Some of you may recall I posted topic on Fosse Problems to which many of you very kindly responded with helpful suggestions.
You may recall my anger at being told "installation non conforme" given it was a new installation signed off my Veolia who are now saying it does not meet the required standards.
I said I would tackle the problem and report back.
First I went see an advocat who basically told me that Veolia put a clause in their contract which says we are not responsible for the design. In other words we can tell you its OK one year, tell you its crap the next but we do not accept any responsibility for anything that we do or say.
So litigation was out.
Then I went to see a "Fosse expert" to find out what was wrong but who basically ended up saying go and talk to Veolia.
So he was no use at all.
Finally, I decided to take the document and put it through, line by bloody line, the Google translator facility.
Apart from the fact that I think I found some errors in the original French text and it does not deal with the various French special characters, actually it was quite good but makes some really horrendous mistakes. It managed to translate:
a) "au sein d'une installation" into something to do with breasts!!! I am all in favour of breasts at any time but not down my fosse!!
b) It translated "la colmater" into "the plug" rather than correctly "to plug it".
One key point was that the grease trap had a lot of fat in it and needed cleaning urgently and I must do this every 6 months. So on with my heavy duty water and acid proof gloves open the trap to discover that there is less fat there then one might find after washing up a few dishes after a "big fry up!"
All experts are not that much use
Translate the document first before making a decision
Go to any decent DIY store and you will find products that will "de-grease" the grease trap and add functionality to the fosse.
Somebody posted it was all a load of nonsense, I didn't really believe them, but essentially they were right.
The only experts I need are the supporters and followers of SFN!