Skip to comments.Does Rid-X work? (ultra vanity)
Posted on 09/15/2007 2:42:50 PM PDT by Mamzelle
Seeking ways to avoid stressing a delicate septic system.
Advice would be appreciated.
I’ve always wondered the same thing!
And I tend to believe him cus until he told us we used it religiously.
If you’re down to one sheet of tissue... try using only a half.
From the guy who cleaned out our septic tank NO it doesn’t.
And I tend to believe him cus until he told us we used it religiosly. It didn’t seem to make any difference
I don’t know about older septic systems, but my newer one (it’s more of a mini treatment plant, by Norweco) doesn’t need anything like that... just don’t dump tons of bleach or other junk into it.
Well Mamzelle, you came to the right place.
Here’s what you do. Rid-X won’t hurt anything. It doesn’t help but feel free to throw your money away.
Yes, get special toilet paper. Don’t need RV stuff...we use Scotts...one thousand sheets per roll and says “safe for septic systems”. Used it at our old house with a septic system and here. Available at most stores.
Now...here’s the secret...”IF IT’S YELLOW LET IT MELLOW; IF IT’S BROWN, FLUSH IT DOWN”
Put a trash can next to the toilet and tell all females to depost their toilet paper there after use. Get a trash can with a lid to avoid smells.
I do laundry once a month. Buy everybody a whole bunch of underwear and socks and tell them when the laundry will be done...NO EXCEPTIONS.
Be cognizant of shower and dishwasher usage.
I love septic systems. Treated right, they are the way God meant it to be. All the squirrels, deer, birds and bugs on the planet poop and pee right into the ground. A septic drain field makes your grass and flowers grow.
Tell that to the enviro-wackos.
as someone in rural Maine who has been on the recieving end of a bad septic system, I will give you my two cents..
If you add that to the tank, it may break down the sludge in the tank as advertised but the sludge will particulate into small pieces and clog up your pipes in the leech field. This obviously creates an even worse problem. My advice, pump the tank once every two years depending upon size of the tank and how many in the household.
However, a few years ago, I wanted to get rid of the flesh from a deer's head so that I would have a nice pretty skull for display. I put the head in a garbage can full of water and Rid-x. The flesh was completely gone (skin, hair, muscle, cartilage, everything) in just a couple of weeks. Rid-x did a much better job than maggots.
So, I think maybe Rid-x does work.
Huh! Interesting. Thanks.
One way to avoid stress on your system is to limit the amount of water that flows through it. The more liquids that it has to handle, the shorter the time that solids suspended in that liquid are in the tank(s) to break down. As such, low flow toilets and shower heads are recommended. Also, washing one load of laundry a day is much better for your system than having a “wash day.” Another thing to consider is a lint trap on the outflow of your clothes washer, as synthetic fibers in many fabrics do not break down in the tank at all and help clog drain fields over time.
Have you considered a change in diet perhaps?
Sorry, couldn't help myself :)
LOL—I know the topic question would provide a great line for a ba-da-bing. But you-know-what happens. And FReepers really know their you-know-what...
The biggest clogger of septics is the polyester fibers from your washing machine. They do not break down. Put a secondary filter on the washer line and check it every 2-3 months.
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