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Old 10-22-2010, 05:34 AM
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Didnt some one in here a while back sink a machine in one?
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:44 AM
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yeh that water level is too high, something in the drain field must not be working right
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:40 AM
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Lucky that you didn't sink in 8 FEET! Or have the machine fall in.

Something is very wrong if the water level is right up to the lid.
It was right on a creek that runs into the bay and the tide was up. It's very comon to have the water table at just a few feet during high tide.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:32 AM
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Why didn't you move the line? Seems to me that is a disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:23 AM
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It was right on a creek that runs into the bay and the tide was up. It's very comon to have the water table at just a few feet during high tide.
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They must have to check a tide table before they can flush the toilet or wash themselves!!!

Maybe that was the overflow tank and there is no leaching field (uncommon on Long Island older cesspool systems to have a leaching field)???

If that was the main cesspool then high tide or not, that pool doesn't drain well if the level is higher than the inlet/outlet pipe.

To me, that looks like a clogged cesspool system.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:48 PM
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Just your teeth after you hit the tank or your back if you dont!!!
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:51 PM
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:55 PM
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I was pulling some pipe today and the blade hit something and banged around a bit so I went back to check and my foot sunk in about 8". we dug it up and found that the cesspool cover had shattered. So I had to take an hour to go to the cement plant to get a new one. So it turned an otherwise good day into a sh!tty one.
in areas not covered by undeground service alerts do you guys ever do any pre pull or excavation sweeps for utilities or tanks?

that's how i actually got interested in locating, preventative sweeps have saved me a lot in lost time and damages.
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:32 PM
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Me and my guy will take my spit box and induce and sweep the area in sort of a grid to look for any wires that might be in the yard
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