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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    so my wife and I have been at each other's throats over the type of toilet paper that you need to use with a septic tank.

    I was told by a 30 year vet crap tank pumper that you have to use the cheapest, most nasty, gas station TP made, or it will clog your system to fast. And our system had a certain type of tank that had a half wall by the inlet, that will catch the good stuff to fast.

    Are there any crap pumpers on this site?
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tell your wife to buy the softest cushioned aloe infused buttwipe that her little heart desires.
    Budget to have the tank pumped as needed.

    Seriously---that is the ONLY solution with a desirable long term outcome.
     
  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Hell no!
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This nifty little trick will solve all of your septic tank problems.

     
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  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Good heavens.
    And I think he was serious.
    I know guys that just whipped there butts in the Asia with there three fingers.
    Missionaries.
     
  6. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Poop down the toilet. And TP in the trash. Just like Mexico, and Brazil. :s0140:
     
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  7. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    We had some do that years ago at a place I used to work at:eek:
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Problem that I found in Mexico was no toilet paper, especially in the restaurants.
    You felt lucky if you found a toilet seat!
     
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  9. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I buy nice soft toilet paper, tough luck for the septic tank. The house is 10 years old and the tank hasnt needed pumped yet so I'm thinking it's not that big of an issue. Comfort wins this one.
     
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  10. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    @tim007
    Tim - any input on this? I figure as a plumber you see enough of this to provide some insight...

    Our septic system is about 15 years old now and hasn't needed pumping yet with no consideration for paper selection and who knows how many inappropriate things flushed between visitors and the wife not realizing we were on septic for a year or two.
     
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  11. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I've been warned that one of the worst things on the drain lines is crappy laundry soap. The fat in the soap cloges the drain ends.
    That gets more expensive than pumping a poop tank
     
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  12. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    xisbob
    Are you saying you don't have any tissue issue . . .

    Sheldon
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I was driving behind this guy today, do you know him?

    :D

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  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Naw, he uses spread sheets. :p
     
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  15. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    We live on a hill, so it all runs down anyway :D
     
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  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    There IS a way to roll that back up the hill.... o_O
     
  17. 7footjumper

    7footjumper North Bend, WA New Member

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    My septic installer said Kirkland Signature is a good one for septic systems, but I may have a better first-tank solution. The scary thing on mine is the Orenco filter... Think a huge pleated filter like in you truck only it's for septic ....
     
  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I sure there are guys here that know their crap or are full of it:D.

    Might buy the same paper they use in travel trailers and motor homes that is biodegradeable.o_O Plus use chemical that help the process along.
     
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  19. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have had my septic tank pumped twice in 27 years, and not in the last 15, but we have 7 less people on it in that time frame as well. Used to have some leach field problems on the liquid side, but a quick trencher run and some new pipe and back fill rock took care of that. All permitted of course. :eek:

    My wife uses what ever the hell she wants to buy. What I think is of no concern, and I could care less, and engaging in a " discussion" with my wife over the merits of toilet paper is not worth the time. When the tank needs pumping again, I will call up the septic service and have it done.
     
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  20. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Crap pumpers? Try the governor's office or the Oregon legislature . . .

    Sheldon