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  • Septic Tank

    Can we construct a septic tank with an arrangement that all the sewage disposal drops into the septic tank through inlet pipe.There is no out let arrangement, rather its bed has been made porous with an intention that soft soil below will keep sucking the effluent.Is this practice acceptable or violation of prevailing codes.Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Septic Tank

    Not sure about codes, but over time (fairly quickly) SLUDGE will seal up the bottom real good and it will stop draining. Your proposed set up will act like an "outhouse" at the cottage.

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    • #3
      Re: Septic Tank

      Ha ha ha, I get it, your making a joke. If your a mechanical engineer you already know the answer and are looking at making a joke on us. Since you are in Saudi Arabia you already know this system is in use. The "soft soil" you are talking about is sand.

      The type of system you are talking about, as you know, is called a pit latrine.

      Tell me you didn't know any of this. Bye bye.

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      • #4
        Re: Septic Tank

        in this county that type of arangment is a called a cesspool (or at lest one form of it).

        as stated it usaly a short lived system,

        I Do not think that they would be acceptable (code) in new constuction in our county in most locations,

        A modern septic system usaly consists of a number of connected tanks (chambers) that seperate and allow bactirical action to reduce the solids, and then by a series of baffles seperates the efflunt to be disposed of by a drain field (mostly a series of pipes with holes) under the ground. In soils that will accept the efflunt,
        If the tank is pumped of accumulated solids on regular intervals depend on size and use, (usaly between 3 and 7 years) the drain field will work for many many years.

        the key is getting the soilds out of the effulent, to keep the soil bed open,
        wast soils will seal the sand/soils up fast.

        do some Google searches on septic tanks, and drain fields, lots of free info on the net.
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        • #5
          Re: Septic Tank

          Based on experience in the armpit of a country called Saudi Arabia , Just about anyone that turns a wrench in that part of the world is called an "Engineer" it is a term for tradesmen.

          Anything is better then the TCN's ( third country nationals) squatting on the side of the road and $hitting where they please...

          How about this.. Ask the House of Saud and family to stop sending money to the folks that are killing our solders!!!

          Remember Khobar towers?

          Okie

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          • #6
            Re: Septic Tank

            That is what lots of people have on Long Island.

            Originally posted by BHD View Post
            in this county that type of arangment is a called a cesspool (or at lest one form of it).

            as stated it usaly a short lived system,
            My parents have had one for 26 years, and only once did it need any maintenance.

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            • #7
              Re: Septic Tank

              They work well on Long Island...lots of sand. So I imagine they would work excellently in Saudi Arabia. Here in NC, it is all clay soil, so they wouldn't work at all.
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