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Old 02-08-2016, 07:07   #31
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He said that as evidence the vent isn't blocked, leaving it unclear whether he meant that the pumpout line filled up or the tank. I guess we'll never know which, 'cuz he seems to have departed the thread.

Yes its the pipe that we use for pumpout that fill fast so i guess as tsome member say its this on that is clog maybe it touch the bottom of the tank
i will check if i can pull it up

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So there are TWO dip tubes? One for pump out and another for the macerator?
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:48   #33
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Re: Septic tank question

The typical installation is just one with a tee or y-valve. But there can be two discharge ports with pickup tubes...in fact it's my favorite way to do it 'cuz it eliminates the y-valve.
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Only way I think I would do a dip tube would be out of PVC, and it screwed into the tank so it's removable, like a fuel tank one is, that way I'd never need to remove it.

So, how do you break up a hard layer of sludge at the bottom of the tank? I'd assume it would have to be done mechanically, high pressure water, snake or the like, or is there some kind of chemical that would do it?
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Re: Septic tank question

fabrik, you don't mention if the water in the pump out tube eventually drains into the tank or not.

One thing you could try is to drain the pump out tube (unless it drains itself), then pour in some strong detergent (non sudsing laundry detergent works) then pour in some very hot water. Let sit. Repeat if necessary. If you get your tank pump out working and pump out the tank then repeat the above treatment and let sit for a few days. Hopefully this will break up the sludge.
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Maybe you are right--in which case he should try to unblock the pipe by forcing water in from the pumpout fitting side--take a water hose, cut the male end fitting off, turn the water on full blast, and try to shove the hose down the pumpout tube. A bit messy, but better than the alternatives.
Best to wear goggles if deploying your method.
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I have a mental picture of a s--t guyser ! Oh, the brown plume!
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