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09-03-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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## Replacing my weeping tile around my foundation

Have dug up my foundation and replaced my weeping tile(big o) I just don't know how to figure out how much gravel I need to order to cover the new weeping tile

09-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #2
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I have no idea what your own local code requires, much less where you're even located, but HERE you're required to place a minimum of 12" of clear stoen next to and above the draintile. For the actual yardage of stone, you'll have to do the math: Length x width x height = X cubic feet. There are 27 cubic feet per yard of material......

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09-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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 Originally Posted by jomama45 I have no idea what your own local code requires, much less where you're even located, but HERE you're required to place a minimum of 12" of clear stoen next to and above the draintile. For the actual yardage of stone, you'll have to do the math: Length x width x height = X cubic feet. There are 2 cubic feet per yard of material......
Make that 27 cubic feet per cubic yard of material...

 09-04-2012, 05:35 PM #4 Concrete & Masonry   Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 3,488 Rewards Points: 636 Yep, that was a rather large typo, 27 it is..............
 09-12-2012, 01:31 PM #5 Member   Join Date: Mar 2011 Location: As always..beside myself. Posts: 4,226 Rewards Points: 2,000 Typically, one does not put flooring tile around your foundation. I suppose you could if you like, but your money for flooring tile is best put to use inside the house. Weeping tile is commonly known as drain pipe.
 09-12-2012, 02:05 PM #6 Member   Join Date: May 2012 Location: Sarasota,Florida Posts: 2,962 Rewards Points: 3,824 And a cubic yard of stone weighs 2500 lbs.
 09-12-2012, 04:03 PM #7 Member     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Latitude 45.057 Longitude -93.074 Posts: 4,080 Rewards Points: 2,650 creeper - Those are not floor tile. Tile for drainage is usually buried below the floor level and run to daylight or a sump for removal. It depends where you are from when it comes to names. The first french drains and many on golf courses today do not use any kind of pipe/conduit. There more many thousands of acres of agricultural land that are still in service after 60 or 70 years that where made using open jointed clay tile or concrete pipes (about 12" long x 4" diameter). The water was intended to weep into the unsealed joints and provide a uniform soil moisture. The "big O" is just a cheap slotted, flexible pipe that has many problems because the internal ridges the encourage settlement and flexibility is a source a stoppage when the plugs eventually get clogged. The advent of the "stocking", which can also cause plugging made a convenient package for DIYers since it is easy to sell and inventory. Hands down, the best pipe to use for a dewatering "french drain" is perforated (holes downward) and the unperforated to transport water away. Dick
 09-12-2012, 04:41 PM #8 Member   Join Date: Mar 2011 Location: As always..beside myself. Posts: 4,226 Rewards Points: 2,000 Ha Ha My post is in response to someone else who thought it was flooring tile. I guess a mod removed it because they provided a link to a flooring store. So now I look like the dufus. Thats what I get for being sarcastic. I better start using the quote button more To the mod that left me holding the bag: Don't count on me to press the little red button anymore. Last edited by creeper; 09-12-2012 at 06:18 PM.
 09-13-2012, 02:54 PM #9 Bombastic Idiot     Join Date: Aug 2012 Location: Mesquite, Texas Posts: 761 Rewards Points: 500 creep, if you wanted to make the floor of the trench look nice, you could ... The original drainage tiles used by Mr French were roofing tiles, you've turned the concept completely upside down! quote button's nice, unless you quote wrong person, then I... uh...one looks quite the dufus. And can't blame mod or no one else. __________________ Measure twice, cut once. Look at the nail, not the hammer. Watch the fence, not the blade. If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.
09-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #10
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 Originally Posted by notmrjohn creep, if you wanted to make the floor of the trench look nice, you could ... The original drainage tiles used by Mr French were roofing tiles, you've turned the concept completely upside down! quote button's nice, unless you quote wrong person, then I... uh...one looks quite the dufus. And can't blame mod or no one else.
Once bitten, twice shy, hence the reason for quoting you...Speaking of quotes

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Gentleman: Of course Mr French's roofing tiles were always clogging up. Everybody knows that in order to properly install the floor of a trench one must use Allure vinyl peel and stick planks and not tiles

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