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A percolation test is used to determine the absorption rate of the soil. Basically you'll dig a hole (or bunch of holes), put water in it (them), and time how long it takes for the water to go away. It's probably not something you could do on a property you don't own, as it involves digging holes in somebody else's land. You could ask the seller if you can ...


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I built my house in 1990 and to date there's never been any issuses with my septic tank and no pumping it. I don't believe in the ads saying it should be pumped every five years since it just takes away all the good stuf then you need to build up a new food supply and the proper amount of bacteria all over again and I have 2 baths a day since my car accident ...


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If your jurisdiction uses the International Plumbing Code or a derivative, there are several issues with this set-up. First - 1002.1 would require the washer to have its own trap (none of the exceptions are applicable), and the trap needs to be within 30" of the standpipe: 1002.1 Fixture traps. Each plumbing fixture shall be separately trapped by a ...



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