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Old 07-15-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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What would be the best way to drain my water softener ? I have a septic system. I was thinking of building a french drain with pea-gravel into the ground. Thx

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Old 07-16-2010, 12:31 AM   #2
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My water softeners have always been in my utility room with the washer & dryer since I built this house in 1977. It is on a standard septic system.
The softener regeneration discharge has always just been a long, smaller size black plastic flex hose just run over and stuck down into the washing machine drain standpipe going into the septic system.
Never had any trouble with any of it. Actually, I think that the softener disharge helps keep the washing machine drain cleaned out with the pressure.
A french drain may eventually plug up.
Good Luck!

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Old 07-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike, I appreciate the answers on my drainage problem. Sounds like some good ideas! Jerry
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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No sump pump in the crawlspace/basement to drain it too?
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