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Old 08-30-2017, 07:30 AM
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$400 for a pump out and $100 labor for inspection = $500

Based my guess on 1500 gallon tank.
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I think it was $740 for the initial inspection. Then they came back and wanted another $250 for a leak test (bring out water truck). Total was right at $1K. It was the extra 250 that ticked me off. Seems like everything required to issue the inspection report should have been included in the initial fee.
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I think it was $740 for the initial inspection. Then they came back and wanted another $250 for a leak test (bring out water truck). Total was right at $1K. It was the extra 250 that ticked me off. Seems like everything required to issue the inspection report should have been included in the initial fee.
Seems like you were treated shittedly.
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I would have guessed 100 bucks, but I know nothing!
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2500 denarios
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25$ just to inspect if not, complimentary.
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
25$ just to inspect if not, complimentary.
If you are getting your septic pumped annually and using the same company, Free sounds about right. If you have used every company in town and you always left them holding the shit end of the stick, They can shove a bill so far up yer ass you'll need rooter router to get it out
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Just has this done in the sate of ME. The inspection was included in the pump out which was $400 total.
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
If you are getting your septic pumped annually and using the same company, Free sounds about right. If you have used every company in town and you always left them holding the shit end of the stick, They can shove a bill so far up yer ass you'll need rooter router to get it out
Sounds like a good opportunity for a do it yourselfer and save a dollar.
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For a new house purchase 13 years ago in CT it was $400 for a 750 gal, then 10 years ago in CT it was $700 on a bigger system.
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Just had one done in NE CT. 425 without pumping which we had just done. Pumping was 250.
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The buyers of a home we sold in Hixson, TN two years ago paid $475. The inspection was performed by the same company when the property was sold to us, two years before that ($450 the first time).
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Had ours sucked out last fall. Still had a problem. Toilets wouldnt flush,sinks wouldn't drain etc. tried snaking, no dice. Finally grew tired of no shows to various plumbing companies and got the step ladder out and went in my self. I was able to reach into the pipe and scoop out this big waxy, gooey glob. Then the whole house let go all over me. Climbed out and jumped right in the river. It wasn't exactly fun but problem solved. Hope to never have to do it again. Chris
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post
Had ours sucked out last fall. Still had a problem. Toilets wouldnt flush,sinks wouldn't drain etc. tried snaking, no dice. Finally grew tired of no shows to various plumbing companies and got the step ladder out and went in my self. I was able to reach into the pipe and scoop out this big waxy, gooey glob. Then the whole house let go all over me. Climbed out and jumped right in the river. It wasn't exactly fun but problem solved. Hope to never have to do it again. Chris
That's the stuff of DIY legend right there.
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post
Had ours sucked out last fall. Still had a problem. Toilets wouldnt flush,sinks wouldn't drain etc. tried snaking, no dice. Finally grew tired of no shows to various plumbing companies and got the step ladder out and went in my self. I was able to reach into the pipe and scoop out this big waxy, gooey glob. Then the whole house let go all over me. Climbed out and jumped right in the river. It wasn't exactly fun but problem solved. Hope to never have to do it again. Chris
Same thing happened to me, but on my boat. I had a 4ft poop geyser for about 10 seconds. Year later still finding feces pieces.

My old house had a septic tank and I was lucky. Only pumped out once in 10 years. I think it was around $250.00. I had the lid replaced once too.
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Originally Posted by JCM 1420 View Post
That's the stuff of DIY legend right there.
Yup - standing ovation. I think he's my new hero.
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Its about $180 for a pump out down here. Usually do it twice a year because its cheap and keeps things moving. I had a slow drainfield once and the driver suggested pouring muratic acid down the pipe that leads to drainfield. Good Idea or bad? I just paid to have it water jetted.
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post
Had ours sucked out last fall. Still had a problem. Toilets wouldnt flush,sinks wouldn't drain etc. tried snaking, no dice. Finally grew tired of no shows to various plumbing companies and got the step ladder out and went in my self. I was able to reach into the pipe and scoop out this big waxy, gooey glob. Then the whole house let go all over me. Climbed out and jumped right in the river. It wasn't exactly fun but problem solved. Hope to never have to do it again. Chris
Impressive. Congratulations. I'd shake yer hand but ................
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Originally Posted by Knoxes View Post
Yup - standing ovation. I think he's my new hero.
Standing up wind is more like it! That is just nasty!

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