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Post by Chunksoft » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:14 pm

Hi guys

as always I expect you guys might be able to help

we have been quoted 800 euros for soil test to fit a new fosse (although we already have one) the Notaire has insisted that a regarde has to be fitted and no one will quote until a soil sample has been taken.

any advice would be really helpful.



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Post by Dragon » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:50 pm

Maybe they are playing safe........ie it would cost more if your garden is made up of Clay. ........because its a bitch to dig, .....................only a guess because i have never heard of a soil sample for a new fosse, ...
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Post by Chunksoft » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:08 pm

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Post by papasmurf » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:16 pm

€800? How deep a test bore are they intending to do?

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Post by Magnon » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:51 pm

800 euros is probably for the full feasibility study. I don't know if the authority is the SPANC where you are but you must have an equivalent. Assuming the drainage rate is the only thing that needs verification then you can tell them you will do it yourself and they should give you instructions as to how deep a hole you need to dig and how to determine the drainage rate. Other things that may be an issue and would be covered in the report are space availability, fall of the land, need for a lift pump, vertical filter or soakaway drains, proximity to your house, boundaries and neighbours and need for a grease trap - all these specs. have probably been tightened up since your last tank was fitted.

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Post by Chunksoft » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:02 pm

Sorry I should have been clearer we only need a quote for a Regarde but no one will give a quotation to fit a Regarde without a soil sample being taken.

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Post by papasmurf » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:26 pm

Excuse my ignorance but what is a Regarde in this context?

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Post by Hal » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:11 pm

A manhole cover.....so you can 'regarde' something normally unseen.

That seems expensive even for full SPANC feasibility study. Worth shopping around, I'd say.

As above, you can do your own soil test, it's just drainage rate normally. You usually need 75m of 'epandage' or soakaway, either one pipe, or a trident design....as long as it totals 75m.

Can you use your existing epandage system?

I imagine they just want you to upgrade to a larger fosse tank? What size is your current tank and how many bedrooms is it serving?

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Post by Hal » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:17 pm

Chunksoft wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Sorry I should have been clearer we only need a quote for a Regarde but no one will give a quotation to fit a Regarde without a soil sample being taken.
Weird! What is this regarde supposed to give you sight of?

Just tell them it's on light, loamy soil with some sand, they'll be out immediately. :lol:

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Post by Magnon » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:25 pm

I suspect some sort of mis-understanding if there's a Notaire involved :mrgreen:

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