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Nov 30, 2013, 09:44 PM
grampa john
grampa john
hi everybody hope all had good turkey day my problem is that 3/4 of my concrete septic tank lid has fallen into tank where do i find a relacement i would prefer some thing def from concrete if possible thanks
Nov 30, 2013, 10:11 PM
drove over it did ya?
2 choices i see, call a septic compnany and get them to winch out the old and replace with new
or, do it your self,,,rent a 4" mud pump, pump the tank dry, get the old out.
build a form for a new one using timbers or blocks to hold it up till poured, after it cures, knock out the timbers

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install you of these in your new lid, doesnt have to be this one, but a man hole is nice for maintaince
ck local plumbing store..
i have seen plywood used for lids, corgated metal, pallets with a tarp. you name it. if you do it right, no problems latter

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Dec 01, 2013, 12:25 PM
I'd just make a new one out of concrete. It would take a bag or two of concrete mix, a couple of pieces of 2' rebar, and some forms made from 2x4's. Depending on the size you might be able to get by with a 2x2 concrete patio tile.

As far as getting the broken piece out, that it a job for the next time the tank is pumped out. Which now might be a good time to do it anyway. DIY pumping not recommended and very likely illegal. You need to be licensed to do it, and have a tank to pump it into and the ability to haul said tank to a licensed disposal area, typically a sewage treatment plant.

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Dec 01, 2013, 03:34 PM
I think whatever we advise here depends on the phrase "3/4 of my septic tank lid" and what it actually means. Could be the 2' x 2' access hatch or it could be the entire top lid.

I'm betting on the entire lid as anything that would take out the either part of the top of the tank would need to be something big like a vehicle.

But, until grandpa verifies, hard to say what to do.

Dec 05, 2013, 04:33 AM
Frodo gonna let us know how your lid is? mine is 8'x6' x4" thick
i use a back hoe to move it around
need a man hole init,,,oh well add it to the list

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Dec 19, 2013, 02:18 PM
grampa john
hi thanks for response the whole top of tank gave way tank 30 yrs ol