Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (November 1, 1991)
Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Much of the same comments I made about the "Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems" apply to this book. Although oriented more towards a home owner-builder rather than a professional home builder, it still lacks detail on septic systems. There is no discussion of sand mounds, which account for about 90% of all installations in my region of PA, or other alternative system types. About 1/3 of the book relates to septic systems and the balance to well and water systems.If you are interested mainly in wells, this is probably not a bad choice. If your desire is to design your own septic system, then I think this book is lacking.Matt
A solid guide to the basics of how septic systems work and how to build them. Some of the information is dated, which is the major flaw that I found with the book as a guide for the modern DIYer. The author discusses many alternative types of systems, several of which would not pass muster with modern codes. Despite the dated information, the descriptions of how things work are easy to understand. That basic knowledge is well worth the modest price of the book.
I got the edition revised by some guy named Blackwell. I bought this book after reading it at the library. It arrived, but did not stay [due to my use and abuse], in excellent condition.The information is excellent and detailed. But I wish there was more. For example there is a comment about what I think is cisterns, but no detailed instructions on how to build one. A value tool to anyone who needs or wants DIY water and septic, could literally save you thousands of dollars, even if you don't Do it yourself.
I bought this book when I was installing a septic system for 3 bdrm 2 bath home. I read through it, and used it as a guide while planning out the entire sewer & septic system. That was back in 2008. Five years later, I've moved, but I still rent out that 3/2. I've had Zero problems.It was very helpful to have the online access to this book when I needed to reference it later for a second project.
This is a good book for anyone with a septic system, who wants to know how they work and how to service them to keep them working properly. Very comprehensive guide book to have on hand. Also with water wells and pumping systems. Spells out the whole story about problem solving and additional devices to make your system work better.
If you want to dig your own well this book covers it. I'm not sure most people would need to know that.
well laid out and infomative
This is an extremely interesting and useful book for those that have country property and at the used price is an absolute bargain!
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