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Old September 30th 07, 07:44 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Is it advisable to put coffee grounds in septic tanks?

I have heard that coffee grounds do not decompose.

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newman wrote:
Is it advisable to put coffee grounds in septic tanks?

I have heard that coffee grounds do not decompose.

Thanks.


Who knows. But it is just plain stupid to put anything in septic or
sewer that can be thrown in trash.

Frank
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Old October 1st 07, 12:23 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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NO, and i agree with Frank, why would you want to?


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Is it advisable to put coffee grounds in septic tanks?

I have heard that coffee grounds do not decompose.

Thanks.




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"newman" wrote in message
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Is it advisable to put coffee grounds in septic tanks?

I have heard that coffee grounds do not decompose.

Thanks.


T.P. and human waste. ** Nothing** else. Yes, you have to clean the toilet
but forget about the blue or the white tablets in the water closet. That
crud is hard on the bacteria.


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On Sep 30, 11:44 am, "newman" wrote:
Is it advisable to put coffee grounds in septic tanks?

I have heard that coffee grounds do not decompose.

Thanks.


Why put them there? Best place is to spread them in a garden, flower
bed or compost heap. If not that, then in the trash.

Harry K

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Old October 1st 07, 03:26 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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"C & E" wrote:

T.P. and human waste. ** Nothing** else. Yes, you have to clean the toilet
but forget about the blue or the white tablets in the water closet. That
crud is hard on the bacteria.


Which is exactly right in theory, but you have to make *some* allowances in
practice if there are women between the ages of 12 and 60 or so in the house.

Having just installed an $18K super computer controlled septic system that would
seem to be able to handle a minor metropolis and having survived some rather
graphic negotiations with the SO, dropping a few bucks every year or two to get
the waste tank pumped out seems a fair trade...

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Old October 1st 07, 05:16 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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what's that got to do with it? Please don't tell me they flush sanitary
products. THAT is a #1 no no.

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Which is exactly right in theory, but you have to make *some* allowances
in
practice if there are women between the ages of 12 and 60 or so in the
house.



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Old October 1st 07, 06:49 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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You can't go wrong with the original approach:

If it's not turds, shower water, urine, or dishwater, put it in the trash.

Septic is for septic, trash is for trash.

Simple, really.

Steve


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Old October 1st 07, 02:33 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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h wrote:

You aren't saying that they flush tampons, are you? Come on, all of us
females over the age of 10 know NOT to do that.


Not the applicator, but yes, the used tampon... Not a high volume item of
course.

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Old October 1st 07, 02:46 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Oct 1, 9:33 am, Rick Blaine wrote:
h wrote:
You aren't saying that they flush tampons, are you? Come on, all of us
females over the age of 10 know NOT to do that.


Not the applicator, but yes, the used tampon... Not a high volume item of
course.


?! I can't tell you what a bad idea that is. Someone has to learn a
new behavior pattern, that's all.

As far as the coffee grounds, like another posted, toss the grounds in
the garden - plants love the stuff.

R

 




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