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Posted by I can't do that Dave on March 8, 2011, 4:20 pm
 
Hi almost All,

Thanks for the constructive suggestions.

I will try the pee in the cup idea and that should pretty much
parallel the food coloring test too.

I had already considered the leaky flapper so I turned the water off,
flushed the toilet, waited until it had settled and then "we" peed
serially. next morning, clear water.

I had also wondered about it being just my pee so we quarantined one
bathroom each. Nope, clear water next morning.

We eat very little processed foods, probably mayonnaise and ketchup
are about it so I doubt it is something we are eating. Besides our
food likes/dislikes and eating habits have not changed in years.

Perplexing stuff.

We do have low level Iron Bacteria in the water, but that has always
been there. The Bacteria is a good indication of a leaking flapper as
it will cause streaky red stains on the bowl over a few weeks. The
Bacteria is too fine to filter out even using a 1-Micron filter. I
have just (yesterday) put in a Dupont Carbon filter (PFC 8002) to see
if that changes anything.

Dave

Posted by I can't do that Dave on March 11, 2011, 6:53 pm
 
Thanks to all, problem resolved, no change in color with the pee in a
bucket of water got me started with the search. Long story.

About 3 months back SO decided to try some in-tank cleaners which were
clear as she did not like the blue ones. The packaging said, "safe for
all systems and Septic tanks," as master in charge of the Septic
system, I approved the installation.

After about two weeks, SO did not like the smell of the stuff which
was a bit Chlorine or Bleach smelling so we tossed them.

All was well for about two weeks then the pee began to clear as the
original problem I posted.

After the bucket and pee test showed it was not the water and I had
already tested for the flapper leaking and found it to be OK, I
removed the tank and pulled out the filler and the flapper assembly.
The rubber seal between the tank and flapper assembly was mushy like a
soft sponge, it was sticky to touch. Bingo the water was leaking
slowly into the bowl from that point. Obviously the seal washer
material was a different material to the filler seal washer and the
flapper as they were not affected.

I picked up a new flapper assembly from Wallys for under 4 bucks a
piece and installed them in both systems. Ahhhh, yellow pee again.
Welcome back.

So much for "safe for all systems and Septic tanks."

Thanks to everyone who helped.

Dave

Posted by m II on March 11, 2011, 9:27 pm
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"I can't do that Dave"  wrote in message

Thanks to all, problem resolved, no change in color with the pee in a
bucket of water got me started with the search. Long story.

About 3 months back SO decided to try some in-tank cleaners which were
clear as she did not like the blue ones. The packaging said, "safe for
all systems and Septic tanks," as master in charge of the Septic
system, I approved the installation.

After about two weeks, SO did not like the smell of the stuff which
was a bit Chlorine or Bleach smelling so we tossed them.

All was well for about two weeks then the pee began to clear as the
original problem I posted.

After the bucket and pee test showed it was not the water and I had
already tested for the flapper leaking and found it to be OK, I
removed the tank and pulled out the filler and the flapper assembly.
The rubber seal between the tank and flapper assembly was mushy like a
soft sponge, it was sticky to touch. Bingo the water was leaking
slowly into the bowl from that point. Obviously the seal washer
material was a different material to the filler seal washer and the
flapper as they were not affected.

I picked up a new flapper assembly from Wallys for under 4 bucks a
piece and installed them in both systems. Ahhhh, yellow pee again.
Welcome back.

So much for "safe for all systems and Septic tanks."

Thanks to everyone who helped.

Dave
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What are you using for a pee counter to know when to flush your septic
allowance in the home. I assume you have no vapor barrier in your home  and
do not live in an area that requires it.




mike


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Posted by LectronNuis on March 11, 2011, 11:49 pm
 REF:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.solar.thermal/msg/a8ecb12deffc9e3e?dmode=source
Gymmy Bob/JP Bengi/Janice/Joespi, cut bait with:

Others see the message Dave gave out on
your published stupidity. get some help in reading it.
    @@Maybe I should have asked for informed information.
    @@For your edification and enlightenment and fully endorsed by Federal
    @@and State Health Departments.
    @@http://www.thegreenlivingblog.com/green-tips/how-to-save-water-at-home

.. your follow-up underlines your
condition - not the sharpest chisel in the draw.
Even the Gugglers know to give you The Bird :-D

--


Ln


Posted by I can't do that Dave on March 12, 2011, 1:52 am
 
A block of wood cut in a triangle shape. It has the numbers one
through three on each face. When it is on one, you pee and turn it to
two. If it is on two you pee and turn it to three, if it is on three,
you pee then flush and turn it to one

Dave

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