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My house is brick with con. slab. 3months ago my brother

My house is brick with con. slab. 3months ago my brother installed some matt insulation in my garage attic. Ever since I keeping hearing a popping/flapping noise in my attic that changes ares from hallway to my master bath? I have found nothing else wrong. I do a well and a septic tank with normal PSI of 40-60 and my septic was just pumped and no problems noted. I am wandering if maybe my brother coveted some kind of vent? I just put my house on the market 10 days and it has already been sold. I am just afraid to not disclose this popping noise. Thanks You

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I want to put an 18'x36" above ground pool in my back yard

I want to put an 18'x36" above ground pool in my back yard but am not sure where my leachfield is. will this cause a problem?JA: Sometimes pool issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Pool Technician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: I want to place it about 20' from my septic tankJA: Anything else I can tell the Pool Technician before I connect you two?Customer: thats itJA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Pool Technician about your situation and connect you two.

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Had a small tremor here last year [about 30 seconds] and

had a small tremor here last year [about 30 seconds] and apparently our house must have dropped some...reason I say this is because the concrete block where our sewer pipe goes out to septic tank mashed down on sewer pipe and cracked it...sewer backed up into basement...we ended up having to fix that, and now I've noticed that we are having some cracking on some walls...mostly at the top where wall and ceiling meet...I need some info on what I need to do to repair and what is actually going on...thanks

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Eddie

Home Improvement Contractor and Repairs

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Our painter washed s rollers and brushes down our drain and

Our painter washed his rollers and brushes down our drain and into the septic tank. Now my shower is backing up. What can I do

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Rick

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I installed a new bathroom that is only slightly above the

I installed a new bathroom that is only slightly above the septic line out of the home. As such, I installed a macerator to pump the sink, shower, and toilet waste to the septic line.I am now experiencing backups into laundry utility sink and gurgling in the original bathroom toilet and sink as well as kitchen sink.The macerator pumps directly into the 3inch sewer line going out of the house. I have vented the macerator, kitchen sink, other bathroom sink, utility sink, and the outside sewer line.The macerator outputs into a 1.5 inch PVC for about 25 feet to the sewer line.Why do you think I am getting the backups and gurgling?

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Rick

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I have a sewer smell appearing in the cabinet below

I have a sewer smell appearing in the cabinet below our kitchen sink - moreso when it rains. This location is above the place in the basement where the drains go thorugh the wall to the septic tank. How can I stop it?

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Martin

Electrical engineer

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PA** Investor-rehabber "A" did a well and septic test on a

**PA** Investor-rehabber "A" did a well and septic test on a foreclosed property that has been sitting vacant for some years. The septic passed, and while there was no presence of e coli in the well sample, there was presence of coliform bacteria. Doesthis mean the well is contaminated and need to be redrilled? Or, would a less costlier option take care of the problem -- eg, installing a UV radiator? Or perhaps, since the well sample was taken soon after the plumbing was dewinterized, perhaps flushing thesystem out more would take care of the coliform bacteria? Also, is there a requirement that wells must be a certain distance away from the septic system -- the septic and well are right now about 30 feet apart. So if the recommendation is to install a UV machineand the well needs to be redistanced anyway then maybe it would be more efficient to redistance the well.

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Rick

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Smelling sewer in our house especially when furnace is on.

Smelling sewer in our house especially when furnace is on. we have always had a little problem in this house with smelling what seems to be the septic tank, we have had some of the sewer flies/gnats at times coming up from the drains. this winter the smell is really bad, and I noticed when I am down in the basement I can really smell it strong when the furnace kicks in, we notice it from the heating vents, what would be going on and what can I do to alleviate this, i need some short term fixe/advice as well as what to do to fix it right? Thanks

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I bought a 100 yr old home that has a septic tank in Maine,

I bought a 100 yr old home that has a septic tank in Maine, I know there is sewer in the area. Is it expensive to switch to sewer, is keeping the septic tank perfectly fine or would sewer be better? If I switched do you need to remove the tank in the yard, if so is that costly?

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