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Old 07-15-2007, 01:27 PM
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Can any toilet paper be used with a septic system or are there brands which are more ideally suited? How can I tell which brands are more suited to be used with septic systems? How can we tell what we are currently using will work or not with a septic system?
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:42 PM
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dosen't matter.keep tampon's out if it has a pump
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Yes some are more Eco. friendly [ they desolve faster ] .

Most tanks need to be suckedout obout every 5 to 7 years to get rid of the solids.

How big is your tank and leach field ?

I'm a family of 4 2 1/2 baths and am on a 1000 gal tank with baffel and 240' of 4" line in 3/4" rock all done right by the pro's.7years no problems , keep in mind my leachfield is all sandy soil and on top of the hill.

How old is your system and when was it cleaned last.

paper should not be a problem in it. Grease is worse [ from the kitchen sink ]
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Im thankful that we use seepage pits in my hood...
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:17 PM
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Doesn't matter, just pump it out every 5 years. The septic tank doesn't do the "work" of the system, the soil does the work in a typical "leach field" type system. If you're soil is heavy or wet, you should be on some type of treatment system.
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Be easy on the bleach you use and flush into the septic, you want the bacteria to thrive in the system
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:32 PM
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NO CORN!!!!!!!
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The hardest thing on septic tanks is women.



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Old 07-15-2007, 04:31 PM
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Here's my questions...

The way a septic tank works is thorugh the bacteria that grows inside of it.... So is Anti-Bacterial soap bad for septic tanks?

I have a septic & my wife is HUGE with anti-bacterial soap, haven't had any problems just seems ironic!
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ECMatt90 - 7/15/2007 4:31 PM

Here's my questions...

The way a septic tank works is thorugh the bacteria that grows inside of it.... So is Anti-Bacterial soap bad for septic tanks?

I have a septic & my wife is HUGE with anti-bacterial soap, haven't had any problems just seems ironic!
I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:03 PM
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Yes it is hard on it. [ the soap ] the bacteria is what eats the dukies to break them down into fertilizer, if you don't have the little critters in there ya now have a cesspool and those will stink you will not smell a septic tank or field if it is working properly.

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Old 07-15-2007, 05:15 PM
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Yes it is hard on it. [ the soap ] the bacteria is what eats the dukies to break them down into fertilizer,

i can bring my dogg on over he like too eat dukies
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What's a dukie?????? Does that have something to do with John Wayne????
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:51 PM
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Adukie is a , stink pickle.

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Or a mud shark
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twentynine - 7/15/2007 3:32 PM

NO CORN!!!!!!!
Or condoms.
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:52 PM
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A packet of Flieshmans (sp) yeast every once in while down the drain is helpful. I banned the anti-bacterial soap as well.

But to answer the real question is simple Garret.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR CHEAP TOILETTE PAPER. Ill drink cheap beer before I skimp on the Charmin.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:44 PM
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Put a tablespoon of raw hamburger in the shade and let the flies lay eggs to their heart's content. Break up the hamburger ball in the toilet and flush - absolutely the "best" septic treatment there is. The eggs will hatch in the tank and the larvae will eat and digest everything - they love dark, wet places with lots of food. The larvae will never morph into flies - they will die and become food for the bacteria they have created in their own digestive system. If you can't spare the hamburger, a can of dog or cat food will work just as well.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:52 PM
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Sheesh! I have lived in a house with a septic nearly my whole life. My recommendation is dukie in the toilet..........flush and relax. We make a big enough deal about the little issues with boats, lets not bring it to our septic systems.

Oh to answer Garretts question, toilet paper is fine with regards to the septic.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:26 PM
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Man I'm glad I have city water and sewer.
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