B.E.S.T. in my septic

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B.E.S.T. in my septic

Postby Jaeger111 » Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:27 pm

I was wondering if B.E.S.T./iodophor is safe to put down my drains and into my septic system? has anybody talked to a septic company (or other drainage professional) about this? thanks
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Not the best idea

Postby cyto » Sat Nov 17, 2001 7:55 am

I have a septic tank (and a cell biology degree) and don't do it. Under the right conditions it wouldn't be harmful (a little won't hurt) but I don't like to take chances with bacterial colonies. If you put it in it will kill bacteria, the question is if it will kill enough to inhibit the normal activity. If you have to, dilute it with lots of water. I dump mine on my asphalt driveway and spray with water, it's never stained it.
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"normal activity"?

Postby Jaeger111 » Sat Nov 17, 2001 3:05 pm

what is the normal activity of a septic tank? (i smell a conspiracy).

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Bacterial feeding frenzy

Postby cyto » Sun Nov 18, 2001 10:56 am

Bacteria feeding on, and breaking down, the unmentionable stuff in there. If the bacteria can't work well then the tank fills up with solids faster and has to be pumped sooner. Flushing a starter (like Rid Ex)once in a while helps.
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wow...good to know (NT)

Postby Jaeger111 » Sun Nov 18, 2001 1:39 pm

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