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Old 10-19-2018, 04:46 PM   #1
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Can you guys give me a recommendation for repairing or most likely replacing a conventional septic system? Iím guessing a replacement may need to be aerobic?

If aerobic do they have to be inspected yearly etc?

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Old 10-19-2018, 04:47 PM   #2
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Can you guys give me a recommendation for repairing or most likely replacing a conventional septic system? Iím guessing a replacement may need to be aerobic?

If aerobic do they have to be inspected yearly etc?

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Depends on county. Ours have to be aerobic and they are inspected every 6 months.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:58 PM   #3
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Depends on county. Ours have to be aerobic and they are inspected every 6 months.
I think this is pretty standard.
I'm looking at having to replace mine with an aerobic also. It is not compatible with this much rain!

Does anybody know if you can upgrade the existing tanks to an aerobic system?

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Old 10-19-2018, 05:20 PM   #4
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I think this is pretty standard.
I'm looking at having to replace mine with an aerobic also. It is not compatible with this much rain!

Does anybody know if you can upgrade the existing tanks to an aerobic system?
You MAY be able to convert your pump tank into an ATU provided it's big enough. Then you just get a new pump tank.

Aerobic systems must be maintained every 4 months by state code. Home owners are allowed to maintain their own systems.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:22 PM   #5
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I’ve used Ricky Bonds for two septic systems and have been please with both. Not sure if they service that area but they may

http://rickybonds.com/
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:28 PM   #6
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I think this is pretty standard.
I'm looking at having to replace mine with an aerobic also. It is not compatible with this much rain!

Does anybody know if you can upgrade the existing tanks to an aerobic system?

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I don't think so.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:44 PM   #7
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Iíve used Ricky Bonds for two septic systems and have been please with both. Not sure if they service that area but they may

http://rickybonds.com/
Thanks everyone for the information.

How much does a system run?
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:51 PM   #8
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You MAY be able to convert your pump tank into an ATU provided it's big enough. Then you just get a new pump tank.

Aerobic systems must be maintained every 4 months by state code. Home owners are allowed to maintain their own systems.
What is involved in maintaining them?

If you can still get a conventional system is that a better way to go?
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:03 PM   #9
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Several years ago, I had to replace my field line system with an aerobic and don't regret it. The system has worked almost flawlessly with the exception of a couple of sprayers, which are $20+/- at Lowe's/Homey Depot and easy to replace. The air pump had to have the diaphragm replaced once. My guy inspects our system 3 times a year and the contract to do so is $170 (and that is a deal around here).

The guy I used for install used the same 2-500 gallon tanks and added the pump tank.

No more stink or soft, wet areas.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:26 PM   #10
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Several years ago, I had to replace my field line system with an aerobic and don't regret it. The system has worked almost flawlessly with the exception of a couple of sprayers, which are $20+/- at Lowe's/Homey Depot and easy to replace. The air pump had to have the diaphragm replaced once. My guy inspects our system 3 times a year and the contract to do so is $170 (and that is a deal around here).

The guy I used for install used the same 2-500 gallon tanks and added the pump tank.

No more stink or soft, wet areas.
I also have 2 500 gallon tanks and this is what I was hoping to do.
Do mind sharing how much it cost??
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:36 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the information.

How much does a system run?
Ours was $8500.00 in Iowa for a conventional with sand filter.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:39 PM   #12
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Ricky bonds or AES septic. Probably going to have to crush the old system and install the new. Should be about $6500 but it all depends on the size system.

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Old 10-19-2018, 11:10 PM   #13
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If there is any way you can stay conventional I personally would.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:40 AM   #14
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Ricky bonds or AES septic. Probably going to have to crush the old system and install the new. Should be about $6500 but it all depends on the size system.

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This is in line with the price I paid. All the local guys were at least $1K higher
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:59 AM   #15
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Montgomery county is pretty strict on septic systems....if you can repair the existing and not have to pull a new permit with the county I would.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:20 AM   #16
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Each county/city is different on how septic systems are handled. I have had 1 conventional and 2 aerobic systems and prefer the aerobic. Maintaining is very easy just a sprinkler head every now and then if I run over one that didn't retract. I have had the tank pumped out once in 8 years but that depends on the size and usage. The aerator went out twice but with a 30 dollar kit fixed it in about an hour and no pump issues. You may need to add chlorine again depending on the waste water condition. here's a link with some info.
https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assistanc.../fyiossfs.html
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:50 AM   #17
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I also have 2 500 gallon tanks and this is what I was hoping to do.
Do mind sharing how much it cost??
Sorry for the delay, bud. Just checked back on this thread.

In 2000, mine was $4400 and the guy was a jack***, but the cheapest around here. I didn't keep him as the maintenance guy as I caught him/his son not doing the inspections as required. The guy I use now was a fellow officer in the PD and he chose to open his own business. The system is the one where I have to buy and drop in the tablets. The better system is to only add a gallon of cheap bleach every month or so. I just haven't had my guy change it over ($200 the last time he suggested it.)
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Sorry for the delay, bud. Just checked back on this thread.

In 2000, mine was $4400 and the guy was a jack***, but the cheapest around here. I didn't keep him as the maintenance guy as I caught him/his son not doing the inspections as required. The guy I use now was a fellow officer in the PD and he chose to open his own business. The system is the one where I have to buy and drop in the tablets. The better system is to only add a gallon of cheap bleach every month or so. I just haven't had my guy change it over ($200 the last time he suggested it.)
Thanks for the info!
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Everything in Williamson County has been quoted 12-15K.
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