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    Please bare with me as i ask this question. I live in tennessee. the last week has been unusally cold here. woke up 2 days ago to find water in both my bath tubs. plunged and plunged, heard like a gulp gulp sound. lots of water bubbles rising to top of drain. ok, here goes by the end of the day all water was gone, daughter used bathroom and backed up into both tubs, not toilets or sinks tho, woke up water gone again. washed dishes took shower still all is good, then did one load of laundry and boom water again in both tubs. where my septic is it is dry no leakage, then on to field line area, dry but ground is frozen solid. cleaned out vent stacks, all looked good.could thius be a septic issue or field line issue? Maybe frozen? plus for some reason my water pressure in house starts off good then drops down to a trickle then back up. could this all be connected?

  • #2
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    thank you so much for your answer, however i had a guy come out, he inspected my tank, all looked great. He left, 20 minutes later everythying drained and working great. What could this have been? it fixed itself

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    • #3
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      there are no maples at all on my property.

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      • #4
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        bet a dollar your field is failing.

        pumping the tank fixed it because you've now got a thousand gallons + to fill up before you try to put any water into the field. then your field will have had a short rest, so will take water better for a little while. I suspect you'll have the same problem in a week or three.

        it's not frozen; frozens are not slow drainers; they plug up tight.
        This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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        • #5
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          Well that dollar is mine because my field line is frozen. Had another septic specialist come out this morning. He used a heat vac, all lines unfrozen. he ran the dye test all was positive. My lines looked great, but thanks for the advice.

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          • #6
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            Read my upper post, the first guy never pumped my tank there was no need to , tank was only half full.

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            • #7
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              Sandy- the other problem you described on the water supply issue. Where the water goes to a trickle then back to full stream. Are you on a well? If so then your pressure tank needs to be replaced.
              ANYONE CAN TAKE THE HELM WHEN THE SEA IS CALM.

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              • #8
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                no well, city water here.

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                • #9
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                  Corrected and fixed . Thank god. I do realize without being here and actually seeing the tank and lines anyone could guess at almost anything, but you guessed at the worse case scenerio. .
                  J.C.[/quote]

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                  • #10
                    Re: Septic tank.

                    Originally posted by sandy42345 View Post
                    Corrected and fixed . Thank god. I do realize without being here and actually seeing the tank and lines anyone could guess at almost anything, but you guessed at the worse case scenerio. .
                    J.C.
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                    Incorrect. I gave you multiple scenarios & solutions. I did not guess worst case scenario.

                    P.S. I know what's wrong with your water. I'm not gonna' say though as you will interpret it as the worst case scenario.

                    J.C.

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                    • #11
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                      Lol, i know too!!


                      J.C.[/quote]

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                      • #12
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                        Hey Sandy,

                        Sorry I led you astray... I assumed your tank was pumped as you said it was inspected, and I don't know how anyone can inspect a tank without pumping it. If you had slow drainage, and your line to your field was frozen, you have a leak in the system somewhere. But I wouldn't get too worried about it; it likely wont allow much out w/o the system being backed up. If you have a crawlspace you might want to check on that to see how much leaked out down there. Glad you got your problem solved.
                        This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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