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Old 12-13-2018, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
one of the notes on the drawing he got from the county said 36" to 50" TD for the field in back, may be that was trench depth.

but he is saying he had a large mound of dirt back there that he is now removing, not sure how or when it was put there or where it came from, but it may have crushed the ez flow, causing it to fail
Yes I am removing all that excess dirt, we had part of our backyard graded 2 years ago and all he excess dirt went on top of what I now know is the drain field.....again the pump was bad, power cable was cut going to the rear leach field so it has been sitting un used the last 4 years...Iím moving all the dirt so that the area will be proper depth and grade for the leach field to function properly....the back yard is higher than the front yard ...Iím kind of on a small hill...behind my property is a run of power lines .....like an open field with towers ...the grade when Iím done will be facing away from the house at a downward angle into that field and Lord willing wonít hold water and will drain properly with about 24-30Ē of cover....If all this doesnít work or I continue to have issues Iím gonna rip it all out and put in infiltrators and call it a day
this is the cheapest option so Iím going with this plan first
after a loader and dump truck and plumbing Iím invested 50$ so far 😁
Ez flow model is 1230T in the back yard

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Old 12-13-2018, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by vincentdivincenzo View Post
Ps you sound like good old boy, why the _ on the 2 nd.
There can be no sane discussion on that subject in this forum. Besides, this is the OP's topic and is no place for that.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:11 PM
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Update again, bull run valve is 1/2 open so half of effluent
goes into front leach field, and half into pump tank and discharge to rear leach field....
got 8 tandem dump truck loads of dirt hauled off today and rear leach lines are about 18-36Ē deep
lot is graded so all water runs down and off back of property
in theory I should be ok......and that single tree will be coming down....I am not gonna dig up the root ball because if it is into the leach field I donít want to tear it up trying to get it out, just gonna cut it flush to the ground and let the roots die
thanks for all the replies and advice will update in a few days
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:26 PM
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Are any of the trees around the tank or field poplars? Is so, I would cut them. I got to do battle with one of them a few years ago. Ran down the side of the house foundation and hooked a right where the pipe exited the crawlspace. Worst part was digging it up. Broke 2 shovels just getting to the tank lid. Finally went and borrowed a mini. Fortunately my neighbor across the road has a few.







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Old 12-13-2018, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Are any of the trees around the tank or field poplars? Is so, I would cut them. I got to do battle with one of them a few years ago. Ran down the side of the house foundation and hooked a right where the pipe exited the crawlspace. Worst part was digging it up. Broke 2 shovels just getting to the tank lid. Finally went and borrowed a mini. Fortunately my neighbor across the road has a few.







Magnolia can be just as bad. In the first pic u show with the roots cut away, you can treat with copper sulfate to deter future growth.
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Originally Posted by 72barracuda View Post
Magnolia can be just as bad. In the first pic u show with the roots cut away, you can treat with copper sulfate to deter future growth.
did do that. This particular root was the size of my forearm and running directly below the original abs pipe. Fortunately other than the digging and happening in hot weather it was a very straight forward repair.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Hemi_Hammer View Post
Yes I can get a mini ex,what are you suggesting I do though ?? Just dig until I get passed the clay ? Or dig down and run field lines that far ?I got a TL8 crawler loader today to move all that dirt outta her and my dump truck driver said he was tired and went home 😐😐😐
trying to get another lined up for tomorrow...

Also i dug all over the front yard looking for Bull run valve with no luck, I thought it should be right below the surface but no dice yet ...will keep yíall updated
You need to have the yard perk tested by a professional before you do anything. And you need to have the system designed to current codes. Your local health department should provide this service, or you can hire a private soil engineer. Trying to re-use the existing area may or may not work.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:43 AM
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You need to have the yard perk tested by a professional before you do anything. And you need to have the system designed to current codes. Your local health department should provide this service, or you can hire a private soil engineer. Trying to re-use the existing area may or may not work.
Existing area can probably be re used if excavated of old drainfied removed. Be prepared for a big mess when removing the EZ flow bs. Unsuitable soil should be removed and backfilled with A 3 sand.
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Originally Posted by twobyfour View Post

You need to have the yard perk tested by a professional before you do anything. And you need to have the system designed to current codes. Your local health department should provide this service, or you can hire a private soil engineer. Trying to re-use the existing area may or may not work.
Doing all that requires permits and other such headaches with this and technically I am supposed to have a permit to repair but al I really did was connect a pipe so Iím not gonna sweat it .....if this doesnít work then Iím gonna install infiltrator chambers with our tax money and that will be permitted and inspected for when I sell the house in a few years ..but 1 night down and so far so good no ďgeysers ď or foul smell or high water alarm so keeping fingers crossed this continues ....
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Originally Posted by Hemi_Hammer View Post


Yes I am removing all that excess dirt, we had part of our backyard graded 2 years ago and all he excess dirt went on top of what I now know is the drain field.....again the pump was bad, power cable was cut going to the rear leach field so it has been sitting un used the last 4 years...I’m moving all the dirt so that the area will be proper depth and grade for the leach field to function properly....the back yard is higher than the front yard ...I’m kind of on a small hill...behind my property is a run of power lines .....like an open field with towers ...the grade when I’m done will be facing away from the house at a downward angle into that field and Lord willing won’t hold water and will drain properly with about 24-30” of cover....If all this doesn’t work or I continue to have issues I’m gonna rip it all out and put in infiltrators and call it a day
this is the cheapest option so I’m going with this plan first
after a loader and dump truck and plumbing I’m invested 50$ so far ��
Ez flow model is 1230T in the back yard
I see only a 1203T system ,
maybe you transposed the numbers.

Hope all of that work back there and piling the dirt did not collapse that EZ flo system

Did you actually find the bull valve and see that it was partway between or did you not find it and just guessing?

Either way it would make some sense to have them both in service keeping the bugs alive
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