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Posted: 7/31/2009 2:43:30 PM
I always used Rid-X every couple of months for our septic system but my buddy says they just flush yeast down the toilet and that's about the same thing as Rid-X. True??
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Posted: 7/31/2009 2:53:47 PM
Waste degradation is a natural process (consider the human digestive system).
Naturally occurring bacteria will take care of it.
You should not need any additives in a septic system.
RidX is a marketing ploy.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:07:05 PM
Originally Posted By guessn:
Waste degradation is a natural process (consider the human digestive system).
Naturally occurring bacteria will take care of it.
You should not need any additives in a septic system.
RidX is a marketing ploy.


But it's so fun to flush it (and apparently my money) down the toilet.

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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:12:05 PM
Originally Posted By XMM:
Originally Posted By guessn:
Waste degradation is a natural process (consider the human digestive system).
Naturally occurring bacteria will take care of it.
You should not need any additives in a septic system.
RidX is a marketing ploy.


But it's so fun to flush it (and apparently my money) down the toilet.



We haven't added anything similar in 24 years and have had no issues w/ a family of 3. Stop spending money on Rid-X and take the fam out to dinner instead
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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:17:16 PM
The guy who pumped out my septic recommended against using anything, and said that some of the additives cause more harm than good. He did say that if I chose to add anything, it should be plain yeast.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:19:54 PM
over on another forum this comes up couple times a year.. EVERY time one plumber says it works and you should do it, another says waste of money nature will take care of itself..

So just so manythings - if you think it helps and want the peace of mind flush away... If you can sleep at night my not using it go ahead.. LOL

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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:20:20 PM
+1 on the plain yeast.

True that most of the time it is not needed in a system that is regularly used. If you don't use your system much...say a 2nd home or other property where it gets little use, then you might want to add it due to shortage of "man made" yeast.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:32:11 PM
Originally Posted By xinflt:
+1 on the plain yeast.

True that most of the time it is not needed in a system that is regularly used. If you don't use your system much...say a 2nd home or other property where it gets little use, then you might want to add it due to shortage of "man made" yeast.



So, I mean are we talking plain old yeast like the stuff in the baking aisle at the grocery store, or what?


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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:41:47 PM

Originally Posted By A-Rob:
The guy who pumped out my septic recommended against using anything, and said that some of the additives cause more harm than good.

My guy said the same thing.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:45:31 PM
Mine said RidX was bad too.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 3:58:02 PM
Originally Posted By XMM:
Originally Posted By xinflt:
+1 on the plain yeast.

True that most of the time it is not needed in a system that is regularly used. If you don't use your system much...say a 2nd home or other property where it gets little use, then you might want to add it due to shortage of "man made" yeast.



So, I mean are we talking plain old yeast like the stuff in the baking aisle at the grocery store, or what?



After all, there is so much sugar in the waste for the yeast to live on...

The only thing needed is stuff that passed through thte human gut.

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Posted: 7/31/2009 4:01:16 PM
Dude, something like 1/3 of your shit is bacteria and bacterial waste.
That little bit of rid-ex cannot compete with that, nor could the yeast you flush.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 4:06:39 PM
Originally Posted By XMM:
I always used Rid-X every couple of months for our septic system but my buddy says they just flush yeast down the toilet and that's about the same thing as Rid-X. True??


The only thing yeast does is convert sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol. It doesn't do anything to shit.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 4:51:38 PM
My kids have been at the same house (7 person household) for about seven years. The septic has never needed anything done to it. We used to use Rid X (when I lived there) now and then, but it appears that it's setup to process just fine without it, since none has been added for at least 3 years.
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Posted: 7/31/2009 6:21:15 PM
Originally Posted By BDeauman:
Originally Posted By XMM:
Originally Posted By guessn:
Waste degradation is a natural process (consider the human digestive system).
Naturally occurring bacteria will take care of it.
You should not need any additives in a septic system.
RidX is a marketing ploy.


But it's so fun to flush it (and apparently my money) down the toilet.



We haven't added anything similar in 24 years and have had no issues w/ a family of 3. Stop spending money on Rid-X and take the fam out to dinner instead

And be sure to remind the clan whilst munching down at The Burger Barn that their good fortune and tasty night on the town is all due to your fine, naturally degrading septic system ... nom ... nom ... nom ....
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Posted: 7/31/2009 6:27:23 PM
this thread makes me hungry for some fresh baked bread
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