Wells And Septic Systems / Edition 2

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Overview

Here's all the information you need to build a well or septic system yourself - and save a lot of time, money, and frustration. S. Blackwell Duncan has thoroughly revised and updated this second edition of Wells and Septic Systems to conform to current codes and requirements. He also has expanded this national bestseller to include new material on well and septic installation, water storage and distribution, water treatment, ecological considerations, and septic systems for problem building sites.

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A guide to building and maintaining a well or septic system, revised and updated to conform to current codes and requirements, and expanded to include new material on well and septic installation, water storage and distribution, water treatment, ecological considerations, and septic systems for problem building sites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830621361
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/1991
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 877,625
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Septic Systems
1 How Septic Tanks Work 3
2 The Percolation Test 10
3 Selecting a Tank 19
4 Tank Construction 39
5 Piping 55
6 Planning the septic system 63
7 Installing the System 81
Pt. 2 Water Wells
8 Groundwater 95
9 Water Quantity and Quality 103
10 Finding Water 119
11 Before You Dig or Drill 126
12 Driven Wells 131
13 Bored Wells 149
14 Jetted Wells 159
15 Dug Wells 171
16 Drilled Wells 185
17 Well Screens 197
18 Packing and Developing 213
19 Completing the Well 223
20 Water Treatment 229
21 Pumping, Distribution, and Storage 237
Glossary 253
Index 257
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2004

    MAINTENANCE OF WELLS & SEPTIC SYSTEMS

    Purchased this book to learn how to maintain my well and septic system since we know nothing about them. The book covers the building of them BUT NOTHING ON MAINTENANCE

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