(04-16-2010 06:02 PM)The Boss Wrote: sounds like your leech lines are plugged up or you have a blockage between the the tank and the distribution box. get your tank pumped, back flush the dist box if you can find it and then see if that helps
I should have been more specific but didn't know if I would get any interest on here or not.
System is less then 2 years old. I was able to plug the system in directly to continue pumping. There is actually ground fault outlet located at the tank and that is where the pump plugs in.
We were without power and I pumped the system till the pump shut off and went to bed. We used no water and about 3 hours later sewer had backed up into the floor drain, just enough to get the concrete around the drain wet. This happened during our spring snow melt and we were receiving a mix of snow and rain as well. The drain field and pretty much everything was very wet at the time.
I am assuming what happened is the saturated ground allowed water to run back into the septic tank and the check valve back to the house leaked a little(the level outside in the tank was probably 4 feet higher than our floor drain and only a little came in)
I realize there has to be a weep hole(drain back) to prevent freezing but it seems though it should be placed or designed in a way that wouldn't allow effluent to get back from the drain field into the tank.
I am thinking if the inlet in the distribution box were set higher it would allow the system to feed properly and the only thing draining back through the weep hole would be what is between the distribution box and the tank. But I don't know how to accomplish that. Outside of doing something like an upside down j-trap before that box.