Re: A different kind of septic system
Posted by More on October 15, 19100 at 00:36:35:
In response to Re: A different kind of septic system
: I am looking at buying an old (1920s) farmhouse. Under the septic system information, it says that it is not a field or bed but a ?fingeris? septic. I'm not sure if this is the correct spelling because it is handwritten. Could you explain what kind of system this is? I cannot find any information. I would greatly appreciate it.
: Thanks.

The referral is toward not one leach line, but several such as the fingers on a hand. This is usually installed where the property does not allow the length of one septic tank and one long leach line. Usually the health department requires a minimum of fifty feet per leach line "finger" and in special conditions the fingers are allowed to be fatter and shorter. It is pretty unlikely that the 1920's house has the original septic tank and leach line. In the 20's there weren't machines to dig the holes and trenches, so the septic tanks and disposal fields were dug by hand with pick and shovel. Want more info? e-mail me at

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