I worked as a lineman for a while. Even while working downtown in the middle of the day, I learned that all you have to do is open the truck door and stand behind it and look up as though you were assisting the guy on the pole while you discreetly did your wizz.

OOPS! Did I just divulge another nasty secret?

That is not really the Spy Pee that I had mentioned.

OH NO! Now the pee police will be looking for me.

Spy Pee involves a funnel. If someone really wants to know, I may explain. Of course, I will probably get some heat for that as well.

HA HA HA HA
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:31 PM   #13
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... I mentioned putting yeast in the drum every month. Yeast dissolves the solids. ...
Substitute Rid-Ex for the yeast. Yeast requires oxygen while the bacteria in typical septic systems and cesspools do not. You are talking about two totally different types of "bugs". The yeast simply dies and the other bacteria feeds off of it for a very short time. Basically, you are wasting $$ doing that. Just buy the Rid-Ex or similar product.

As for me, I would rather install another septic system. And we have installed several. A word of caution, do not dump cleaning chemicals or other nasty stuff down a septic system or cesspool. They are not designed to handle anything other than poo, pee and grey water. you really shouldn't use a garbage disposal on a septic system. I have but I really didn't use it much. Heavy garbage disposal use means you get your septic system pumped. I've never had a septic system David installed need to be pumped.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:53 AM   #14
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Wow Lorna! I never heard of using Rid-ex. You sure are smart. I guess this old dog can still learn new tricks. Thanks.
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Doesnt Red=ex will kill all the bacteria in it?
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When overused, some common household chemicals like antibacterial soaps and bleach, can kill off the beneficial bacteria that populate your septic tank. Additionally, excessive amounts of water going down the drain will flush out a large portion of the beneficial bacteria growing in your septic tank. In such a weakened system, the sewage can build up more quickly, eventually blocking the outlet pipe or possibly clogging your drain field. When that happens, a backup can occur, requiring emergency pumping and possible drain field replacement.
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RID-X restores the balance in your septic system
RID-X Septic Tank System Treatment contains billions of 100% natural active bacteria and enzymes that have been scientifically proven to digest household waste. By adding RID-X, you restore the delicate balance of beneficial bacterial and enzymes that are needed to help keep your system operating at full efficiency.
Each box of RID-X contains the following ingredients, scientifically proven to break down household waste:

Cellulase breaks down toilet paper, vegetable matter and some foods
Lipase breaks down fats, oils and grease
Protease breaks down proteins
Amylase breaks down starches

How soon does RID-X begin to activate and work?
Immediately. The enzymes begin working as soon as they come in contact with water and the waste they break down. The bacteria take 2-4 hours to germinate, multiplying to the maximum level that the environment will allow in about 2-4 days if the temperature and conditions are favorable. However, with the constant flow of sewage in, and water out of the tank, it is important to add RID-X according to label directions in order to keep the RID-X bacteria level at its highest. Because septic systems vary so much, we cannot make assertions on how quickly the bacteria and enzymes will break down waste.
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was that a spambot post?


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Old 05-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #17
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Yes, from the same "user"... which makes me wonder why the MODs haven't blocked that user name/IP address yet.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #18
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Why not compost the waste instead? Take a look at "The Humanure () Handbook".
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #19
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In our county, less then 10 min from 1.5 million people, All we have is a septic tank that catches the solids, then pumps all the liquids out onto the field. It's completely to code in our county.

We have 4 house holds in out yard. All use the same system.

We also have codes dictating that our water wells cannot be shallow. All wells here must be a minimum 75 feet deep. Most are around 200' plus.

Do what you must, Be safe, and use common sense.

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One more addition to this post, you might want to check out a Watson Wick for an easy to make
septic system that works.
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