COMMUNITY FORUM

kmagel

01:39PM | 10/19/03
Member Since: 10/17/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I recently purchased a home in East Hampton, New York (Long Island). The house was built in the late 1970s. My wife asked me today whether we have a cesspool or septic tank/system. I have no idea. For the record, I see no problems right now (knock on wood) - no wet areas on my property, greener grass (no grass at all, actually), or bad smells. I'm just curious how I can tell what my sewage system is; is there a way I can tell from the pipes in my basement? Additionally, whatever I do have, what is the proper care of either?

devildog

06:05AM | 10/20/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
Did you have the house inspected prior to move in? That would have been one of the first things I wanted inspected! I have only had a septic tank and field. I am unaware what the cess pool consists of. Either way though you should be able to go to your county health department and pull a copy of the approved permit. I had to do this to find out where my tank was located.

I'm not sure if every county does this or not, but it is an easy place to start.

If this doesn't pan out, just call a septic service and tell them your dilemma. I'm sure they would come out with a metal rod and poke around to find your tank. It will probably be close to the house where the pipe exits the house (if it's a septic tank).

If you have a septic system you are probably past due to have it pumped.

Good luck,
Devildog

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Melt a rainbow of crayons with a hairdryer for a funky and fun pumpkin. Beforehand, try painting the pumpkin in a bright c... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1