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Old 07-28-2010, 02:56 PM   #16
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Wow. I thought it would be so simple!


In the end the only trapping I do is to keep the beavers down to a reasonable number so I still have a tree or two around here.
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Maybe I can rope them into working on my project?

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:21 PM   #17
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Ok...thats three tries to post something and my connection has kicked me off. Must be the beavers chewing on the lines again.

I was saying something funny, but I forget now.

Anyway. What I want to do now is simplify the whole thing and run the waste out separately from their respective positions into 2 tanks on eith side of the house. This way I can forget about the long run of under-slab pipe. ACTUALLY, what I want to do is run a pipe to my starving willow trees. I know the health concerns raised about grey water being released on the surface or sub surface, but there has never been a grey water related illness reported in North America. I asked my county if I could drain it into a mulch pit and they said no due to the detrimental effect I'd have on the land. I then asked them if I could spray herbicides, pesticides cut down every tree and completely clear my land of all living things. They said: "No problem". Without even seeing the irony in that.

Strange.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:25 PM   #18
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I know the health concerns raised about grey water being released on the surface or sub surface, but there has never been a grey water related illness reported in North America. I asked my county if I could drain it into a mulch pit and they said no due to the detrimental effect I'd have on the land. I then asked them if I could spray herbicides, pesticides cut down every tree and completely clear my land of all living things. They said: "No problem". Without even seeing the irony in that.
Haha that cracks me up
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:48 PM   #19
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So I'm at a loss now. If the standard procedure would be to run the pipe under the footing. That would mean if I had a holding tank buried 5 feet from the house, the entry point of the waste pipe into the tank would have to be somewhere in the range of 6-7' deep and the tank would have to be seated at at least another four feet below that for a relatively low profile tank. so now I would have to dig a hole 11'-12' deep. WOW!
Or am I way off base here?
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I assume you are going to get the tank pumped periodically, so why not put the tank in the basement? No freeze problems there.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:16 PM   #21
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Hi Daniel
No basement, 4' frost wall with a slab.

Right about now my bucketing of water seems like a better and better idea.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:00 PM   #22
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contact your local code people and ask them the minimum bury depth for your building drain. Sleeve your stem wall accordingly. You also need to calculate your pipe grade and fitting allowance from your furthest fixture to make sure it matches sleeve elevation. If in doubt you can set your sleeve a little lower.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:11 PM   #23
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I can't get them to return my calls! I'm nice and friendly and everything.
At some point they will have to deal with me because they may not be happy with what I have done with the pipes...but what can they say in the end?..they didn't answer my questions. So I had to do what I saw fit the situation.
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I'm going to give you some advice that will save you money and much aggravation. Hire a plumber. Anything that is under slab has to be pretty precise as to location of the risers. If you are off a couple inches it can screw everything up and necessitate hammering up the floor to fix.
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Hmmmm?
NHMaster....you might be right.
I'm always up for an adventure but something tells me I might spend too much time trying to make this work. It's too close to winter to be messing around!

Thanks everybody. I learned stuff. Thats always good.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:25 PM   #26
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I'm back.....I have the walls framed and now I need to refocus on the plumbing.

I "think" I have a pretty good grasp on the actual waste pipe config. The venting is a mystery to me though.

Any thoughts or good links?

Here is the floorplan so you can see what I'm talking about.
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