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    I am wanting to put in a septic tank at my kennels and ask a septic tank person about it and he told me dog waste will not break down in a septic tank.What do you guys use for your kennels ?

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    I use a plastic 50 gallon drum buried with a 4 inch pvc pipe dropping into it from a drain off of a trough on the back of my runs. I pour the septic powder into it once per month and it has worked fine for 3+ dogs for 3 years now. I need to use a wet vac to suck out the hair but its working fine.

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    I would go ahead and put in a normal Septic tank, with a drain field. Use a screen to minimize the dog hair and be prepared to pump the tank out once every 7-8 years.

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    achiro,
    Do you have a leach line coming off the drum or is the drum just perforated with a gravel bed underneath?
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    Thanks guys for the info.The way this guy told me it sounded like I would have to pump it out once a year.If its only every 7 to 8 years then im going to go with the septic tank.

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    Only time you have to pump it is when it's FULL of poop.

    $100 or so to pump it every 7-8 years ain't bad.

    I've also been told that a pack of regular kitchen yeast chunked in there maybe once a year will help. Don't know that for a fact but it don't cost much to try it!!!!!

    You might want to get the second tank for the over flow water until the Primary tank fills with waste. Primary tank is the only one that needs pumping.

    Had a septic system for about thirty years and think I've had it pumped twice, maybe three times. But I also have a large drain field.

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    Jerry wrote:

    Had a septic system for about thirty years and think I've had it pumped twice, maybe three times. But I also have a large drain field.
    As full of sh*t as you are I would think you would have it pumped every 5 minuets.

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    I just asked a friend of mine that works for a septic company and he said they suggest a pack of yeast in it every 3-4 weeks.You can buy a box of packets of yeast at the grocery store for like 5-10 dollars.He said having it cleaned the first time after about 2 years just to see how much you used in that first 2 years then gauge from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W Knight
    Jerry wrote:

    Had a septic system for about thirty years and think I've had it pumped twice, maybe three times. But I also have a large drain field.
    As full of sh*t as you are I would think you would have it pumped every 5 minuets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry
    You might want to get the second tank for the over flow water until the Primary tank fills with waste. Primary tank is the only one that needs pumping.
    When you get it pumped you should have both tanks cleaned out. The main tank is your primary settling tank and the second tank gets the remaining particles in the water.

    After you have the tank cleaned out that is when you want to add the yeast or septic powder from the store to help get the tank working again(and by working I mean biologicaly) and then add a packet every couple months if you don't use very much chlorine to disinfect the runs. If you use alot of chlorine then you should add the packets more often.

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