I have a 3" line from under the house. The guy I spoke with that does Septic
Systems says 4" no less.
My run is about 85' from my house to the Septic Tank. I have the 1/4" per
foot Fall from the House to the tank.
Should I upsize the pipe to 4" or just keep the 3"
I don't want my liquids to run from the Solid, so I though that the 3" would
[is this for an existing or new system? is there a problem now?]
talk to your neighbors if they have similar lots and hills of pitch.
and the pump out sewage company. then your local plumbing permit office
and health department. plan piping in advance for a future municipal
hookup. always better to design properly when it comes to plumbing.
Scott Townsend wrote:
Its a new house and new System. Well for the most part anyway... new 2nd
Dwelling, new lines, new tank, etc. Old tank will drain into new tank, which
will pump up to the field.
So my concern is more of the liquid running away from the solids. I've heard
that the 4" gives you the better flow, easier to clean, etc, but the 3"
makes it so your liquid level is higher to carry away the solids.
So with an 85' run @ 1/4" per foot drop, should I upsize from the house's
3" to 4" to the tank, or just leave it at 3"?
I'd make it 4".
In all septic tanks, the inlet and outlet pipes should be at least 4-inch
diameter Schedule 40 PVC, cast-iron or other approved pipe and be protected
by baffles or sanitary tees made of acid-resistant concrete, acid-resistant
fiberglass or plastic.
?? Sewers shall be minimum 4" diameter, installed with tracer tape or toning
?? Sewers shall be designed to flow half full, based on 1 gpm per dwelling
and Manning's n = 0.013. Minimal
velocities are acceptable. However, low-velocity and flooded sections may
require sulfide controls.
?? Subject to a 4" minimum diameter, inverted siphons shall be designed to
flow at a velocity of 0.5 feet per second
or greater, based on a Hazen-Williams coefficient of 100.
On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 05:20:18 GMT, "Scott Townsend"
3 inch is fine as long as you restrict the size of your turds when you
take a shit. Stitching part of your asshole shut will help. Be sure
to use hi-test nylon fishing line for the stitches so they last for
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