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adamis

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Posted: 05/17/21 02:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bedlam wrote:


That sound overly high for septic install. It was under $3k for design and permitting of mine. Then it depends on the type of accepted design for cost:

Gravity $5-10k
Two chamber pump $10-15k
Sand trap or mound $20-25k
Aerated or chemically dosed $20-30k


It is a guestimate but my sister went through this in the same area and it was around that. Part of the high cost is we are looking at a 5 bedroom house and a 3 bedroom shop so 8 bedrooms total. It requires over an acre of leach line according to the county. I haven't gotten quotes yet but will probably start looking at it next week. If I have way overblown the guestimate then great, I'll just do the septic and be one with it.


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You will find different pricing in CA, than in other states.
Not only labor and fuel cost is higher, but CA require special soil mixes and special rocks mix for leach field.
I have septic tank in Las Vegas and from what I can observe, they just backfilled leach field with native desert dirt.
But I don't think you need to build leach field for 8 bedrooms at start.
I would get bigger tank and do smaller field, adding to it eventually down the road.
What I also noticed between CA and NV is that CA is mostly having clay dirt, so they protect the tank from ground water entering.
In NV desert sucks whatever you give it and nobody worries about good tank sealing.
Totally different principals





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adamis wrote:



It is a guestimate but my sister went through this in the same area and it was around that. Part of the high cost is we are looking at a 5 bedroom house and a 3 bedroom shop so 8 bedrooms total. It requires over an acre of leach line according to the county. I haven't gotten quotes yet but will probably start looking at it next week. If I have way overblown the guestimate then great, I'll just do the septic and be one with it.


I would suggest building separate systems , one for the house and one for the barn . If there is ever a need for repair or rebuild you would have some backup . For the short term look into a dug privy if allowed . For the small use you are talking about it would last for years . Not all locations allow them but many do .


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