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Old 04-17-2015, 08:38 AM   #16
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Ok, i am revisiting this project. It got put on the side burner for a while but again its causing issues. My front yard is always wet because of it draining. I am also revisiting because I noticed the piping has a leak in it at a joint.

I had the Township Road Manager come by and check out my options for drainage. He kept trying to steer me away from continuing my current run and cutting into the road gutter and having it drain onto the road gutter. First off their are Fioptic cables in the way, Ice damns in the winter, and he also mentioned Id have to dig really far down because of the slope of my front yard.

He suggested I run it out to the back side of my property, but that area also stays wet.

Anyone have any ideas on ways I can get this to drain and not keep my yard a swamp?



Standing on the road looking at drain


This kind of shows the front slope.



Standing where pipe comes out of house, He suggested run it out to this field.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:50 AM   #17
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Would this be something I could look into doing, but only on a smaller scale?

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Old 04-17-2015, 12:58 PM   #19
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It looks like you have a slope in the front yard. Step up to 3 or 4 inch drain pipe and bury it deeper. Have one end exit about 10 feet above the sidewalk. You'll have to figure out how much slope to dig into the trench. Let gravity drain the pipe.

The larger pipe will allow for air to get behind the water and drain the pipe completely.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:03 PM   #20
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Ayuh,... In this picture, how does the land lay, goin' away from center circle, from 1 o'clock, to 3 o'clock, 'n points beyond,..??

Can the area be drained in that direction,..??
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Ayuh,... In this picture, how does the land lay, goin' away from center circle, from 1 o'clock, to 3 o'clock, 'n points beyond,..??

Can the area be drained in that direction,..??
It almost looks like the spot that is circled in gray sits higher then the rest of the yard. It is very uneven. Would I benefit from renting a bobcat and tiller to grind up the dirt and redo it all in the back?


Yes there is a big slope in front. I do not really want the sump to drain onto the sidewalk due to safety concerns.
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It almost looks like the spot that is circled in gray sits higher then the rest of the yard. It is very uneven. Would I benefit from renting a bobcat and tiller to grind up the dirt and redo it all in the back?
Ayuh,.... Ya didn't answer the question,....

Which way is Downhill,..??

If the rough area behind yer lot has fall, pitch yer water that way, rather than to the street,....
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cinncinnati guy -

Just saying "It looks like it is higher or lower" is not a good assessment of the problem. That is what you see and the background can play tricks on you. A couple of elevation shots can tell what is up and what is down. Whith some elevations your are jusr guessing an letting a small spot may be "the the tail wagging the dog".

The photo with a gray circle shows that the back side is generally lower because the area stays wet. There may be a small fake ridge by the house from backfill, but the general flow looks to be toward the back

It also looks like you have insufficient downspout extentions to carry the water away from your home on a man-made ridge.

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How do I check the elevation?

All my downspouts are like the one in the photo I assume you see. What would you suggest I do? I really hate having them this way, does not look very good would rather have it underground.
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How do I check the elevation?

All my downspouts are like the one in the photo I assume you see. What would you suggest I do? I really hate having them this way, does not look very good would rather have it underground.
Ayuh,.... Go to yer local tool, 'n equipment rental shop,....

Rent a laser level, 'n story pole,...
maybe buy a can of upside-down spray paint to mark out points,...
a few sticks to drive into the ground will work too,...

Set up the laser in yer back yard,...
Check the elevation at the point the pipe exits the house,....
That's yer baseline, point of beginnin',....

Now walk out to the far corner of yer lot, out in the back field, to the lowest point to yer eye,...
Hopefully out by the red line in the picture, or maybe out behind the garden boxes,...
Measure the elevation at That point,....

Now,... What's the difference, in inches, 'tween the number ya got at the pipe, Vs the number ya got out in the field,..??

That's how much drop ya got to work with,....

Once that question is answered, you can develop a Plan,...
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I still have not done any work on this yet. Kind of set it on the back burner. Been having a rough time here being laid off.

I have been giving this project some thought. The area I want to run it is 120' from the house. We are using a Zoeller sump pump (model unknown) I was wondering if pumps are able to pump water 120' before discharging into a field?

Also currently it has 1 3/4 pvc should I upgrade to maybe 2 inch or 2.5 inch?
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The pump will push the water that distance---be sure you have a back flow valve in the line,near the pump--or that pipe will drain back into the house ever time it shuts off---
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