I want to add a new toilet line to my septic

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  1. Wayne67vert

    Wayne67vert In the Trades

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    tank. The new line is coming from a 90 degree angle from the inlet pipe. Is it okay to just drill the side of the septic tank and insert the new line? The tank is currently used only by the kitchen.
    Thanks for any and all replies.
    Wayne
     
  2. Redwood

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    Maybe... Maybe not... It depends on the configuration of the inlet baffle in the tank.
     
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  4. Wayne67vert

    Wayne67vert In the Trades

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    I understand the baffles, so if I drill into the side closest

    to the end where the inlet pipe attaches am I going to create any unforseen problems?
    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  5. Redwood

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    Does the baffle extend the width of the tank? Not all do!
     
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    Ralph's a nice touch. Who's got Ron Paul?
     
  7. Wayne67vert

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    The tank is 40+ years old and made of concrete. So do I just open the access lid to check for how wide the baffle is?
    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  8. Redwood

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    You would need to open the end where the inlet baffle is. Any line cut into the tank would have to be on the right side of the baffle. If it is a small drawer type baffle the inlet would have to wye into the line.
     
  9. Redwood

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    I thought he dropped out of the running...

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    Hey, you guys, stick

    to the subject at hand. :eek:
     
  11. hj

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    tank

    The baffle is usually a cast in place "tube". You normally have to connect to the existing pipe before it enters the tank.
     
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