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Old 12-18-2009, 11:41 AM  
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O.k. guys- I've always wondered ( and probably done the wrong thing)
What do you do with paint thinner when you are done with it ?
let it sit for awhile and the bad stuff will set to the bottom. Carefully pour off the good thinner in a clean container and reuse. The old stuff and any more toxic items you have, like anti freeze, paints, oils, old gasoline etc, call your county commissioners office and ask where to drop this stuff off.


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Old 01-14-2010, 08:28 AM  
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My septic guy told me to pour a bottle of yeast down the drain occasionally. He also said we could use buttermilk or yogurt.
I moved into a house that has three tanks that were of unknown location, had never been pumped in twenty something years and we got to experience the overflow. Oh joy.



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Old 01-19-2010, 06:19 PM  
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My septic guy told me to pour a bottle of yeast down the drain occasionally. He also said we could use buttermilk or yogurt.
I moved into a house that has three tanks that were of unknown location, had never been pumped in twenty something years and we got to experience the overflow. Oh joy.
good deal, he's ok with me. putting back bateria in there is good, that's what does the work. keep out bad stuff, yk, bleach, oils greese, etc. baking soda is good now and then, once a month. don't drive on your leech fields, another good idea.
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Do baking soda really work

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