Country Plumbing: Living with a Septic System

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After 25 years of installing and servicing septic tanks, the author "lifts the lid" off that miracle worker in your backyard and explains its workings with good humor and straight talk.

"...the best -and certainly the most entertaining- common sense guide we've seen to a universal rural problem: septic systems."--Mother Earth News

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Overview

After 25 years of installing and servicing septic tanks, the author "lifts the lid" off that miracle worker in your backyard and explains its workings with good humor and straight talk.

"...the best -and certainly the most entertaining- common sense guide we've seen to a universal rural problem: septic systems."--Mother Earth News

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Editorial Reviews

Argus-Champion
The book is extremely well written, and its 80 pages are filled with diagrams and some amusing illustrations by Bob Vogel.... You may find Country Plumbing to be the best read book in your library. Just be sure your friends who borrow it return it promptly.
Boston Globe
Laugh a little as you learn a lot about your backyard septic system.
Martin L. Johnson
This is a dynamite book. It should be owned and studied by every person who lives in the country. It is a practical and step-by-step guide through one of life's great crises-what to do when the drains don't work. It also describes how maintenance can prevent such a crisis. This book, written for the intelligent lay person living in the county, strips away the shrouds of mystery, superstition and misinformation that had obscured one of life's great realities; what happens to the water we live by once we are through with it.
Former Commissioner of Vermont Water Resources
Mother Earth News
...the best -and certainly the most entertaining- common sense guide we've seen to a universal rural problem: septic systems.
The Boston Globe
Laugh a little as you learn a lot about your backyard septic system.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780911469349
  • Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface                                          iii
CHAPTER 1
The Internet 1
CHAPTER 2
The Universal Problem 3
CHAPTER 3
Background 9
CHAPTER 4
Subsurface Disposal Systems 25
CHAPTER 5
The Distribution Box 33
CHAPTER 6
Other Problems 35
CHAPTER 7
The New Installation 57
CHAPTER 8
Commercial Tanks 67
CHAPTER 9
The Free Advice Department 69
CHAPTER 10
Summary 79
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