French Drain Project

Discussion in 'The DIY Room' started by Eric Schamell, Aug 19, 2021.

  1. eatonpcat

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    That's a deal!
     
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  2. Eric Schamell

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    Yeah I think I'm going to call the guy later today. It's hard to pass on all that drain pipe for that price. All I'd have to buy is a couple cleanouts, a couple tees, some landscape fabric and a few yards of stone. This will save me a lot of money.
     
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  3. Eric Schamell

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    Alright, ad poster contacted and I've arranged to meet up with him tomorrow to go snatch this deal up :thumbs:
     
  4. Canadian border VT

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    Good deal.. measure because pipe thickness vary with schedules..
     
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  5. Eric Schamell

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    I love it when a plan comes together.
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    Looks like a very secure load :cool:
     
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  8. Eric Schamell

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    I’ll have you know this load was the most secure load in our nation’s history and don’t you dare question it!
     
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    Well, tho sans pics of my own load hauling prowess, all I can really say is “same name, same style.”
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    If it made it home, it was secured purrfect!
     
  11. Eric Schamell

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    Good progress digging today, all things considered. I had to bust apart one large rock with a sledgehammer to get it out of the ground but it’s coming along slowly. Almost to depth and width. The one really unexpected thing I found was a buried electrical conduit. :headbang: I guess someone planned to wire up my shed when they installed it but never got around to finishing it. Now I’ll have to go deeper to lay the pipe under it. You can see I wasn’t kidding about rocks in New England...


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  12. JackHammer

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    Lookin' good. :yes:
    Why not cut the conduit? As long as it is not being used, why keep it?
     
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    I just might. The biggest thing is determining if it’s even live. If not, I’ll cut it accordingly and cap it off to seal it safely. My shed is going to get moved to the other side of the yard anyway, so the conduit is useless where it’s at presently.
     
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    I was under the impression it was just the pipe. I agree to proceed cautiously. :yes:
     
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  15. snaple4

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    Your project is looking good. A few suggestions I have:

    1- put several inches of washed 3/4 gravel on the bottom of trench.
    2-when laying pipe make sure holes are pointed down, not up.
    3- install clean out or periodic water catch area you can use as a cleanout.
    4-after laying washed gravel, then pipe, then more washed gravel you should put down your filter fabric. After that you can put down dirt or other landscaping.
    5-don’t sleeve the pipe with filter fabric. It acts as a filter and clogs.
    6-know that most of your water will probably travel through the rocks not the pipe. Pipe is useful for high flow times and directing the water.
     
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