It cost 250 bucks to clean out my septic tank!
Then I dug out the bigger manhole cover. I was thankful it was only a foot or so of gravel on top. Some Septic tanks are deep, like my fathers, which is 3 and a half feet deep to get to the top of the tank. Then, we pulled on the manhole cover handle. It broke off. We finally got the cover off with a pick, and then he done his job.
One job of digging out the port for cleaning, left me with 2 new jobs. I put a new handle on the manhole cover with some aircraft strength wire. The cover alone must weight 50 lbs. I then cut an inch off the pipe leading into the tank. This would allow for more room for the toilet paper to drop in the tank, without rubbing against the baffle.
I covered the tank, and now am good for 3 years. I put an indicator on top to find where the hole is, in years to come. I found the price to clean out my tank expensive. Some regions pay around 190 dollars to clean it out. It is for, about a half hour to 45 minutes of work. Maybe I am in the wrong business. I will give up being an author, and become, a septic tank guru. Have a great day, Till then..