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Old 09-03-2013, 03:34 PM
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Septic Tank Shutdowns

I know we have a couple of septic tank experts on this site so heres the question.


At my cottage I need to shut down the water system for the winter. Means we will not be adding fluid or anything else to the septic tank till spring.

What should I do with the septic tank over winter if not adding anything to it after October long weekend?

Thinking do nothing but remove the pump/filter. Would this be OK?????

Tank is a 1000 gal. , 2 chamber green fiberglass ball tank from Polywest with 2' man way. Buried in ground that is 96% sand so water table / lifting should not be an issue. Base of tank is buried 7 1/2 feet deep. In the tank is a 1/2hp pump pumping to a sand mound system. Man hole cover is at ground level.



Nothing needs to be done to the field as it is a sand mound that is self draining and poly line to the mound buried 6' with 1' of Styrofoam over it.
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I'm not a septic tank expert, but i have taken my fair share of chit latety so i feel I have the knowegdge to answar the question.... get it pumped out , leave a little in the for weight as it may lift in the spring, if the pump will freeze, pull it
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:24 PM
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What he said... leave around 1/4 full so it doesnt shift or pop-up

the honey truck should give good advice for the tank you have...
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I do alot of work at a campground that obviously shuts down for the winter. Last tank they added I heard the plumber tell them to remove the pumps for the winter but I know they never do and its never been a problem
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I'm not a septic tank expert, but i have taken my fair share of chit latety so i feel I have the knowegdge to answar the question.... get it pumped out , leave a little in the for weight as it may lift in the spring, if the pump will freeze, pull it
...........and all this time I thought you did not know shit !!..................
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As for that other stuff that flows down hill, I defer to Turd Burgler and Runner to keep my system clean and regular..........................

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