[Homestead] Does this idea stink?
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 24 15:01:45 EDT 2008
If you do fill it in , make sure you use , as was suggested below, rocks and dirt. I have seen the collapse of a 60 year old septic tank . If a honda accord had been sitting there it would have dissappeared. The thing hadn't been used in decades and was evidently filled with creosote posts. Thats all we found after the cave-in; slivers of creosote wood, and some old small junk, bottles, etc.....bobford
--- On Tue, 6/24/08, Warren <mogrits at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Warren <mogrits at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Does this idea stink?
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 12:15 PM
> No way. Concrete is porous, which means it is saturated with
> all sorts of
> pathogens. Also, the ground adjacent to the tank will hold
> the same nasties.
> Even if you could clean it initially, and somehow even
> sterilize it- the
> groundwater will force it's way back into the tank,
> recontaminating it. You
> will be better off to collapse the lid and backfill it with
> rubble, stones
> and dirt.
> You asked for opinions and that's mine
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