I knew my brother might be interested and he was coming up on vacation. (He lived in Wyoming and was working in the Oil Patch) During his vacation we installed that septic system…graveless it was the up and coming “new” system that would last our lifetimes. My Dad and Jody did the backhoe work, the tank was delivered and set and two legs were dug part by backhoe and part by shovel to make them really level, I put the fabric sleeves on the pipes and connected them up making sure everything was level and then the whole works was covered in sand. It worked. At that time we hooked up our camper to the system….later that fall we would build the house.
This “new” system began to fail for many people at the 7-10 year mark. For us it took 18 years….we don’t put any milk down the sink, ammonia, bleach or pickle juice. We have had the main tank pumped consistently ever two years or so just as general maintenance Last winter one of the caps blew off three times…we figured we had a problem. We had our 1,000 gallon tank pumped and out came 1,500 gallons…500 gallons were sucked out of the over burdened drain field.
Yesterday was the day our drainfield was replaced and it should be good for our life time.
Oh yes during that vacation my brother bought John’s business…he does complete septic systems both designs and installs, he excavates building sites and builds and repairs roads. He is busy from the time the frost goes out until it freezes so hard you cannot move dirt. Then he moves snow.
My brother Jody removing trees. Many trees were removed and taken away.
Chance was a curious dog…he usually goes potty out there. He didn’t like it when trees were falling or brush was being picked up. Luckily I had walked him very early in the morning.
Cross it off the list…it is a done project.
When you live in a big city your sewage is taken care of for you, out here in the boonies we have to take care of our own poop.