I just dug out a dry well for my washing machine. The hole was dug by hand
approximately six feet deep and six feet round. I used 57 blocks with a 3
foot cover. I was wondering how much I saved by doing this myself. Thanks
I'm not talking about ecology. Unless you have a way to remove the
solid materials before they get to the the drywell (catch
basin/settling tank) or after they accumulate in the drywell, you will
eventually run into problems.
Also, depending on the location of the drywell, you might have problems
with capacity during heavy rainfalls, regardless of solid material
On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 17:13:52 -0500, Richard J Kinch
You must really be old. I have not seen a washable diaper since the
You usually bleached the crap out of them so you wouldn't really have
an E-coli problem anyway.
If I was really worried about that kind of thing I would be killing
the wild animals who crap in my yard.
On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 22:57:51 -0500, Richard J Kinch
I haven't met any of those people. I doubt many people have. If you
are storing and handling shitty diapers, germs are not a big concern
for you. I would assume an ecologist like this would appreciate the
fertilizing effects of fecal matter. It is far more earth friendly
No babies here ... so it is not an issue.
On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 23:14:57 -0500, Richard J Kinch
No problem at all with it. They are recycling water and that is a lot
more important than worrying that one of the .001% of the parenmts who
use cloth diapers would live next door.
I still point out, if you have a dog, cat or endangered Gopher Tortise
shitting in the yard you have many times the amount of fecal coliforms
in a day than you wouild get from a month's diapers or a lifetime of
skidmarks in your shorts.
On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 16:47:30 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't see an ecological hazard either. Looks like your posting host
is in Naples, FL, at 6 feet deep I guess you are lucky you did not hit
water since last I heard the average elevation of Florida was 2 feet
-- but that's average and you must be higher.
As to all this code stuff, yea, be careful about putting lint and dirt
into dirt. :-) Insofar as codes, I think a lot of it has to do with
how much we want the government to micromanage our lives -- a
government more interested in collecting fees and permit costs than
anything of great "common good". Probably the worst
pollutant you are putting out would be phosphates from the detergents.
I would SWAG that you saved about $300, but am sure that you easily
could have paid well over a $1000 for the job depending on who you
hired to do it and what they used.
Congratulations. Not only did you save some bucks but you have the
satisfaction of knowing that you did it yourself.
(For years I have seen the "what is your time worth" arguments. I
wonder if these people calculate how much it costs for them to sleep
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