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Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 12 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
The civil engineering friends have been round and the general gist is that its the outflow that's blocked. They are now drinking cider mulling over the problem.................

not going to get done in the near future then..........

Or it may be cleared using a controlled explosion and natural jetwash...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 12 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didnt let them drink that much...........it was only 2pm.....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 12 5:11 pm    Post subject: Soakaway at the end of its life. Reply with quote

Septic tank soakaways don't live forever. If yours is from 1977, it has done remarkably well to last so long. You can't mend them either - all the rodding and jetting in the world won't help.
See this page for a good explantaion of your problem.

Replacing soakaways makes up a good part of my business, but as your tank is so old, you would probably be better off replacing it with a sewage treatment plant, especially if you have a ditch to put the water into.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 16 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As John said they don't live forever and has done to last this long, I had a similar problem but these guys helped: https://mpcservices.co.uk/contacts

Good Luck!

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