(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Baffle question in old septic tank

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member Onokai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Arcata,Ca
    Posts
    6

    Default Baffle question in old septic tank

    Later this week I'm getting rid of the last section of old red clay pipe that feeds my small 500 gallon septic tank.I'm putting in 4 inch sewer and drain . Its about a 10 foot run with a no/hub onto cast iron which is working fine under house. The tank has a cement baffle stuck on side of tank which is about foot and 1/2 long and looks like a 10 inch concrete pipe spit in 1/2 stuck to side where the clay pipe enters tank- this baffle could be longer so it works better. I have a choice to just plumb the plastic pipe like the red clay was flush to inner wall or knock off the baffle and make a new one from a sanitary tee or regular tee with a piece on the bottom to recreate the baffle.
    What's the best method ?
    As I need to have it all ready the day I have the tank pumped out.

    Also should I seal the plastic pipe to tank on the outside with Hydraulic Cement or something else?

    I have some nasty cedar roots that always want into this tank via the lid so a tight seal is key.
    Mark
    Last edited by Onokai; 02-10-2013 at 06:44 PM.
    Somebody has to go in and clean it!

Similar Threads

  1. Septic Tank Pumping Question
    By gbcherry in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-31-2012, 11:28 AM
  2. Another septic tank question
    By Jaycee in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-05-2009, 11:14 AM
  3. fiberglass septic tank with a loose baffle?
    By panahead in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-01-2009, 09:34 AM
  4. baffle is loose in a 1000' gallon septic tank?
    By panahead in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-22-2009, 10:07 PM
  5. Septic Tank question
    By scaricatladi in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-29-2007, 07:06 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •