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    Default I want to add a new toilet line to my septic

    tank. The new line is coming from a 90 degree angle from the inlet pipe. Is it okay to just drill the side of the septic tank and insert the new line? The tank is currently used only by the kitchen.
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    Maybe... Maybe not... It depends on the configuration of the inlet baffle in the tank.

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    Default I understand the baffles, so if I drill into the side closest

    to the end where the inlet pipe attaches am I going to create any unforseen problems?
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    Does the baffle extend the width of the tank? Not all do!

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    Ralph's a nice touch. Who's got Ron Paul?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhmaster View Post
    Ralph's a nice touch. Who's got Ron Paul?
    I thought he dropped out of the running...

    Last edited by Redwood; 08-24-2008 at 04:36 PM.

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    The tank is 40+ years old and made of concrete. So do I just open the access lid to check for how wide the baffle is?
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    You would need to open the end where the inlet baffle is. Any line cut into the tank would have to be on the right side of the baffle. If it is a small drawer type baffle the inlet would have to wye into the line.

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