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How to get a septic tank into the woods

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: How to get a septic tank into the woods  Reply with quote

Ok.  This is just an excuse to post a funny photo:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's some "bong"          
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have gone for the other type that are the shape of an oil tank.

Much less digging to put it in as you dont need to go as deep. Plus the hole can be more efficient as its hard to dig a round hole with a digger.

Did one for someone last year & the hole was just 200 mm bigger all round for the stabilised sand back fill.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Border wrote:
That's some "bong"          



Maybe is it a group thing       Never seen septic tank that shape here
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
Border wrote:
That's some "bong"          



Maybe is it a group thing       Never seen septic tank that shape here


You'd need a big group.  It's 4600 litres!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justme wrote:
You should have gone for the other type that are the shape of an oil tank.

Much less digging to put it in as you dont need to go as deep. Plus the hole can be more efficient as its hard to dig a round hole with a digger.

Did one for someone last year & the hole was just 200 mm bigger all round for the stabilised sand back fill.


We need a reasonable gap around it as it's got to be concreted in and it was very cheap compared to an equivalent low-profile model.  Also digger is on site to dig out reed bed and compared to that the septic tank is a tiny job.  Overall it's swings and roundabouts.  You have a fair point though.

(don't think that a low-profile one would have sat in the quad trailer so neatly.)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go down in the woods today.    
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting can we have some photos of it going in and things, yes it does sit well on trailer


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