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How often does a residential septic system really need to be pumped out?

I'm getting conflicting opinions on how often a septic system needs to be pumped, and pumping isn't cheap. My current system is about ten years old, and it's been mostly just me using it. I've heard of other low-use households that have been pumped maybe once in 30 years. Conventional wisdom seems to be thus: pump every 3 years or so or risk anything from a bad smell to a total system wipeout and replacement. Is that for real? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Jun 30, 2014 - 25 answers

Can I visit the US and not jeopardize my tax status?

Help me with a "24 hour rule" in regards to expat taxes and being in transit. [more inside]
posted by drstein on Jun 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Does a learner's permit allow the accompanying passenger to be impaired?

When a learner's permit requires the presence of a fully licensed driver as a passenger, is that requirement satisfied even if that passenger is too impaired to drive? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Nov 19, 2011 - 15 answers

If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it?

If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Rush Push Lush Bush Hush

Other than, "It just is!", how do you explain to someone the pronunciation rule for: bush/push versus hush/lush/rush where the ush is pronounced differently.
posted by querty on Oct 6, 2010 - 35 answers

Does "maxiumum occupancy" in short term condo rental apply to weekend guests?

Does "maxiumum occupancy" in short term (2 months) condo rental apply to weekend guests? We're renting a condominium in Florida for 2 months. The rental agreement states that the maximum occupancy is 6 (three bedroom unit). We are a family of 6. My daughter would like to invite a couple of friends for a weekend (overnight guests), which would bring the number to 8 for two nights. Would this break the condo rules? What if they stay a week? If it's not permitted, are they allowed to have dinner with 8 people eating in the unit?
posted by kirsti on Sep 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Law/Rule/Phrase/Principle

What's the name of the internet rule/law/principle that goes something like 'Whenever you pedantically correct someone on the internet that correction will have an error itself'?
posted by eurasian on Aug 9, 2010 - 9 answers

What's the difference between a law and an apartment rule?

My roommate sees no difference between Laws and Apartment Rules. I am flabbergasted and confused. Help set him (and myself) right! [more inside]
posted by rebent on Apr 18, 2010 - 29 answers

The Rule of Threes

What are some things that come in threes? [more inside]
posted by hpliferaft on Mar 26, 2010 - 89 answers

No, I'm NOT $300 over my shopping budget!

I'd like to get more out of Mint.com, but can't figure out how to do what I'd like to do. The crux of the problem is that Mint.com mistakenly identifies some of my recurring monthly expenses as being payments to Marshall's (the store). Payments that Mint.com assumes are to Marshall's are actually to more than one payee, and the Rules feature doesn't seem to be customizable enough to handle that. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Apr 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Sports exceptions?

Examples of sports situations where a player should do something he would normally never do? [more inside]
posted by null terminated on Jan 19, 2009 - 47 answers

IT staffing ratios: how many foos per bar?

Need a metric/rule-of-thumb for IT staffing. Like, X people on helpdesk for every Y users, X admins per Y servers, etc. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Apr 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Outlook Express, tell me you're good for something...

Calling all Outlook Express Gurus: How do I create a rule so that when I put messages in a particular folder, they automatically get a response specific to that folder? [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx on Apr 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Graphic Designer's Weird Terminology

Why is a horizontal or vertical line in graphic design called a "rule"? [more inside]
posted by robhuddles on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

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