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Old 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

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Old 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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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...
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Yep, that was a rather large typo, 27 it is..............
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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.
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And a cubic yard of stone weighs 2500 lbs.
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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.

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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

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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.
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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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