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Old 01-13-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Central, CT
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Ill assume you dont just have 20k for a system come spring or you wouldnt be asking. spetic company gave you a quote so seems its okay to put in a new system(large enough lot, water table low enough). I repeat...still a buyer's market, ask for the full 20k for a modern system. The seller can negotiate it or walk away...be willing to lose the house...you can always bid again if worse comes to worse.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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The rule of thumb is that a septic system has about a 30 year life span, although there are plenty of examples of systems lasting much longer than that. Since you are looking at a 40 + year system, it's totally appropriate to ask for a credit.
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