Doing some outside remodeling. Tore out the old wheel chair ramp from the previous owner, we're reclaiming the majority of the wood for our chicken coop. This uncovered the old Cesspool 100%, it was previously only half covered by the ramp structure. The house has a septic system now, installed when my neighbors mother lived here. It's apparently pretty close to the house I guess, because the 4" PVC clean out pipe/stack, is about 30" from the foundation. My neighbor, couldn't recall exactly how far out from the house, that the tank is buried. Anyone have any insight on how a clean out pipe is laid out, in relation to the actual tank itself? Like, would it be straight down to the tank, or would/could there be a run of pipe, parallel to the ground, then in to the tank, would there be any reason to do that?
The Cesspool had an old concrete pad that covered it, my neighbor who lived here as a kid said they used to bail it out every springs with rope and pales. He said it was his "favorite job to do" Apparently the structure that supported the concrete cover, partially collapsed, so someone just drug the cover about 20ft away and left it there (we just moved it with my neighbors 4020, way to big for the 870), it's about 4ftx5ft and easily 6" thick. They poured a new cover with a steel lid, or purchased one preformed (most likely now that I think about it), and threw it over the top of it, rather then permanently filling it in. Why the hell wouldn't you just fill the thing in? You can clearly see the entrance tile is collapsed. Would there be any reason that the exit (liquid overflow) of this Cesspool, would be tied into the newer septic system? Perspective, the crushed entrance tile, is facing east (towards the house obviously), the exit pipe, is facing due west. The new septic tank is (i'm guessing), between this and the house, which is a span of about 20ft to the edge of the brick.
Would you just fill this in? I have the dirt piles to do it. That standing water in the pics, is our water table basically.