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fossa overflowing

Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:45 am

Urgent problem for me i think.my fossa is full and not draining away ,have emptied a bit of water out by bucket but need to get it pumped out so if theres a proper problem can get it fixed .does anyone know if the camara in olhao will do it or a recommend for company in east algarve that will do it , ( as usual its the weekend ) , never had problem before but worried that it might be blocked with roots from trees etc. trouble is ground so wet and clay. Another question bailing out the water I'm fishing out big grey " filters " are they supposed to float ,loads of them. thanks for any advice

 

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:21 pm

Quick search brought up these companies ,if it's urgent get in touch with one off them.

www.google.pt/search?s...impa+fossa

But :-Normally your local Câmara will also supply service, at to "filters" in fossa I personally have no idea ???


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:13 pm

thanks ingles ,trying to arrange something for monday with a contact number I've been given .Only urgent to me cos going back to uk , at the moment keeping eye on it being even more sensible about water use and can bail out in the meantime if need to : ) . Might try and contact camara monday if all else fails , good to know they may do it ,get something out of them for my council tax payment.. : )

 

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Re: fossa overflowing

Post Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:15 am

Olhao camera will do it, but if you are in a remote area with a narrow track their Ambiolhão vehicle may be too big. They charge around 90 euros. You may be better to ask at the local Junta de Freguesia. We did that a few years ago and they gave us the number of a local man who was very quick and efficient, and cheaper.

 

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Re: fossa overflowing

Post Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:26 pm

Thanks catbert ,when I have wheels again I'll nip into olhao or moncarapacho and see what i can find out .

 

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Re: fossa overflowing

Post Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:25 pm

Ok another question .had fossa pumped out wednesday looked empty from what i could see ,checked on it 48 hrs later and both chambers were at the same level before pumping .I really haven't used that much water honest and no obvious leaks that i know of , so if its seeping in from below is there any way i can find out about water levels underground .not sure if theres an aquifer near by I'm at the bottom of a "mountain " which probably does'nt help but didn't think we'd had that much rain

 

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Re: fossa overflowing

Post Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:47 pm

normally they are filled with water, which over time is replaced by solids. Additional water normally drains out through a set of perforated tubes, the "drainfeild" as solids settle in the main tank.
It's important not to leave the tank empty; it can easily be crushed from the external pressure. That depends on the details of course.

In your case, it seems drainage hasn't been taking place. And now there is reverse flow, most likely ground water is entering the perforated drain pipes and flowing backwards into the tank.


You really need to consult with a professional about this.

 

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