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R Parian
Post     Subject: Install septic tank and drain field - plumbing.wood.septic PEP BB

I believe duplication is allowed in this Plumbing Wood category and I have now installed a second septic tank and a second drain field.  In this case, both were replacements of existing failed systems, and they are two separate systems (replaced the tank at the rental and replaced the drain field at the south restroom).  The failed septic tank was a 400 gallon single compartment corrugated steel tank that had rusted through and was acting more like a drain field than a septic tank.  I replaced it with a 1250 gallon two compartment concrete tank that was less than one year old that I recovered from a demolition site and hired the original manufacturer to move for me.  The drain field was a replacement for an existing drain field that either I couldn't find or never really existed.  A new 1000 gallon two compartment septic tank had already been placed by the previous owner, but never backfilled or hooked up, so I installed a new drain field and hooked it up to the tank and connected the new tank to the building.
R Parian
Post     Subject: Install septic tank and drain field - plumbing.wood.septic PEP BB

Here I am installing my septic tank and drain field near the goat barn.
Mike Haasl
Post     Subject: Install septic tank and drain field - plumbing.wood.septic PEP BB

This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will install a conventional septic tank and drain field.  There are several types of tanks and drain fields that may be allowed in your area, just do one that is appropriate for your site.

Here's how to do it:


Minimum requirements to get this BB:
  - septic tank at least 500 gallons
  - drain field
  - connected to house/structure

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - the site before you start work
  - septic hole dug
  - tank in place
  - leach field excavated
  - leach field installed
  - piping connected
  - backfilled and done