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Old 06-25-2005, 01:03 AM
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Homemade Doggy do-do septic tank.

I've noticed little doggy do-do septic bins for dog waste in Cabela's and per supply stores and would like to make one.

The ones you buy are a plastic bin that you bury in the ground and has a lid, I could easily fabricate my own with a modified trash can or 5 gallon bucket. Where can I get the enzyme and what are some tips to keep it working?

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Old 06-27-2005, 07:58 PM
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MedMech,
We dug a hole in the ground, and put the septic stuff straight in the hole with some water and the waste. It works like a champ.

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Old 06-27-2005, 08:29 PM
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MedMech . . . uh, this is for your dogs, right?
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:42 PM
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MedMech . . . uh, this is for your dogs, right?
That's my story and I'm stickin to it, it's just so darn unsanitary to drop the dog crap in the woods. My 2 labs generate a 5 gallon bucket pretty fast.
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:52 PM
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Geez. what are you feeding them pups? My "boys" were twice a day poopers but bagging and trashing wasn't a chore. Now that we're down do one lab, it's a breeze.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:28 PM
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Geez. what are you feeding them pups? My "boys" were twice a day poopers but bagging and trashing wasn't a chore. Now that we're down do one lab, it's a breeze.

Iams 2 cups each 2 times a day, I don't know how more comes out but it sure seems like it.
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:14 PM
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We Dug

I like the way my son said we dug a hole. I dug a 7 foot hole 2 foot around covered it with a heavy metal plate After I stepped in it up to my crouch NOT FUNNY. We have a great Dane and 2 large Sheppard’s you can take them out in the hills for hours and they wont do there business till we get home. At least they all do it in the same patch so once a week I rake it all in the hole turn the hose on for 3 minutes every 6 weeks I add a little package of septic tank starter I was surprised how hard it was to find that stuff finally OSH had it. It is SO much better than the bloody 5 gallon buckets especially when it rains making a nice stew in your bucket and you know how bad it will smell when you dump it in the trash. You must dig a deep hole for it to work according to the compost site I learned about it from.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:11 AM
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Use the home septic tank?

If I was to make a capped access pipe, say 6", to the septic tank for the house would that work OK? Any posibility of upsetting the septic action by doing this.
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:01 AM
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I like the way my son said we dug a hole. I dug a 7 foot hole 2 foot around covered it with a heavy metal plate After I stepped in it up to my crouch NOT FUNNY.

LMAO

I have 2 labs the older one has 1 spot he uses and the other craps everywhere, I'm going to work on my doggy septic this weekend.

I am going to bury a 55 gallon plastic barrel with holes cut to provide drainage and a 8 inch PVC pipe coming out of the top. The top of the barrel will be below the frost line so I should be able to use it during the winter. I'm getting a timer thingy for my hose so that it will get the water it needs everyday.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:51 PM
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What is a frost line?

If you have clay or similar soil, shouldn't you dig some sort of rudimentary drain field? If you don't and you have real tight clay soil, I don't think your bacterial soup will have anywhere to go, even with the holes. Just a thought--I have watched way to much Bob Vila in the past.

All sand/gravel.
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:28 PM
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What is a frost line?
It's that part of the margaritta glass, just below the salt line.

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