Replace Drain Field? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Replace Drain Field?

The drain field on my septic system has failed. Can I just rent a compact backhoe, dig it up, replace the pipe, and cover with gravel?

Is this legal for a DIY project?


namderd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
Building and plumbing
USP45's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: farmville, VA
Posts: 244
Rewards Points: 150

No you can not just dig it up and replace the pipe. The reason is the ground is what absorbs the waste water. When a drainfield goes sour its because the ground has become completely saturated and simply will not take any more water. Also as a DYI most all counties want someone who is licensed in this area to preform the work as there are a lot of things to take into consideration. lay of the land, trees, city or well water, property lines and more.


USP45 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace tub's drain ring without removing tub? BradG Plumbing 12 03-17-2009 11:21 AM
The Bioswale, french drain, deck, drainage dilemma (long) seabright_sc Building & Construction 2 01-05-2008 03:37 PM
Severed septic drain field line tripower Plumbing 2 08-14-2007 01:05 PM
Washer drain peloncito Appliances 7 08-04-2007 12:56 AM
How to outline the 1 1/2" PVC drain froddan Plumbing 6 07-24-2007 03:15 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1