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2013-04-09 11:24:51 AM  
I would hate to be anywhere within a mile of that place... bet their neighbors were PISSED.
 
2013-04-09 12:38:03 PM  
cat 3 shiat storm
 
2013-04-09 12:52:20 PM  
I'm not a plumber, nor have I ever owner property with a septic tank, but I didn't think that a septic tank held pressure.
 
2013-04-09 12:56:23 PM  

BlissKitchen: I'm not a plumber, nor have I ever owner property with a septic tank, but I didn't think that a septic tank held pressure.


I was thinking the same thing.
 
2013-04-09 01:04:03 PM  

lappyx86: BlissKitchen: I'm not a plumber, nor have I ever owner property with a septic tank, but I didn't think that a septic tank held pressure.

I was thinking the same thing.


Nor would it be that deep in the ground that they only just hit it with what appears to be 50'+ of pipe. The water's grayish because of the soil.
 
2013-04-09 01:09:27 PM  
the ending was a real treat... just when you thought you knew what to expect from the video, POW.  right in the ding-ding.
 
2013-04-09 01:30:23 PM  

Theaetetus: lappyx86: BlissKitchen: I'm not a plumber, nor have I ever owner property with a septic tank, but I didn't think that a septic tank held pressure.

I was thinking the same thing.

Nor would it be that deep in the ground that they only just hit it with what appears to be 50'+ of pipe. The water's grayish because of the soil.


Came here to say subby has never seen a well dug before,  leaving satisfied.
 
2013-04-09 01:34:35 PM  

WrathOfCaan: Theaetetus: lappyx86: BlissKitchen: I'm not a plumber, nor have I ever owner property with a septic tank, but I didn't think that a septic tank held pressure.

I was thinking the same thing.

Nor would it be that deep in the ground that they only just hit it with what appears to be 50'+ of pipe. The water's grayish because of the soil.

Came here to say subby has never seen a well dug before,  leaving satisfied.


True. But that said, the video is hilarious.
 
2013-04-09 01:48:10 PM  
I gotta wonder where all that mud went.... was what, four or five hundred gallons at least?
 
2013-04-09 01:50:04 PM  
OK, so we're all agreed that they didn't hit a septic tank, but what did they hit?
 
2013-04-09 01:58:00 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: OK, so we're all agreed that they didn't hit a septic tank, but what did they hit?


Their own stupidity.
 
2013-04-09 02:08:50 PM  
Water line? Also the well drilling equipment Ive seen is about 5x the size of that little machine.
 
2013-04-09 03:03:06 PM  
Modern day three stooges.


/ ynuk ynuk ynuk
 
2013-04-09 03:21:52 PM  
Who films themselves digging a well? Maybe it's the quality of the video, but the mud seems to disappear as it hits the ground and somehow completely misses the digging equipment and the camera.
 
2013-04-09 04:15:52 PM  
Does anyone have an alternate link? Big Bro is at it again.
 
2013-04-09 04:23:00 PM  

ABQGOD: Who films themselves digging a well? Maybe it's the quality of the video, but the mud seems to disappear as it hits the ground and somehow completely misses the digging equipment and the camera.


Are you saying that Big Poop is involved in some sort of cover-up?
 
2013-04-09 04:23:26 PM  
Not 100% but I would say we are looking at a flexible well casing that is being ejected by ground water pressure. Though I can't say that I've seen that kind of pressure at shallow a depth. As this is a new well the water will be silty till it settles down from the drilling process. Then again looks like Europe so anything goes.
 
2013-04-09 05:33:38 PM  
They didn't hit a septic tank, they made their own artesian well. There's a few of those where I live. At a guess the place this happened was near a big hill or mountain.

Still funny, but needs to be Benny-Hillified for maximum funny though.
 
2013-04-09 06:40:01 PM  
WTF is up with the admins/mods this week. They greenlight this and that other pretentious film student crap this week.

/yes...all butthurt...
 
2013-04-09 07:42:50 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: OK, so we're all agreed that they didn't hit a septic tank, but what did they hit?


His nuts
 
2013-04-09 10:15:23 PM  

Hipjoint: Not 100% but I would say we are looking at a flexible well casing that is being ejected by ground water pressure. Though I can't say that I've seen that kind of pressure at shallow a depth. As this is a new well the water will be silty till it settles down from the drilling process. Then again looks like Europe so anything goes.


The depth wasn't that shallow.  That was at least 50 feet of pipe the water pushed up out of the ground, maybe more.

lappyx86: BlissKitchen: I'm not a plumber, nor have I ever owner property with a septic tank, but I didn't think that a septic tank held pressure.

I was thinking the same thing.


Hell, septic tanks don't hold that much liquid. That's what a well looks like when you first hit - the sudden release of pressure stirs up silt and sends it up through the pipe with the water.
 
2013-04-09 10:34:51 PM  
Not even close to a septic, but I did cringe for a bit.  One summer, many moons ago, I managed a campground in the Rocky Mountains.  It was right on the side of a smallish mountain and had two shower houses, one higher up the hill than the other.  Got complaints about the toilets backing up, investigated and found that parts of the old clay sewer pipes, the ones going up/down the hill had been replaced with PVC pipe some years before.  I could see the clean-out tube sticking up at the bottom of the property.  Turns out the lower, mostly horizontal clay sewer pipe had not been replaced and had collapsed.

A high school kid that I'd hired as a summer helper had a friend tagging along with him that day who thought he'd take on the problem of getting the cap off that clean-out pipe.  Odd - it seemed like someone had glued it on, so he banged on it with a hammer or log or something.  To give credit where it's due, he got the cap off...

and half a mountainside of sewer pipe tubing emptied a fountain of shiat than rained right down on him, standing as he was right downhill of the clean-out tube.

/TSB
 
2013-04-09 10:49:29 PM  
Thats the drill slurry subtard.
 
2013-04-09 11:50:46 PM  
I had an incident with a septic tank about 6 months ago that *could* have ranged from "ewww" to "dammit!" to "Fark Headline."

The septic system here is a two-tank sort and about 100 years old. It has a big pump-out pipe standing in the middle of the lawn cleverly disguised by having a birdbath on top of it. That started overflowing, I had it pumped out, that worked for two weeks and then it started again. The pipe between the two tanks was clogged. The only way to fix that is to dig out the hatch on top of the tank and use a fishtape to unclog it.

So I dig down, find the top of the tank, and dig around some more until I find the square concrete hatch. I'm standing on the hatch, clearing the hole a bit around it so I don't get a lot of dirt falling in the tank...

*Not thinking that the overflowing standpipe made a 5-6' column of water -above- the top of the tank putting a lot of pressure on things*

I stepped out of the hole and as soon as my weight wasn't on the hatch there was a loud "BLUP!" and the hole filled with sewage.

The consequences could have ranged from:

A) poop up to my knees
B) the square hatch could have fallen in, and then what am I going to do? Cast a new concrete hatch?
C) I could have gone in with it.
 
2013-04-10 12:41:56 AM  

maxheck: B) the square hatch could have fallen in, and then what am I going to do? Cast a new concrete hatch?


Uh, pretty much the only option at that point unless you hire a sewer guy to lift the old one out with a crane.

I had to cast a new lid for a broken cistern cover a few years ago.  It's surprisingly not that difficult.  Get some rebar, box out a mold, and use the right kind of sakrete and you can make your own in an afternoon.  Let it sit for a few days to set and you're gold as long as you aren't stacking 1400 tons of dirt on top of it.
 
2013-04-10 01:56:31 AM  
Lsherm:

maxheck: B) the square hatch could have fallen in, and then what am I going to do? Cast a new concrete hatch?

Uh, pretty much the only option at that point unless you hire a sewer guy to lift the old one out with a crane.

I had to cast a new lid for a broken cistern cover a few years ago. It's surprisingly not that difficult. Get some rebar, box out a mold, and use the right kind of sakrete and you can make your own in an afternoon. Let it sit for a few days to set and you're gold as long as you aren't stacking 1400 tons of dirt on top of it.


And that's what I would have done if it had come to it... I've done concrete work before. Would have been a major "dammit" though, the hatch was about 3x3' square at the top and beveled, so I'd have to measure everything, miter plywood for the mold, frame it all together, well, you of all people know. As it was I had to hammer-drill two concrete anchors and make a new handle for it because the existing one that was cast into it broke as I was pulling it out. I am quite glad that that was all it took, given the other (ahem) crap I had to deal with.
 
2013-04-10 02:18:22 AM  
Lsherm:

I'm glad that I didn't have to think about this because it didn't happen that way, but now that I *am* thinking about it...

Cheap and lazy as I am, had it happened, I probably would have gone septic-tank spelunking. I had a submersible pump that I used to drain the hole + 2' to reach the pipe I had to fish out, so I guess I could have just run the pump for a day or two and emptied the entire tank, climbed in, hooked the fallen hatch to a come-along and pulled it out.

Thankfully it didn't come to that, but I can see why "city water and sewer" is a selling point in real estate.
 
2013-04-10 01:54:12 PM  

maxheck: Lsherm:

I'm glad that I didn't have to think about this because it didn't happen that way, but now that I *am* thinking about it...

Cheap and lazy as I am, had it happened, I probably would have gone septic-tank spelunking. I had a submersible pump that I used to drain the hole + 2' to reach the pipe I had to fish out, so I guess I could have just run the pump for a day or two and emptied the entire tank, climbed in, hooked the fallen hatch to a come-along and pulled it out.

Thankfully it didn't come to that, but I can see why "city water and sewer" is a selling point in real estate.


Well that would really suck.
 
2013-04-10 05:55:12 PM  

maxheck: Lsherm:

I'm glad that I didn't have to think about this because it didn't happen that way, but now that I *am* thinking about it...

Cheap and lazy as I am, had it happened, I probably would have gone septic-tank spelunking. I had a submersible pump that I used to drain the hole + 2' to reach the pipe I had to fish out, so I guess I could have just run the pump for a day or two and emptied the entire tank, climbed in, hooked the fallen hatch to a come-along and pulled it out.

Thankfully it didn't come to that, but I can see why "city water and sewer" is a selling point in real estate.


Caution must be used when attempting that sort of thing.  Im no expert but I grew up in Florida where septic tanks were common.  Every year we would read about  someone who fell into a tank and died from the fumes.  Methane I think.
 
2013-04-10 06:11:24 PM  

pdee: Caution must be used when attempting that sort of thing.  Im no expert but I grew up in Florida where septic tanks were common.  Every year we would read about  someone who fell into a tank and died from the fumes.  Methane I think.


Hydrogen Sulfide.  Google "hydrogen sulfide poisoning" and you'll get a few hits from people who died last year near manure pits.  The gas stis real low against the ground, especially when it's cooler, and it can kill you in under 30 seconds.
 
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