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Re: Fosse/pipework problem

Sorry I cannot help, but I was wondering how often you put bugs in it??

I admit that when we got our first septic tank, I worried a lot about such an event, but we had our septic tank for 25years and never had it emptied, checked it from time to time and no problems.

I always put that down to using Bio7 regularly and was careful about toilet paper and cleaning products, although I did use bleach, that was ok for a fosse septic.





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Re: Fosse/pipework problem

 idun wrote:
I did use bleach, that was ok for a fosse septic.
Idun, there is no bleach that is ok for a fosse septic. It's more that a little bleach won't kill off all the gremlins digesting the waste.

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Re: Fosse/pipework problem

Bleach is a killer for the bugs in a fosse and should only be use sparingly if at all. Isn't that the reason bleach, the likes of domestos etc., is used in the kitchen?

This site may be of interest. It confirms the "crust" on the top of the liquid and the levels in each section of the fosse.


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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>idun wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">Sorry I cannot help, but I was wondering how often you put bugs in it??

I admit that when we got our first septic tank, I worried a lot about such an event, but we had our septic tank for 25years and never had it emptied, checked it from time to time and no problems.

I always put that down to using Bio7 regularly and was careful about toilet paper and cleaning products, although I did use bleach, that was ok for a fosse septic.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bugs? What sort of Bugs, never heard that before. We use natural yoghurt gone mouldy, eparcyl or tarax, and if we find any dead creatures (thanks to the cats) we put them in too.


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Re: Fosse/pipework problem

That'll do it, bugs/gremlins = bacteria eparcyl is dried bacteria (other dried bacteria are available) Smile [:)]

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Re: Fosse/pipework problem

Bio 7 was what was recommended and what we used. I found it expensive, but I was always pleased with it, I think I may have tried eparcyl at one point, but didn't quite trust it to do the job.

And I used a super u or Carrefour type of
Javel that said something like, sans danger pour fosse septique, of convient fosse septique. As I said no problems.

If any of us had taken anti biotics, I would put extra bugs down the toilet.

However, we had a problem once, in early January 1985, when the temperature dropped to about -30c, (we had an outside thermometer), our pipework to the fosse froze, that along with the water pipes, and that was just unfortunate.
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Re: Fosse/pipework problem

Thanks Idun it's useful to know about the antibiotics, I've never even given that a thought before.

Our daughter who visits regularly has been constantly on antibiotics since November for one infection after another. Maybe that hasn't helped recently.

Anyway, a week on and it is flushing ok but I am not putting toilet paper down the toilet.

Does anyone use Lidl Floralys TP the 3 ply one in the blue packet? It doesn't actually say on the packet that it's ok for fosses, but the girl in the shop assured me it was ok?
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mogs wrote : Does anyone use Lidl Floralys TP the 3 ply one in the blue packet? It doesn't actually say on the packet that it's ok for fosses, but the girl in the shop assured me it was ok?

Can't help as regards Lidl .. but some leaves of 3 ply toilet tissue are thicker than others.
After our blockage - mostly due to toilet tissue but probably added to by my OH's habit of putting bacon fat down the sink - I swapped to a thinner leaved 3 ply from Super U and all seems good at the moment.
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