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Old 1/15/19, 3:51 PM
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Default White substance on septic riser

The risers on both the solids tank and the liquid tank have a white substance on them. My pumper thinks it's due to excessive methane gas and suggested adding a vent. The system is a 1,250 gallon 2 compartment tank and the leaching chambers are the newer 3' wide leaching chambers. Can anyone verify the diagnosis and remedy (adding a vent). The set up is a little odd in that the plastic riser lids are both about 12" below grade and had to be dug up in order to remove the lids.
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Old 1/15/19, 7:20 PM
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What a question on a home inspectors forum..
What did it taste like?




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Old 1/15/19, 7:31 PM
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Hi Roy, Just checking, is that not an appropriate question for this forum? I've seen a bunch of septic tanks and risers but never one where both risers have this condition. I really would appreciate any help as I don't want her to dig this up in 5 years and have a collapsed riser.
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Old 1/16/19, 8:04 AM
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It looks like mineral deposits washing down from above..




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Old 1/16/19, 8:49 AM
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It looks like mineral deposits washing down from above..

I agree . Roy Cooke
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Old 1/16/19, 3:02 PM
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I agree on mineral deposit. Buried riser kind of defeats the purpose. Add an extension to allow better access





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Old 1/19/19, 6:37 PM
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Old 1/20/19, 8:21 AM
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Default Re: White substance on septic riser

Anthony,

I'm a little late to the party.....

Seen the white substance in my area but not where its caused a riser to decay. Concrete baffles are another story as I often find them deteriorated or gone.

Simply recommend a riser extension(s).
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