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Anyone else have a grinder pump for their sewer?


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I do. And it didn't work this weekend. Fn nasty.

 

This wouldn't be cheap to fix if I called someone. The wife just started taking night classes, so we're a bit low on funds. Had to try and fix this myself.

 

Found that one of the plugs apparently wasn't too watertight, and it burnt out. I had about 3 feet of wire to work with inside the tank, so I had to hang over the side for awhile refitting a new plug, all the while hoping I didn't drop anything important. Dirtiest, smelliest job I've ever worked on.

 

Next house is gonna have a sand mound!

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I do. And it didn't work this weekend. Fn nasty.

 

This wouldn't be cheap to fix if I called someone. The wife just started taking night classes, so we're a bit low on funds. Had to try and fix this myself.

 

Found that one of the plugs apparently wasn't too watertight, and it burnt out. I had about 3 feet of wire to work with inside the tank, so I had to hang over the side for awhile refitting a new plug, all the while hoping I didn't drop anything important. Dirtiest, smelliest job I've ever worked on.

 

Next house is gonna have a sand mound!

 

 

You'll need a pump for the sand mound as well. Although it shouldn't be a grinder pump as you don't want solids pumped into the bed, as it will blind the sand. DEP then requires the entire bed to be re-built. Probably about $6-8k. If you have a mound, or other sub-surface disposal system, the best thing that you can do for it is pump your septic tank at the correct intervals. Usually every few years. Replacing any sewage pump isn't fun. Did mine last year. :D

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I do. And it didn't work this weekend. Fn nasty.

 

This wouldn't be cheap to fix if I called someone. The wife just started taking night classes, so we're a bit low on funds. Had to try and fix this myself.

 

Found that one of the plugs apparently wasn't too watertight, and it burnt out. I had about 3 feet of wire to work with inside the tank, so I had to hang over the side for awhile refitting a new plug, all the while hoping I didn't drop anything important. Dirtiest, smelliest job I've ever worked on.

 

Next house is gonna have a sand mound!

 

 

I am contemplating installing a macerating toilet in a new bathroom to take advantage of a grey water drain nearby, but may have to look at it again. Think what happens when the thing fails is a worthy consideration... :D

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