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Sump Pump Septic System

September 11, 2015 1 comment

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This septic tank is not gravity fed. Instead, the waste water coming from the cabin flows into a cement chamber and is pumped uphill from there into the septic tank. Sump pumps (or lift stations) can also be used to pump water from the tank to the leech field. This picture shows the concrete chamber where the pumps are being installed. In the background the tank and inlet pipe are visible. This job was at a cabin in Shaver Lake.

Infiltrator Plastic Leech Lines

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Infiltrator leech lines are high capacity chambers made from recycled plastic materials which allow water to flow through them and into the surrounding soil. These arched chambers have perforated side walls to facilitate percolation. Infiltrator chambers are used as an alternative to traditional gravel filled leach lines when work space is limited such as in mountainous areas where trees limit access. 

Vactor Sewer Line Cleaning

September 10, 2015 no comments

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Here is an example of our Vactor truck cleaning the sewer line in the street. The high pressure hose is self propelled by the specialized bullet shaped jetter head which produces a cone of water. The metal jetter head is propelled down the line much like a rocket. When the hose is pulled back the cone of water pulls all debris in the line with it. The loosened debris can then be flushed further down the line or captured and removed completely by the powerful vacuum hose depicted in this picture over the top of the truck cab. (*The vacuum is not in use in this photo but can be used simultaneously with the jetter hose.)

Commercial Septic System

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This is an example of a large scale commercial septic system we installed in Coalinga ca. This septic system utilizes a 3000 gallon septic tank in combination with a large distribution box feeding 5 separate drain wells. 

Engineered Leech Lines, Fresno Hardpan

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Here is an example of an large scale residential engineered septic system with deep leech lines to provide adequate drainage for this area with a lot of hard pan. What you see in this picture are the long trenches called leech lines which are filled with 1 1/2 inch river rock surrounding a horizontal perforated pipe. This allows water to flow from the septic tank and into these trenches. The water then peculates through the rock and back into the ground. This job was done in Fresno CA.  

Vacuum Debris Removal: Vactor

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This is our powerful Vactor vacuum truck removing sand from a metal container for a water well drilling company. We used this truck to clean out this entire 40ft long metal bin so that they could continue the well drilling operation. Our Vactor truck has excellent reach and we are able to control it by remote. 

Shaver Lake Engineered Septic System

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Here we are setting a 1500 gallon septic tank up at Shaver Lake California. This was a very close quarters job which required a lot of skill, experience, and planning. We were able to squeeze an engineered septic system into this very limited space for this beautiful new cabin. 

Irrigation Line Cleaning: Jet Vac

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Here is an example of us using our Vactor truck to clean sand out of agricultural lines in an almond orchard in the central valley. These lines were completely choked down with sand to the point that they were no longer usable. We blasted the sand out with our high pressure jet vac. As the sandy water was being expelled from the pipe we utilized the vacuum on the truck to suck the sandy water up and we dumped it out at another location. We were able to successfully restore this irrigation line to working order.

Plastic Septic Tank for Limited Access Areas

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Some septic systems in the mountains have limited space and accessibility for installation or repair. This is a picture of a plastic septic tank that can be used instead of a concrete tank. By using a plastic tank and a mini excavator we are able to work around trees and get into otherwise inaccessible areas.

The tank in the image above is a 1500 Gallon plastic septic tank.