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Rid-Ex Alternative for Your Septic Tank

Instead of using Rid-ex for a monthly solution for a septic tank - use baking soda and yeast and flush down the toilet.

By Natalie B.

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April 22, 20040 found this helpful

We use a package of yeast. It's a lot cheaper than that Rid X & does the same job!

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April 23, 20040 found this helpful

I was told by my septic tank man that the best thing is to dump a quart of butter milk down the drain about every 1-1/2 months. I have been doing that for years and had no problems.

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April 23, 20040 found this helpful

I would recommend that you don't use Ridex at all. It created a huge cake of "gunk" on top of my septic tank and made it back up. I had to have it pumped out. That is when I changed to buttermilk.

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April 28, 20040 found this helpful

Great idea! I've got yeast on my shopping list now. I hated the cost of Rid-X, just to flush away! I logged on to find out the ratio of yeast to baking soda, but if a pkg of yeast works too, that's great. I'm guessing it'd still be about once a month?

Thanks so much!!

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September 2, 20040 found this helpful

Are we talking about those small envelopes of dry Yeast?

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September 6, 20040 found this helpful

The yeast really works! And a whole lot cheaper!!

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July 5, 20050 found this helpful

The yeast and buttermilk are just eaten by the tank. But the baking soda does help to make the ph more to the liking of bacteria growth. unless your system has clogged before the bacteria that comes from your body is enough.

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July 30, 20050 found this helpful

Check out

http://septicdrain.com

you can see the diffrence that a well cared for tank

makes you gotta pump it before it fails!

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September 8, 20050 found this helpful

Do you put the yeast and/or buttermilk down the sink drain or in the toilet? What if you have 4 toilets.....does the one treatment work for all? Also, how much yeast and how much buttermilk do you use?

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January 10, 20060 found this helpful

I have a 1500 gallon septic tank... any idea of how much yeast and baking soda I need and how often to use it? Thanks

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September 29, 20060 found this helpful

my wife says bake a cake put it in septic

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March 5, 20070 found this helpful

How many packets of yeast vs. tablespoons of baking soda??? Help!

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March 7, 20070 found this helpful

ok so i am a new home homeowner. I used a gallon of buttermilk in my tank. how does this work exactly? i used spoiled buttermilk and the chunks it had. how can that be useful? i am confused in th is matter and all around. think i am stupid for asking. so can someone please help me understand? ty

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March 31, 20070 found this helpful

I use my local store brands liquid septic treatment.

Unlike the powder, it won't make a huge cake that

could back up the system.

The best bet is prevention though, do not use bleach

fabric softner,most drain cleaners.Make sure your

detergent is a bio degradable brand as well. some

common household cleaners will kill the bacteria which

is necessary to keep a septic tank flowing freely. I've

had mine for 15 years and I've never had mine

pumped once.

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February 19, 20080 found this helpful

The best thing to use in your septic tank is Roebic K-37. I have been using this products for years. Check out their web site to find it near you. www.roebic.com

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August 23, 20080 found this helpful

How much and what type of brewers yeast should I use?

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November 12, 20080 found this helpful

My Farmer told me to get the 4inch by 4inch cube of yeast from Costco/Sam's Club $2.50 and put it in toilet furthest away from septic tank and put 1/2 the cube in that toilet & flush twice, then put other half in other toilet bowl & flush once. Do this every other month even in wintertime .That's the treatment for my 1500 gallon septic. I get it pumped out every 5 years. Have been doing this for 20 years..Ridex has gotten too big for its britches' it costs 20.00 now for 6 doses of the liquid enzymes. Don't see where it works any better then what I am doing.

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November 18, 20080 found this helpful

Just had my aerobic system 1500 gal tank pumped today. My technician (very turst-worthy) also suggested to pour 1 gal buttermilk in - 1/time mo. He also said that Rid-X wouldn't suffice for the "bigger bugs".

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January 19, 20090 found this helpful

The septic take was fine, but after I flushed the yeast it backed up, coincidence?

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January 5, 20110 found this helpful

I have heard that the yeast is not the best solution and has that caking up problem. I found a product called Flush-it and have been using it for a while. Works great! There is a ton of information on their site including a comparison to Rid-Ex and other competitors.

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June 30, 20120 found this helpful

I put some DG home Septic Tank Treatment from Dollar General Store in my toilet when it wouldn't flush. I expected it to foam or do something visible, it didn't seem to do anything. It's inexpensive but does it work at all, anyone know?

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