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Posted by Dennis Brathwaite on June 11th, 1998 08:45 AM

Recently I purchased a home in upstate New York Aug.'97.
I had the home inspected prior to purchase but what I
could not forsee was that the septic system was faulty
the inspector used a die to test the system but that test
is not valid. The septic has to be in use constantly for
that test to work. If the seller doesn't use the system for
a while it is dry and the two hours or so that the water
is running will not show on the surface. It was suggested
by the service I used to pump my tank that to test septic
systems you need dig it up and remove the cap, have it pumped
at the same time. The reason for my writing you is that
a friend on mine told me you had a new septic system
shown on your show. I need a new septic system and possibly
fields also. The septic system I own passed the inspectors
die test but is in such horrible shape (upon visual inspection)
it needs to be replaced, it actually suffered a collaspse and
one of the previous owners simply replaced the cap and
covered it up. All of the debris from the collaspe is in
the tank. So I need to know what is new in septic systems. Thanks!

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