Cost of septic tank and drain field??

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Tony, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.

    Thanks,

    Tony
     
    Tony, Feb 21, 2004
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    Dick Smyth Guest

    Not sure about the US , but here In Ontario ours cost about $5000 (and that
    was 7 years ago.) It's a big job.


    "Tony" <> wrote in message
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    > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Tony
    >
    >
     
    Dick Smyth, Feb 21, 2004
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    Tony Guest

    K, thanks....
    Dick Smyth <> wrote in message
    news:FKAZb.5397$...
    > Not sure about the US , but here In Ontario ours cost about $5000 (and

    that
    > was 7 years ago.) It's a big job.
    >
    >
    > "Tony" <> wrote in message
    > news:XDAZb.1412$...
    > > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Tony
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Tony, Feb 21, 2004
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    Brad Guest

    In article <XDAZb.1412$>,
    said...
    > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.


    In central New Jersey I paid over $30K for a 5 bedroom system just over a
    year ago. Depending on the engineering regulations in your area, clay
    usually means digging it all out and replacing it with "select fill."

    At the same time I paid just under $30K to replace a failed system on the
    house I was selling in the same town. That house was a 3-bedroom system.
    It was a mound system.
     
    Brad, Feb 21, 2004
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  5. Tony

    Tony Guest

    OUCH
    Brad <> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1aa0a8427c55e06d98bc64@news...
    > In article <XDAZb.1412$>,
    > said...
    > > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.

    >
    > In central New Jersey I paid over $30K for a 5 bedroom system just over a
    > year ago. Depending on the engineering regulations in your area, clay
    > usually means digging it all out and replacing it with "select fill."
    >
    > At the same time I paid just under $30K to replace a failed system on the
    > house I was selling in the same town. That house was a 3-bedroom system.
    > It was a mound system.
     
    Tony, Feb 21, 2004
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    Donald Gares Guest

    Tony wrote:

    > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Tony


    Can't really speak for Tennennsee, but if it is a clay type soil I would
    guess that you will need some type of a "sand fill" system. In rural SE
    Iowa they usually cost approximately $7,000 but I suspect they would be
    somewhat higher there as things are normally cheaper hear in the country.

    Don
     
    Donald Gares, Feb 21, 2004
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    SteveB Guest

    "Tony" <> wrote in message
    news:XDAZb.1412$...
    > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Tony
    >
    >


    Roughly speaking, it depends. A 2500 gallon tank will cost more than a 500
    gallon tank. A 200 square foot leach field will cost less than a 2000
    square foot leach field. Depends on access. Depends on soil. Depends on
    vegetation in the immediate area.

    But that is only roughly speaking.

    If you were to give some of the facts, perhaps we can provide some more
    accurate estimates.

    Steve
     
    SteveB, Feb 21, 2004
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    Iowa883 Guest

    I just built a new home 3 mo. ago out in rural Iowa. It is mostly clay. I
    had a complete setup done for $3500.
    Iowa883


    "Tony" <> wrote in message
    news:XDAZb.1412$...
    > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Tony
    >
    >
     
    Iowa883, Feb 21, 2004
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    SteveB Guest

    Does anyone else get this?

    Has anyone really done this, or just paid the price and never investigated
    the details?

    Q. How much does a septic tank and drain field cost?

    A. It depends on the size.

    Quoting that you paid $XXXX for YOUR job means NOTHING!

    How many gallons is the tank? How big is the leachfield?

    One guy gets a really good price on a HUGE tank and leachfield for a HUGE
    house. Another gets a much lower price for a TINY tank and leachfield for a
    TINY price. How do you figure who got the better deal? If you look only at
    the total price, you cannot determine anything.

    HTH

    Steve
     
    SteveB, Feb 21, 2004
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  10. Tony

    Brad Guest

    In article <ksBZb.1444$>,
    said...

    > Brad <> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.1aa0a8427c55e06d98bc64@news...
    > > In article <XDAZb.1412$>,
    > > said...
    > > > Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank and drain
    > > > field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is generally clay.

    > >
    > > In central New Jersey I paid over $30K for a 5 bedroom system just over a
    > > year ago. Depending on the engineering regulations in your area, clay
    > > usually means digging it all out and replacing it with "select fill."
    > >
    > > At the same time I paid just under $30K to replace a failed system on the
    > > house I was selling in the same town. That house was a 3-bedroom system.
    > > It was a mound system.

    >
    > OUCH


    Yeah, it still hurts just saying it. I bought over 1000 tons of sand in
    about 2 weeks' time for the two systems.
     
    Brad, Feb 21, 2004
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    Spud Guest

    Brad wrote:
    > In article <ksBZb.1444$>,
    > said...
    >
    >> Brad <> wrote in message
    >> news:MPG.1aa0a8427c55e06d98bc64@news...
    >>> In article <XDAZb.1412$>,
    >>> said...
    >>>> Hi, roughly speaking, what is the cost of having a septic tank

    and
    >>>> drain field installed. Location is Knoxville, TN, soil is
    >>>> generally clay.
    >>>
    >>> In central New Jersey I paid over $30K for a 5 bedroom system

    just
    >>> over a year ago. Depending on the engineering regulations in

    your
    >>> area, clay usually means digging it all out and replacing it

    with
    >>> "select fill."
    >>>
    >>> At the same time I paid just under $30K to replace a failed

    system
    >>> on the house I was selling in the same town. That house was a
    >>> 3-bedroom system. It was a mound system.

    >>
    >> OUCH

    >
    > Yeah, it still hurts just saying it. I bought over 1000 tons of

    sand
    > in about 2 weeks' time for the two systems.


    Yes $10.000 for sand on a lot that is nothing but sand just
    not state certified sand for a mound system $30K
     
    Spud, Feb 21, 2004
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