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user-inactivated  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 25, 2018

There is a septic tank somewhere in my backyard, I must decomission it.

The sewer pipe goes into the basement floor and historical permits from the 50's sets the depth of a sewer connection at 8ft.

There is some chicken scratch that suggests that the cesspool lies 15 ft from the house at a depth of 8 ft. 15 ft is a somewhat odd distance as the requirements at the time it was installed was 10 ft and a plumber saves 5 ft of pipe and trenching if he sticks to 10.

My hole is about 8 ft deep at 15 ft from the house and I've found nothing so far. I'm going to do another foot before I start trenching toward ten feet away from the house.

It could be that the sewer line was moved when they changed from septic to city sewer. The septic might be going off at an angle which would make this process a whole lot harder.

I can't follow the pipe from the house because it's under a concreat slab.

All this is so we can build a deck. My hands are like hamburger right now and I hope I find this thing soon.

The old cat and the new cat are becoming decent friends.