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Old 02-18-2020, 06:46 AM   #85
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How do so many people, who know so Little. just say so much that is just incorrect.

If installed correctly - See Post #2 - https://www.wikihow.com/Construct-a-Small-Septic-System - as to How to do this correctly - and it will be fine.

Tank needs to be solid and the two tanks will make it work as it needs to - so it can do it's work - Drain field needs to be Big Enough so it can do it's work.

The normal house is in our area (Maryland) designed for 275 gallons per day thus - they usually use 1,000 gallon tanks and hundreds of feet of drain fields, depending on the percolation of the soil. (7X275 = 1,925)

When the DW and I Boondock - we can survive for 7 days on 100 gallons of Water - that is 14 gallons per day.....

So just doing the Math two Tank system = 110 Gallons at 100 gallons per week.

A house uses 1,925 gallons and has a tank with 50 Per cent of the used Capacity. (1,000 gallon tank and 1,925 gallons per week)

So just using this simple logic.............the Two Tank system is an Over Build for the Needs of the Boondocking RV'er - - - -

Sorry, it just rubs me wrong to see so much BS - will one tank work - Not likely - will two tanks work if installed as directed in post Number 2, if with soil that percolates - Most Likely for an RV'er - Not likely for a House.

ps - I spent 30 years in the Utility Business - installing and maintaining Sewer and Water Lines.....Hundreds and Hundreds of Miles of Sewer - Poop Does Stink no matter how you build the system. -
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Please, all, google “septic infiltration arch”.
It’s a “new” technology that’s applicable.
Depends on the definition of the word "new". We have that design and as of today, it's now 15 years old.
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How do so many people, who know so Little. just say so much that is just incorrect.

If installed correctly - See Post #2 - https://www.wikihow.com/Construct-a-Small-Septic-System - as to How to do this correctly - and it will be fine.

Tank needs to be solid and the two tanks will make it work as it needs to - so it can do it's work - Drain field needs to be Big Enough so it can do it's work.

The normal house is in our area (Maryland) designed for 275 gallons per day thus - they usually use 1,000 gallon tanks and hundreds of feet of drain fields, depending on the percolation of the soil. (7X275 = 1,925)

When the DW and I Boondock - we can survive for 7 days on 100 gallons of Water - that is 14 gallons per day.....

So just doing the Math two Tank system = 110 Gallons at 100 gallons per week.

A house uses 1,925 gallons and has a tank with 50 Per cent of the used Capacity. (1,000 gallon tank and 1,925 gallons per week)

So just using this simple logic.............the Two Tank system is an Over Build for the Needs of the Boondocking RV'er - - - -

Sorry, it just rubs me wrong to see so much BS - will one tank work - Not likely - will two tanks work if installed as directed in post Number 2, if with soil that percolates - Most Likely for an RV'er - Not likely for a House.

ps - I spent 30 years in the Utility Business - installing and maintaining Sewer and Water Lines.....Hundreds and Hundreds of Miles of Sewer - Poop Does Stink no matter how you build the system. -
I agree with bus skipper. Definitely a lot of bad advise in this thread. It might seem trivial to some, but contaminating the water table can be serious. Is it rocket science. No, it is not. Can it have health affects if done incorrectly. Yes, it can. That is why there are rules to such things. I would be concerned for the well of the house you see in the background in your picture.
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So the two tank system will work as long as you leave dump valves open. That means you will need to re-plumb your sewer exit or you will be building the poo pyramid. It will be flushing untreated waste into whatever drain field you connect it to if you flush 40 gallon tanks into a 55 gallon drum. Most of the contents of the first tank will be pushed to the second tank in one giant flush. That is not how the system is designed to work. Yes, if you use it one 3 gallon flush at a time it will work but your RV is not set up for that.
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This will not work unless under the ideal conditions. Whatever you do needs to be 50-100 or more feet from any houses or water sources.If it backs up and anyone complains...the county will get involved and you will be out thousands. It might work for grey water though...
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