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SEPTIC INSPECTION & TEST GUIDE
SEPTIC LIFE EXPECTANCY
SEPTIC SUPPLIES & PARTS
SEPTIC SYSTEM DESIGN ALTERNATIVES
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SEPTIC SYSTEMS, HOME BUYERS GUIDE to
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SEPTIC TREATMENTS & CHEMICALS
SEWAGE BACKUP PREVENTION
SEWAGE EJECTOR / GRINDER PUMPS
SEWER GAS ODORS
SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT
SINKHOLES, WARNING SIGNS
SOAKAWAY BED FAILURE DIAGNOSIS
SULPHUR & SEWER GAS SMELL SOURCES
TOILETS, INSPECT, INSTALL, REPAIR
TRAPS on PLUMBING FIXTURES
TREATMENTS & CHEMICALS, SEPTIC
VIDEO GUIDES: Septic Videos
WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES
WATER SOFTENERS & CONDITIONERS
WATER SUPPLY & DRAIN PIPING
WATER, WELLS, WATER TANKS: TESTING GUIDE
WASHING MACHINES & SEPTIC SYSTEMS
WASTEWATER TREATMENT BASICS
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
How to open the septic tank. Septic tank cleanout or cover location, access, opening procedures. We describe some things to check before opening the septic tank, such as subsidence, evidence of recent work, or unsafe septic tank covers.
Then we illustrate how the septic tank cover or access port cover is removed. We explain why the best way to clean a septic tank is to pump out through a central manhole-sized cover, not an 8" cleanout port and not through the inlet or outlet baffle.
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Inspection Points Before Removing a Septic Tank Cover
A Photographic Guide to Pumping a Septic Tank
This septic tank pumpout article series provides a step by step, photo-illustrated guide to opening, pumping, and inspecting septic tanks, how a conventional septic tank is located, opened, pumped out, cleaned, and inspected.
This guideline is intended for septic pumping tank truck operators and as general information for homeowners or septic service companies concerned with septic system care.
The septic tank should be cleaned from a cleanout port - usually located in the center of the tank.
In this example we knew from prior work, the measurements to the exact location of the septic tank cleanout cover.
The photo shows the septic tank cleanout port which we found and excavated to prepare for opening the septic tank. The cover is about to be removed using a wrecking bar.
Note that we excavated far enough back from the tank opening itself that when we remove the cover we won't have a lot of dirt falling into the septic tank.
Continue reading at: INSPECT the SEPTIC TANK BEFORE PUMPING
Below at in the form of individual detailed articles are the Steps in Septic Tank Cleaning Procedure in the order that they should be performed
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