- The bear is believed to have been feeding on some farm chickens when it accidentally fell into the septic tank and was unable to get out. Rescuers then partially dug out the tank and used a hammer attached to an excavator to bust a hole through the side of the tank to free the bear. The bear was clearly not pleased with all of the hammering.
Do animals live in septic tanks?
The straightforward answer is No! Septic tanks may be able to house your wastes. But it’s not such an ideal place for snakes to live. But have this in mind.
How do I protect my septic tank?
- Regularly inspect and maintain your septic system.
- Pump your septic tank as needed.
- Keep your septic tank lids closed and secured.
- Be water-wise.
- Direct water from land and roof drains away from the drainfield.
- Landscape with love.
- Keep septic tank lids easily accessible.
Should you cover your septic tank?
You should cover your tank up with something that can be easily moved when you need to move it. Animals Need to Stay Away from Your Septic Tank System: Keep animals away from your septic system. It is not a good idea to grow a vegetable garden to cover up your septic tank pumping system though.
Has anyone ever died in a septic tank?
In February 2014, a Fruitland Park, Florida, autopsy revealed drowning as the cause of death for a two-year-old after she fell into a tank. In June of 2014, a boy died after plunging into an uncovered septic system in Arizona. Someone saw him fall and ran to his aid immediately, but the child drowned.
What happens if you never pump your septic tank?
What Are the Consequences of Not Pumping Your Tank? If the tank is not pumped, the solids will build up in the tank and the holding capacity of the tank will be diminished. Eventually, the solids will reach the pipe that feeds into the drain field, causing a clog. Waste water backing up into the house.
What animals live in septic tank?
Bacteria, algae, protozoa, fungi, rotifers, and nematodes are all present in a typical septic system.
What are the signs that your septic tank is full?
Here are some of the most common warning signs that you have a full septic tank:
- Your Drains Are Taking Forever.
- Standing Water Over Your Septic Tank.
- Bad Smells Coming From Your Yard.
- You Hear Gurgling Water.
- You Have A Sewage Backup.
- How often should you empty your septic tank?
Are long showers bad for septic systems?
Washing frequent, small loads of laundry or taking exceptionally long showers every day is all it takes to overload your septic system with too much water. The primary treatment tank needs time to break up solids before partly-treated water can enter the drain field.
What toilet paper is bad for septic tanks?
Absorbency. Thicker toilet papers tend to be more absorbent, but they can do a number on a sensitive septic system. It’s best to avoid ultra-plush papers that resemble a paper towel more than a toilet paper—these toilet paper types can have trouble dissolving.
How long do septic tanks last?
A septic system’s lifespan should be anywhere from 15 to 40 years. How long the system lasts depends on a number of factors, including construction material, soil acidity, water table, maintenance practices, and several others.
Can you put a greenhouse over a septic field?
A greenhouse can be erected on a septic field to grow certain types of plants. The greenhouse should not have permanent foundations, which could easily damage the septic system. Do not plant directly into the ground over a septic field, as the plants could absorb contaminants released by the system.
Can I pour concrete over my septic tank?
It is never recommended to build a structure over any portion of your septic system. No permanent structures should be built over any portion of the system, but at least in this case the homeowner can pump out their septic tank.
What happens when someone falls into a septic tank?
Falling into a septic tank or cesspool is likely to lead to rapid asphyxiation from methane and in cases of collapse, there is risk of becoming buried.
Can people fall into septic?
Never, ever, lean over into a septic tank as you could quite easily fall into the opening or even become overwhelmed by the gases, causing you to fall in. Ventilation is essential due to the gases produced by the decomposing organic matter.
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|Three weeks ago my next door neighbor called me over to look at her septic system. The night before a bear had knocked off the inspection/service pipe and then proceeded to defecate only millimeters from the hole. I (jokingly) told her not to worry; the bear was obviously potty trained – but has to work on it’s aim.The inspection pipe was not damaged – just knocked off.Since then I have heard of bears digging up septic lines in another community not too far away.So, I am asking, is this normal? Have others had problems with bears around their septic systems? What attracts bears to our septic systems – grease, fish worms or our excrement?I also had a bear remove one piece of wood off the roof of our duck’s house. It did not get in. We have sitting ducks in that house. We presume that the bear was after the eggs or our ducks.|
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|Quote:Originally Posted byJeff MeltzerUnbelievable! I want to see bears digging up septic lines in person. What a nice article!Years ago porcupines were the destroyers of outhouses. They would chew up all the boards for the salt in our urine or possibly other mineral deposits. Wildlife has a nose for the minerals and salt that they need. Deer will dig holes in the ground where people put out these super mineral licks.There is no article on this bear thing. I saw my neighbors septic and I heard (hearsay) about other septic problems. I am curious if anybody else has heard of similar problems or behavior?|
|Quote:Originally Posted byfisheyeThree weeks ago my next door neighbor called me over to look at her septic system. The night before a bear had knocked off the inspection/service pipe and then proceeded to defecate only millimeters from the hole. I (jokingly) told her not to worry; the bear was obviously potty trained – but has to work on it’s aim.The inspection pipe was not damaged – just knocked off. Since then I have heard of bears digging up septic lines in another community not too far away. So, I am asking, is this normal? Have others had problems with bears around their septic systems? What attracts bears to our septic systems – grease, fish worms or our excrement? I also had a bear remove one piece of wood off the roof of our duck’s house. It did not get in. We have sitting ducks in that house. We presume that the bear was after the eggs or our ducks.As far as I know, bears in general eat wild berries, of course honey and they like garbage.I use to live in Northern Maine and the Black Bears up there didn’t come around the smaller towns like they do here in CT and as I see in PA as well. It could very well be that there is a “garbage smell” that is attracting them to the septic lines. Last week, over towards Southington, Ct. a woman was out weeding her gardens, went inside for a break and when she looked out, there was a bear in her yard not too far from where she was working.It was a black bear and they normally are not aggressive, unless you get between them and a cub then you might have a serious issue.If you do see one, make a loud noise or bang on a pot or pan and they most of the time will run. I do believe that the black bear population is expanding here in CT. I don’t recall as a child any black bear being around in this area.Now, they seem to be migrating from up North down this way. I truly hope that people don’t start shooting them.black bear are not harmful; mostly curious.|
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|Quote:Originally Posted byPammydAs far as I know, bears in general eat wild berries, of course honey and they like garbage.I use to live in Northern Maine and the Black Bears up there didn’t come around the smaller towns like they do here in CT and as I see in PA as well. It could very well be that there is a “garbage smell” that is attracting them to the septic lines. Last week, over towards Southington, Ct. a woman was out weeding her gardens, went inside for a break and when she looked out, there was a bear in her yard not too far from where she was working.It was a black bear and they normally are not aggressive, unless you get between them and a cub then you might have a serious issue.If you do see one, make a loud noise or bang on a pot or pan and they most of the time will run. I do believe that the black bear population is expanding here in CT. I don’t recall as a child any black bear being around in this area.Now, they seem to be migrating from up North down this way. I truly hope that people don’t start shooting them.black bear are not harmful; mostly curious.If people feed them or if the bears get too destructive; our State will capture and relocate the animal two times. The first time they will put a tag in one ear and the second time they tag the other ear. The third time they will euthanize the bear. No one is doing bears a favor by feeding them and it’s against the law in our State.We are seeing more bear here in Northeastern PA than we saw twenty or thirty years ago. This year my wife and I only spotted one cub in our backyard. But; we have had signs of the larger (probably mother). The cub did not rip the board off the roof of the one small duck house. There were large, muddy, paw prints on the roof.Part of the reason that I think we are seeing more is that there are fewer hunters every year. There is also less ground to hunt. Bear are smart and are adapting to living closer to humans.|
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|You figure bears will very happily eat the most decayed disgusting dead animals they come across, so why should a septic system deter them?|
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|Quote:Originally Posted bybrokencrayolaYou figure bears will very happily eat the most decayed disgusting dead animals they come across, so why should a septic system deter them?I am not sure if the bears do not smell the fat. Some of us do put more kitchen fat down the drain pipes than others. The fat tends to accumulate around baffles and in stagnate pipes. Broken pipes and vents might allow the bears to sense the presence of the fat?But this is just speculation.I was hoping on more information/input to back up my thoughts and limited information.|
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|I think your bears are just tired of goin’ in the woods.or they’re just fed up with people using that old line about bears in the woods.|
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|Quote:Originally Posted byjackmichiganI think your bears are just tired of goin’ in the woods.or they’re just fed up with people using that old line about bears in the woods.You could be right! Or; perhaps they have been working for Charmin too long and are now domesticated?|
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|AnnMember||Posted: 20 Nov 2012 17:04ReplyWe are having problems this year with black bears doing the usual things (tearing down feeders, dumping garbage cans, etc.) near my cabin in central Pennsylvania. But recently they have started flipping the lids off of septic tanks – not just the green plastic lids but also concrete ones. Has anyone else heard of this? Maybe the lids resemble garbage can lids to a bear? If so you’d think that one sniff would convince them them to look elsewhere for food. But a neighbor says they have flipped his lids multiple times.We are thinking of putting big rocks on them with a tractor, but that wouldmake the systems hard to maintain. And we have already seen huge rocks flipped by bears looking for grubs.I got an air horn and some bear spray in case I run into one outside at night. I’ve had one come up onto my porch in the past.|
|trollbridgeMember||Posted: 20 Nov 2012 17:14ReplyIck! Hope they don’t fall in and require rescuing! Sounds strange to me. Good luck-how long til they hibernate out there? Maybe by spring they will have forgotten all about the lids|
|AnnMember||Posted: 20 Nov 2012 17:28ReplyHopefully they’ll hibernate in December, as soon as it gets cold enough. But sometimes they come out of hibernation during warmer spells.My cabin is on about 400 wooded acres owned by family near Gettysburg. But the land is surrounded by apple orchards and fields with standing corn that are attracting the bears. Originally they probably came from state forest a few miles away. We suspect based on sightings and wildlife cameras that there are as many as nine. We are regularly are seeing four bears together – a sow with two young cubs and a yearling cub. The cubs are learning these tricks from mom.I like them but not the damage they are doing.|
|toyota_mdt_techMember||Posted: 20 Nov 2012 18:15ReplyAnn, hunger, food shortage, early snow? They needs some reserve build up before hibernation.|
|hattieMember||Posted: 20 Nov 2012 19:12ReplyQuoting: AnnBut recently they have started flipping the lids off of septic tanks – not just the green plastic lids but also concrete ones.I’ve never heard of a septic lid not being underground.Out here (in Canada) our septic lids are below ground and when the tanks need emptying we have to dig them out first to remove the lids.Most people just put sand over the lid and then a concrete slab to mark where it is.I’ve never heard of a bear goingafter this type of system.Our septic lids are about a foot below ground.A hungry bear will go after anything that smells.They have an incredible sense of smell and if they think there might be food there, they will try to get it (especially before hibernation).|
|AnnMember||Posted: 20 Nov 2012 19:28ReplyOur tank lids are a few inches above ground. My system actually has five.There is a four-day bear hunting season underway this week but we are not hunting them on our property. Getting one would be almost too easy and unfair, since we have inadvertently attracted them through human activity. Deer season starts next week, which probably will scare the bears into hiding for a while.Next spring maybe we should try to scare them away – they are getting too habituated to humans.|
|PA_BoundMember||Posted: 21 Nov 2012 08:26ReplyAnn. I live just down Route 15 from Gettysburg, in Frederick Co., Maryland.Living in this area I’ve heard a bunch of bear stories, but flipping septic tank lids is a new one.I’m thinking Hattie is on to something howerver, in that while I know those lids are pretty tight to prevent odors from reaching a human nose I’m not sure anything is tight enough to fool a bear nose.And even though it smells nasty to us, I’m sure to a bear it’s at least worth exploring.How to fix it. hmm.You’re correct in that you could put heavy rocks or something on it, but that defeats the whole purpose of having above ground access (which is to encourage more frequent pump-out and better maintenance, supposedly resulting in a cleaner environment, for those in other areas that don’t have this requirement).I don’t have the concrete lids, but is there any way to attach some form of heavy duty hasp on those lids?Maybe with a lock or large dog clip, that could be easily removed to allow maintenance.If you can’t do something like that then I’m not sure what to recommend.You may also want to call the Pennsylvania Game Comission and report the issue to them, and see if they have any recommendations.|
|GomerPileMember||Posted: 21 Nov 2012 09:21ReplyBuy a 1/4″ masonry bit and drill a 45+ degree hole thru the lid and into the tank wall.Drop in an easily removable pin into the hole.|
|AnnMember||Posted: 21 Nov 2012 16:35ReplyThanks to all for the thoughts and ideas. I will try securing the lids with additional screws/pins.|
|gww87||Posted: 21 Nov 2012 17:15ReplyOnce the bears begin this behavior it is very hard to keep them from tearing up things. Usually it’s just one. State should trap and release somewhere safe for the bear. If not sounds like you’ll be warm in cold months with a nice bear skin.|
|MalamuteMember||Posted: 21 Nov 2012 20:09 – Edited by: MalamuteReplyHot wires (like cattle fences) work well for discouraging bears. You can get a solar charger, battery, light posts and the ribbon type wire for a temp setup. After a buzz or two they will leave things alone.Here’s a youtube of tests,|
|PatgreatMember||Posted: 26 Nov 2012 12:03ReplyI also have a cabin in Northern PA, i am in Pike county and they added a second 4 day bear season this year.Its the last 4 days of Riffle season for buck.The bear population has recovered and with the human population growing bears are being fed more and more and that is leading to the strange behavior you are seeing.I have seen more bears in the last 2 years then i did the last 10 years combined.And the encounters have been way to close for my liking|
|bldginsp||Posted: 6 Feb 2013 21:27ReplyTry putting numerous small bottles full of full strength ammonia around the lids. Even with the lids on the bottles the bears can smell it and most animals with good sense of smell hate ammonia. this scares off dogs pretty well, maybe bears.|
|exsailorMember||Posted: 8 Feb 2013 11:54ReplyIn West Virginia the bears have got smart. They have figured out how to tear down supended feeders. People have have to start suspending feeders on a winched cable system between two trees well a part. A friend still has a 6 volt battery with teeth marks through the battery case, from one feeder torn down by a bear.|
|jjlrrwMember||Posted: 8 Feb 2013 12:54ReplyQuoting: exsailorPeople have have to start suspending feeders on a winched cable system between two trees well a part. sure are interesting creatures|
|AnnMember||Posted: 26 Apr 2013 14:22ReplyFirst bear to appear this spring stole my bag of charcoal, leaving a trail of Kingsford briquets.|
|toyota_mdt_techMember||Posted: 26 Apr 2013 17:31ReplyAnn, should be a snap to find out where he went.|
bear in a septic tank
I run a septic tank cleaning firm on the westside of the city of Chicago. One of my clients is experiencing issues with a bear getting into his septic tank. I’m trying to help him. He just called to tell me that it had pulled off his tank lids and tore off the baffle on the filtered exit of his filtration system. So my concern is, if I go out and shoot this bear, will it be worth my while to eat it or not? I have no idea whether or not it is safe to consume. Personaly, I find it to be amusing in certain ways.
- He is a young bear that has become unwelcome in his new home.
- A feces eating dog has been reported before, but not a bearLoggedI’m sure it would taste like crap!
- Logged Nubby is on your side!
- I’m sure the odor was unbearably strong.
- I don’t believe I’d be willing to take the opportunity.
- No way in hell are they going to eat crap when they are already filthy.
If you know where he has been eating, it goes without saying that he is not worth eating.
If you know where he has been eating, it goes without saying that he is not worth eating.
I thought they had done away with it since they have just discovered that they will be garbage bears wherever they are relocated.
Can you image the conversation that will take place throughout the meal when you are eating the bear?
“Everything we’ve ever eaten!” you exclaim.
Logged Throughout history, Americans have been steadily pushing for, legislation, and voting away their other citizens’ rights.
Stop squandering your opportunities!
Seasonal bear, autumn bear, bison, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail deer, and wolf hunts are offered with tags (no draw)!
Hunting maps are also available for purchase. LOL Yes, honey, he was not interested in the berries, but he could have been interested in the dingle berries. Loggedscary, it makes one question what they use for sausage casing. Anyone up for some trojan summer sausage? Logged
At the time I was growing up, seeing a black bear in our area was an uncommon event, and I remember being fascinated by the sight. In the event that one was discovered, it didn’t take long for the news to spread! Things have shifted dramatically since then. They have now become a familiar sight, and in certain cases, they have even become a serious concern! Our encounter with the bears began around 8 years ago, while we were constructing our home. We were preparing to put up the basement wall when the phone rang.
- We were responsible for all of the work.
- My husband discovered that someone had been playing in the sand the day after it had been delivered.
- He quickly changed his mind.
- You could see the footprints of a bear who had stood and rolled in the sand earlier.
- That was the beginning of our experiences with black bears.
- It has been our experience that bears have repeatedly demolished our bird feeders and birdhouses, broken into our garbage cans, and even pushed off the hefty cement top that covers our septic tank.
- They’ve also turned over stones that I’ve used for landscaping around my flowerbeds, presumably in search of grubs and bugs beneath the surface of the ground.
Every now and then it was nice to run into them, and I always take advantage of photo chances!
Two years ago, we saw a total of six different bears come to our location.
Things have, however, become worse in recent years, particularly in the last year.
Many individuals in the vicinity have had animals murdered by bear, primarily rabbits and poultry, which they blame on the bear.
The creature was a massive black bear.
For fear that it would return at night or when they were not present to chase it away, they constructed an electric fence around the structure in an attempt to dissuade it.
Bird feeders belonging to my uncle, who lives just across the street from them, have been damaged on several occasions.
Another person in the region reported a bear breaking into his horse stable and stealing horse feed.
The horses were not injured, but they were so terrified by the bear’s presence in the barn that they smashed through the fence to run away.
I could go on and on about this.
I’m hoping that a large number of individuals receive their bear tags this year.
In the past two years, my husband was lucky enough to harvest a bear.
We enjoyed every aspect of it.
This particular batch was used to produce suet for the birds, but I’m sure it would have made excellent home-made soap as well.
This is extremely risky and has the potential to create serious complications.
They can get acclimated to people and cease to be afraid of them in time.
It was simply nosing about, not really creating any issues for anyone.
I sneaked out onto the porch in the nick of time so I could grab some good photographs.
It was aware of my presence, but did not become excited.
I had my telephoto lens mounted on my camera, and I was clicking away at the time of writing.
I quickly realized that I was no longer able to get the entire bear in the picture, and when I looked up from the camera, the bear had moved within 10 feet of me!
I let it go until it appeared as if it was ready to accompany me up the steps of the porch, which was around six feet distant.
It came to a complete halt and simply stared at me.
It peered over its shoulder at me once more, then simply turned and went away in a leisurely manner.
Due to the fact that it believed I had food, it was going to come right up onto the porch with me.
However, I am well aware that in order for people and animals to coexist, their populations must be kept under control, and we must keep in mind that these are wild creatures rather than domesticated pets.
This year, I’ve made the decision to take it a little slower.
I’m concerned that if I fill the feeders, it will be the equivalent of inviting the bear to a wonderful appetizer and then inviting them to the main meal of chicken and duck that is only around the corner from the home!
We haven’t had any incidents with the bear interfering with our poultry so far, but I don’t want to put myself in any danger! As soon as the bears go into hibernation, we should be able to set up a banquet that the birds and squirrels can enjoy and have completely to themselves!
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Did you know bears sometime remove septic covers .
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|Thinks s/he gets paid by the postJoin Date: May 2014Posts: 1,867||Did you know bears sometime remove septic covers.
The family vacation home sits in the woods in Pennsylvania; As everyone kids get older it get less and less use.We�ve enjoyed it for nearly 30 years but there comes a time when the oldsters want to sell.No one had been up there in early December when my daughter went up with some friends.At some point they discovered the cement septic cover over the pump tank had been removed. Kids? My first thought. Geeze I hope they didn�t throw anything down there?Well my BIL said maybe they stole the pump or emptied a tank into there. anyway the pump circuit breaker is now tripping when we turn it on.The septic people are coming on Friday. the dispatcher asked if it was a bear? I said what? �Bears sometimes pull the covers off�.Now I�ve heard it all.
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|Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum.Join Date: Jun 2002Location: Texas: No Country for Old MenPosts: 48,443||We’ve all heard the rhetorical question about what a bear does in the woods.Maybe now we also know where._Numbers is hardRetired in 2005 at age 58, no pension|
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|Thinks s/he gets paid by the postJoin Date: Dec 2016Location: DC areaPosts: 1,946||We have a family vacation home in the woods of PA too, but the bears have only gotten into the trash cans._FI and Semi-ER March 24, 2017Consulting to stay engaged” All models are wrong, some are useful. ” – George Box� There is always a well-known solution to every human problem: neat, plausible, and wrong. � – H.L. Mencken|
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|Recycles dryer sheetsJoin Date: Feb 2017Posts: 154||We see bears around here every few months. One went into our garage, found our dog food container with about 40 pounds of food in it (we were told it was bearproof).Well this guy carted the container into our back yard, undid the lid and had himself a feast!|
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|Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum.Join Date: Sep 2012Posts: 7,666||Quote:Originally Posted byREWahooWe’ve all heard the rhetorical question about what a bear does in the woods.Maybe now we also know where.|
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|ModeratorJoin Date: Feb 2010Location: Flyover countryPosts: 20,279||Quote:Originally Posted byREWahooWe’ve all heard the rhetorical question about what a bear does in the woods.Maybe now we also know where.So.Does that imply anything about the Pope?_I thought growing old would take longer.|
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|AdministratorJoin Date: Jan 2008Location: Land of Florida ManPosts: 36,080||Quote:Originally Posted bybraumeisterSo.Does that imply anything about the Pope?I think he has indoor plumbing with a bathroom.|
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|Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum.Join Date: Jun 2002Location: Texas: No Country for Old MenPosts: 48,443||Quote:Originally Posted byMichaelBI think he has indoor plumbing with a bathroom.+1Not sure if he has a septic system._Numbers is hardRetired in 2005 at age 58, no pension|
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|Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum.Join Date: Apr 2013Posts: 10,390||Quote:Originally Posted byLuvdogsWe see bears around here every few months. One went into our garage, found our dog food container with about 40 pounds of food in it (we were told it was bearproof).Well this guy carted the container into our back yard, undid the lid and had himself a feast!We have a bear-proof garbage can. Unfortunately this spring I only locked one side. A young cinnamon bear had a great time. I wish I’d left it wide open for it. Would have been less work to clean up.|
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|Thinks s/he gets paid by the postJoin Date: Nov 2007Location: GTAPosts: 1,686||Just what I assumed it was gonna be.a thread full of cr*p jokes._Family Motto:”Every penny’s a prisoner”|
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|AdministratorJoin Date: Jan 2008Location: Land of Florida ManPosts: 36,080||Quote:Originally Posted byKoogieJust what I assumed it was gonna be.a thread full of cr*p jokes.George Carlin would have a lot to say about that.|
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|Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum.Join Date: Jul 2014Location: Spending the Kids Inheritance and living in ChicagoPosts: 12,867||We have a cabin on an island, it’s a large island so others are on it as well.We use outhouses, one person told me they throw hamburger down the hole at the end of the Fall when they are leaving for good. The idea is a bear will smell the rotting meat and eat a bunch of the “stuff” from the hole. Making the need to move the outhouse less frequent.We were too poor to waste a pound of hamburger each year hoping to attract a bear, besides digging builds moral character.Anyhow now you know one reason bears have bad breath|
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|Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum.Join Date: Mar 2007Posts: 13,684||I don’t know why the circuit breaker would trip unless the pump impeller was jammed. Maybe with ice?|
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|Full time employment: Posting here.Join Date: Nov 2015Posts: 635||Heres the jist of bears and how to deal with them.black fight backbrown lay downwhite goodnightadvice wont do you much good in pa but if you travel around it may come in handy.|
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|Thinks s/he gets paid by the postJoin Date: Jul 2007Posts: 2,879||Never gave it any thought that some septic systems might need a pump, all the ones installed where I live are designed as gravity fed. The top of my septic tank is good 5′ under ground so not too worried about bears getting to it.|
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|Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum.Join Date: Aug 2004Location: Laurel, MDPosts: 6,271||Quote:Originally Posted byUSGrant1962We have a family vacation home in the woods of PA too, but the bears have only gotten into the trash cans.Or maybe they put the cover back when they were done._.with no reasonable expectation for ER, I’m just here auditing the AP class.Retired 8/1/15.|
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How to Care for Your Septic System
Septic system maintenance is neither difficult or expensive, and it does not have to be done frequently. The maintenance of a vehicle is comprised of four major components:
- Inspect and pump your drainfield on a regular basis
- Conserve water
- Dispose of waste properly
- And keep your drainfield in good condition.
Inspect and Pump Frequently
Inspection of the average household septic system should be performed by a septic service professional at least once every three years. Household septic tanks are normally pumped every three to five years, depending on how often they are used. Alternative systems that use electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components should be examined more frequently, typically once a year, to ensure that they are in proper working order. Because alternative systems contain mechanical components, it is essential to have a service contract.
- The number of people in the household
- The total amount of wastewater produced
- The amount of solids present in wastewater
- The size of the septic tank
Service provider coming? Here is what you need to know.
When you contact a septic service provider, he or she will inspect your septic tank for leaks as well as the scum and sludge layers that have built up over time. Maintain detailed records of any maintenance work conducted on your septic system. Because of the T-shaped outlet on the side of your tank, sludge and scum will not be able to escape from the tank and travel to the drainfield region. A pumping is required when the bottom of the scum layer or the top of the sludge layer is within six inches of the bottom of the outlet, or if the top of the sludge layer is within 12 inches of the bottom of the outlet.
In the service report for your system, the service provider should mention the completion of repairs as well as the condition of the tank.
An online septic finder from the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) makes it simple to identify service specialists in your region.
Use Water Efficiently
When you contact a septic service provider, he or she will inspect your septic tank for leaks as well as the scum and sludge layers that have built up over the years. Document any maintenance work done on your septic system in written form for future reference. Your septic tank is equipped with a T-shaped outlet that prevents sludge and scum from exiting the tank and flowing to the drainfield. A pumping is required when the bottom of the scum layer or the top of the sludge layer is within six inches of the bottom of the outlet, or if the top of the sludge layer is within 12 inches of the outlet.
When you receive your system’s service report, the technician should record the repairs that have been made and the tank’s condition.
You should engage a repair person immediately if more work is recommended. An online septic finder from the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) makes it simple to locate service specialists in your region.
- When you contact a septic service provider, he or she will inspect your septic tank for leaks as well as the scum and sludge layers that have formed. Maintain detailed records of any maintenance performed on your septic system. The T-shaped outlet on your septic tank prevents sludge and scum from exiting the tank and migrating to the drainfield region. A pumping is required when the bottom of the scum layer or the top of the sludge layer is within six inches of the bottom of the outlet, or if the top of the sludge layer is within twelve inches of the bottom of the outlet. Keep a record of the sludge and scum levels detected by the septic professional to help you remember when it’s time to pump out your tank. In the service report for your system, the service provider should note any repairs that have been completed as well as the condition of the tank. If more repairs are recommended, you should engage a repair person as soon as possible. With the help of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA), you can easily find septic service professionals in your area.
Properly Dispose of Waste
Everything that goes down your drains, whether it’s flushed down the toilet, ground up in the trash disposal, or poured down the sink, shower, or bath, ends up in your septic system, which is where it belongs. What you flush down the toilet has an impact on how effectively your septic system functions.
Toilets aren’t trash cans!
Your septic system is not a garbage disposal system. A simple rule of thumb is to never flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. Never flush a toilet:
- Cooking grease or oil
- Wipes that are not flushable, such as baby wipes or other wet wipes
- Photographic solutions
- Feminine hygiene items Condoms
- Medical supplies such as dental floss and disposable diapers, cigarette butts and coffee grounds, cat litter and paper towels, pharmaceuticals, and household chemicals such as gasoline and oil, insecticides, antifreeze, and paint or paint thinners
Toilet Paper Needs to Be Flushed! Check out this video, which demonstrates why the only item you should flush down your toilet are toilet paper rolls.
Think at the sink!
Your septic system is made up of a collection of living organisms that digest and treat the waste generated by your household. Pouring pollutants down your drain can kill these organisms and cause damage to your septic system as well as other things. Whether you’re at the kitchen sink, the bathtub, or the utility sink, remember the following:
- If you have a clogged drain, avoid using chemical drain openers. To prevent this from happening, use hot water or a drain snake
- Never dump cooking oil or grease down the sink or toilet. It is never a good idea to flush oil-based paints, solvents, or huge quantities of harmful cleansers down the toilet. Even latex paint waste should be kept to a bare minimum. Disposal of rubbish should be avoided or limited to a minimum. Fats, grease, and particles will be considerably reduced in your septic tank, reducing the likelihood of your drainfield being clogged.
Own a recreational vehicle (RV), boat or mobile home?
If you have ever spent any time in an RV or boat, you are undoubtedly familiar with the issue of aromas emanating from sewage holding tanks.
- The National Small Flows Clearinghouse’s Septic System Care hotline, which may be reached toll-free at 800-624-8301, has a factsheet on safe wastewater disposal for RV, boat, and mobile home owners and operators.
Maintain Your Drainfield
It is critical that you maintain the integrity of your drainfield, which is a component of your septic system that filters impurities from the liquid that emerges from your septic tank once it has been installed. Here are some things you should do to keep it in good condition:
- Parking: Do not park or drive on your drainfield at any time. Plan your tree plantings so that their roots do not grow into your drainfield or septic system. An experienced septic service provider can recommend the appropriate distance for your septic tank and surrounding landscaping, based on your specific situation. Locating Your Drainfield: Keep any roof drains, sump pumps, and other rainfall drainage systems away from the drainfield area. Excess water causes the wastewater treatment process to slow down or halt completely.
Nuisance bear damages septic pipes, digs in lawns
Published at 6:19 p.m. AKDT on June 27, 2016. Bears have been known to raid garbage cans and smoking shacks in and around Dillingham, but last weekend in the Neqleq suburb, a bear showed an unexpected interest in something very different. Kevin Tennyson, a resident of the neighborhood who lives near a dug-up pipe in his backyard, recounted the devastation to his and his neighbors’ houses early Sunday morning. “It doesn’t go through waste like a regular bear, or fish guts like a normal bear,” says the author “Tennyson expressed himself.
Several families in the vicinity have reported bear-related property damage.
Several residents, including local business owner Sherry Christensen, who had both her house and her place of business damaged by the bear, voiced concern about the unwelcome guest.
A scientist with the Department of Fish and Game stated on Monday that this type of behavior from what they assume to be a young bear is not unheard of in the wild. According to the biologist, if the bear is not given with food, it will most likely move on before it has to be killed or caught.
Bears attack sewage systems
Anya Tikka contributed to this article. The bear hunting season in Pike County begins on November 30th. However, as Chris Wood screamed at a recent council meeting, it is “not too soon!” to expect it. According to Wood, the township’s sewage and zoning enforcement officer, black bears have been causing damage to sewage infrastructure in the region since November 2017. They are being vandalized in a variety of ways by the monsters. One of them was captured on video by a surveillance camera in the act.
- A sewage system in Bluestone Ridge off Log Tavern Road, however, was damaged by a bear that was “caught on film” after biting through the floats that regulate the system by turning it on and off, resulting in the activation of a problem alert.
- Another item torn from its original position was the tank’s lid, which was secured in place by eight screws.
- Toilets help people live longer lives.
- The organization’s motto is “Toilets save lives.” Despite the fact that the issue often inspires giggles, it is in fact an extremely serious matter.
- Water is kept clean by properly functioning sewage systems.
- “At the very least, we have supervisors who are in charge of maintaining the cleanliness of the system,” he explained.
Rescuing bears from septic tank
Anya Tikka contributed to this report. Pike County’s bear hunting season begins on November 30th. However, as Chris Wood screamed at a recent council meeting, it is “not too soon!” to expect it! According to Wood, the township’s sewage and zoning enforcement officer, black bears have been causing damage to sewage infrastructure in the surrounding region since November. Various forms of vandalism are being perpetrated by the animals. A surveillance camera recorded one of them in the act. As a rule, the bears destroy the pipelines and pumps, according to Wood.
- As Wood explained, “the bear’s fangs punctured all three of the floats.” Another item torn from its original position was the tank’s lid, which was secured in place by eight screws.
- Toilets help people live longer and healthier lives.
- “Toilets save lives,” is the organization’s slogan.
- According to Wood, in many regions of the world, insufficient sewage treatment and the consequent pollution result in serious illnesses and sometimes death.
- Pike County, according to Mincer, is a water-rich region with excellent purity.
According to him, “at the very least, we have managers who are in charge of maintaining system cleanliness.” The necessity of a well functioning sewage system, according to Wood, is quickly realized when the electricity goes off.
- Walking on two legs is the bear’s preferred mode of transportation. An Asian black bear in a wild animal rescue center exhibits amusing behavior by walking on its hind legs for a short period of time, much like a man. This bear was rescued from a bile farm export, which is a facility where bears are kept imprisoned for the purpose of extracting their bile. In the video, her body is not adequately formed and is disproportionate to her large head, as illustrated in the image above. As a result, walking on two legs got simpler for it as it developed. Unpaid employee wrecks the company’s fleet of trucks (Turkey) In Turkey, a coal miner who had not been paid for a month began wrecking the company’s vehicles with an excavator after being told he would not be paid until the next month. The “save” of an excavator is described as follows: In a Russian open-pit mine, an excavator weighing 720 tonnes became stuck on an island between two water streams. The crew launched a rescue attempt and filled a stream with gravel in order to be able to remove him from the excavator
- They were successful. A grizzly bear attacked and injured a man (Canada) Lawrence Michalchuk’s ranch in Bella Coola, Canada, was invaded by a grizzly bear and three cubs for a few days, and the bears became more and more comfortable with the humans. He is concerned about the well-being of his family. Despite the fact that the 54-year-old intended to scare away the wildlife by firing his weapon into the air, the bear became violent and charged towards him. In the end, the Michalchuk had no alternative but to protect himself by shooting the animal, which inflicted a leg injury on him before fleeing to his residence. Following this occurrence, the bear family abandoned their land
- They were about to put a large stone onto a vehicle. With the assistance of an excavator, two employees are attempting to carry a stone weighing several tons into a vehicle. What is the best way to extend cement without pressing on it? In this photograph, a worker distributing cement while standing in the air with the assistance of an excavator
- Hundreds of people come together to assist a humpback whale in returning to water. Residents in Buzios, Brazil, witnessed a whale have xevrastei in the sand on the morning of August 23, 2017 as a result of a severe decrease in the tide level on a beach in the municipality. Hundreds of people came together swiftly to attempt to save the cetacean, which measured 14 meters in length and weighed around 15 tonnes. In order to prevent dehydration, they constructed a trench to deliver water, and then an excavator assisted the animal in getting back into the water. A hiker comes face to face with a grizzly bear and her cubs. After going trekking in Katmai National Park, a United States National Park in southwest Alaska, the Geoffrey Glassner was surprised by a mother bear and two cubs in the middle of the route. The bear family continued to move approach the hiker, who was compelled to retire to a distance of a few tens of meters as a result. Despite his efforts to maintain a safe distance between himself and the wildlife, by Geoffrey Glassner continued to video the interaction. They are hopeful that the bears would ultimately quit the route. A whale is helped by a diver to remove a line from its mouth at the conclusion of the film. The mother and her offspring had halted at the shore of the lake. It was discovered along the Indonesian coastline that this whale had been injured. There are two divers. Both divers noticed that the animal needed immediate care after noticing a line that had been entangled in his mouth and being pulled out. The divers were successful in rescuing and releasing the animal, which had been obviously hurt by the line in its jaw. Bow hunter assaulted by bearA Canadian bow hunter was fortunate to survive an attack by a black bear, which took place in his backyard. When Richard Wesley went bow hunting at Fire River in Ontario, Canada, he discovered that when a black bear was in the area, he was able to shoot it. Initially, the bear appeared to ignore the hunter, but when the animal approached, the guy attempted to frighten it away by yelling. However, this did not produce the desired outcome, as the bear continued to charge toward the hunter, threatening to attack him. Fortunately, the bear hunter merely received a bruise on his elbow as a result of being jabbed in the ground. Help a swan with a hook leg by clicking here. Stefan Broklingk dives into the water of a lake in Grevenbroich, Germany, in order to catch a swan and remove a hook that was left at the bottom of the lake. As part of a collaborative effort with another animal rescue volunteer, the first Stefan launches their food swans toward the coast. Then he pulls the injured animal out of the water to make certain. After removing the hook, the swan returns to the water’s surface to mate with another swan. The zebra attacked the official zoo. An employee of the Guangzhou Zoo in China was attacked by a zebra in December when he was in the animal house. The incident occurred in December. It snatched the man chewing his hand and pulled him for several tens of meters before finally releasing him. The animal was being pursued by authorities, who attempted to assist their colleague by wielding sticks. Eventually, two minutes after the attack began, the zebra left hand was discovered and the worker was saved. The bear is only slightly hurt in the hand
- Do not approach it. On December 16, 2016, in Moscow, Russia, during the filming of the television show “Pro Lyubov” (for love) on the channel Pierviy Kanal, a woman expressed an interest in cuddling with a bear, against the instructor’s advice. It was ahead of the trainer and quietly consuming some sweets when a woman from the show expressed an interest in cuddling the bear, despite the fact that safety procedures prevent contact with the animal. The woman was thrown to the ground by the shocked bear, who seized her and dragged her away. Fortunately, the teacher was able to check on the bear in a short period of time. The woman just received a few scrapes and bruises. The head of a rescued kitty was caught in a jar. In Turkey, a guy comes to the aid of a kitty that has become trapped with his head in a glass jar. The guy would use a hammer to smash the jar into bits, taking care not to damage the little animal in the process. Creating a human chain to save a dog Passers-by in Almaty, Kazakhstan, come to the aid of a dog that has been rescued from a canal by forming a human chain. The dog had fallen into the channel that feeds the Sayran water tank and was unable to get out due to the tremendous current flowing through the channel. A guy dives into the water in an attempt to free the dog, but he is unable to free himself. When the dog was rescued, other individuals formed a chain to assist in the rescue.