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Old 10-01-2016, 09:50 AM   #1
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How do I protect this drain?


French drain and sump pump in cellar, goes out through foundation and through a pipe to a hole in the front lawn. I have this drain in the front lawn (see photo). Well, I know it is not a 'drain,' not sure what the proper word is.

I am xeriscaping the yard, will be putting down cardboard and 4 inches of mulch. What do I do to protect this? Thank you.
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Raise it up with a riser and perforate the riser for drainage.
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Please explain, what is a "riser" where do I find one, maybe can you post a photo of it? Do I have to remove the top before I put on this "riser." All I am finding are stair risers. No idea what you mean, thank you.

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Raise it up with a riser and perforate the riser for drainage.
Please clarify (per above post) what is a riser? All I am finding are stair risers. Thank you.
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A riser is a short length of pipe to accommodate the change in grade (i.e. soil/mulch height).
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So. I've been to both Home Depot and Lowe's. They only carry pipe up to 4 inch diameter. I need 6 inch. Where do I find this, anyone?
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Look for a local plumbing supply store.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/VPC-6-in-...06-2/202564459
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OK will look for a plumbing supply place.

That item is not available at any HD within 100 miles of me. And I couldn't see an option to buy it online, either. Phooey.
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Have you dug around the outlet grill to see what size the pipe leading to it is? Bet is not 6".
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