Started by dek0609, January 26, 2010, 09:57:46 AM
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Quote from: Squirl on January 28, 2010, 10:40:12 AMActually the 144 ft rule varies from each area. One county I found was 100, one was 200, one was 144, and mine I believe is 0. It is rarely enforced though. Interesting Woodsprite. I am about to go through the septic process in spring. The regulations for the permits in Otsego County call for a septic engineer to design and certify the system is built as designed. There is a list of about a dozen different engineers in the county. The NY inspection code has specific provisions and well defined definitions for composting toilets and gray water systems. I wish counties would know the laws that they are supposed to enforce. Although in fairness, most people I talk to try to get away with the humanure method with a bucket and that isn't even close to code. A code built composting system will probably cost as much if not more than a septic system, but just require less digging. Also the individual that runs woodhenge in the area ran into the same problem. I spoke to him about it at the PA energy fest. He said he got around it because there is a religious exemption affidavit built into the NY building code which can exempt you from septic systems and electrical inspections. He told me he posted it on his website. I just never went looking for it. I heard from others that have tried to build in your county that they are pretty hard on that subject.
Quote from: bmancanfly on February 10, 2010, 10:53:38 AMDo you mind if I ask how much the septic system cost? Could you break down the part i.e. 1)perc. 2)design 3) build ?
Quote from: bmancanfly on February 10, 2010, 06:26:04 PMUnreliable contractors - one of many reasons why I like to do all aspects of the job myself.