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    • #278459
      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers
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        I have lived in house with seperate drain field for washing machine for over 20 years. About 2 years ago we got a new machine which has the automatic lint empty feature (as all new machines seam to have)and now I am having trouble with the drain backing up. I guess it is due to the lint going into the field. What can I due to open the field and how can I prevent it from happening.

        Thanks
        Vern

      • #298556
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          The back up is most likely caused by the gradual build-up of lint, soap scum and organic wastes in the pipelines. This is a common problem that can be easily solved by the use of Bacteria Concepts’ DB-X100.

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        • #298557
          Avatar photoJohn Abbott
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            I have the same problem. Does anyone out there, other than salesman, have experience with these products. I’ve already dumped $50 worth of various products “down the drain” with NO relief.
            If I decide to dig up existing pipe, will “turning over the rocks” with a backhoe be adequate to clean the bed(it’s 5′ 25′ 4′ deep.)

          • #298558
            Avatar photoSylvanLMP
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              Keep the HELL away from CHEMICALS
              Here is a little trick that can save you a life time of CHEMICAL dependency. Use a womans nylon stocking on your washing machine discharge hose. This will TRAP the lint from going down your drain. Of course you can use a larger screen if needed BUT adding “chemicals” to a laundry dischage line IMHO is throwing your money down the drain litterly.
              Remember Bleach kills most bacteria GOOD as well as bad and the more laundry/flushing you do the more these “chemicals” get diluted. Most chemical reactions take lots and lots of time DUH and using a simple screen takes minutes and is so much cheaper PLEASE read this Article. Thank you
              http://www.masterplumbers.com/plumbing/plumbviews/chemicals.html



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