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    Thank you very much for the great tips. The...

    Thank you very much for the great tips. The reason I said "roughly 45 degrees" is because I have to make a couple turns to get to the septic tank. I will do a dry fit before connecting everything...
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    Ok, I got the water level to work and got more...

    Ok, I got the water level to work and got more accurate measurements. The distance from the cabin outlet to the septic tank inlet is 82 feet. The verticle drop is 11 inches. That gives me just...
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    I couldn't find a laser level so I tried using a...

    I couldn't find a laser level so I tried using a 1/2" clear tube as a leveler. However, I spent over an hour trying to get all the air bubble out of the 100' long tube. Was not successful. How do you...
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    What is the reason for using larger pipes for...

    What is the reason for using larger pipes for lower slopes ( eg. 4" pipe for 1/8"/ft) ?
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    You're right. You cannot just lower the septic...

    You're right. You cannot just lower the septic tank without messing up the drain field. I will try to get a laser leveler to get a more accurate measure. The distance between the cabin and septic...
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    I strung a level line between the two ends and...

    I strung a level line between the two ends and measure the verticle distance from the top of the pipes to the string. The difference between the two readings tells me how low the septic tank inlet...
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    I think the septic tank was not buried deep...

    I think the septic tank was not buried deep enough. The inlet is only 3-4 inches below ground. When I purchase the property the septic tank, foundation and rough plumbing was already there. ...
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    thanks for the suggestions. the reason i'm going...

    thanks for the suggestions. the reason i'm going with 1/8 inch/foot pitch is to minimize the depth of the a new intake hole in the septic tank. my problem is the original intake is too high to give...
  9. Thanks Valveman. In that case I will keep things...

    Thanks Valveman. In that case I will keep things simple by using just the pump with a timer, no pressure tank.
  10. BrianK--thank you for the suggestion. Is it ok...

    BrianK--thank you for the suggestion. Is it ok for the pump to run for 30 minutes straight each time it's on?
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    Digging a trench for a sewer line

    Hi all,

    I am planning to run a sewer line from the cabin to the septic tank. I will be using 4" PVC pipe and the pitch will be 1/8" per foot. My question is how do I dig the trench to get the...
  12. Setup for pumping lake water for irrigation

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    I have small area by the lake that I would like to grow grass and plant some trees. I plan to use an above ground sprinkler head connected by a garden hose and drip hoses for the trees. Can...
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    Does anyone know if there is an inline sewage...

    Does anyone know if there is an inline sewage pump that can help move sewage along in a nearly horizontal pipe? Thanks.
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    Hj--I'm afraid that since the cabin is not used...

    Hj--I'm afraid that since the cabin is not used daily the slow moving sewage on a 1/16" per foot grade might dry up and eventually clog the pipe. Do you think this could happen? Thanks.
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    Thank you for the replies. Hackney...

    Thank you for the replies.

    Hackney plumbing--will the pump clog up if it's not use often? Do u have any suggestions/remedies?

    Ballvalve-- I don't have a first chamber. The cabin wastes drain...
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    Sewage ejector system setup

    Hi. I am new to the forum and am looking for some help on setting up a sewage ejector system. I have a cabin where the main drain is 80 feet from the septic tank. There is only a 5 inch drop...
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