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Old 05-11-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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I have a pvc pipe 5/8" in diameter that is only 2" below grade going over a small garden trench that is a total of 5" below grade.

My question is how can I protect that pipe from not being broken by someone walking on it? I am open to filling up the trench but not sure how to reinforce it from the top and bottom.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 05-11-2017, 05:20 PM   #2
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I am open to filling up the trench but not sure how to reinforce it from the top and bottom.
Ayuh,.... Compacted native soil, below, 'n above,....
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bag of sac crete?
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Not the greatest set-up, but I'm not exactly sure how a pvc pipe covered in 2" of soil could be broken by being walked on. You could dig the pipe down to the 5" level of the other trench.
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Thanks for all of your suggestions. However, I am not clear how to compact soil without a compactor is there a way to do that manually since I don't have access to a machine for that purpose?
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Thanks for all of your suggestions. However, I am not clear how to compact soil without a compactor is there a way to do that manually since I don't have access to a machine for that purpose?
use slurry or sand, or water down your dirt as you backfill
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Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. I will definitely add some water.
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I am not clear how to compact soil without a compactor is there a way to do that manually since I don't have access to a machine for that purpose?
Ayuh,.... For the size of the fill we're talkin' 'bout,...
Hands, 'n feet will most probably do,....
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Or the end of a 2x4
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