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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Sewage Line?

I was planning on running a sewage line from the toilet to the holding tank. The line will be in the neighborhood of 25' or less. I can get the correct pitch, but will only be able to burry about a 1' deep. Does anyone foresee a problem with that depth?
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Re: Sewage Line?

Why can't you go deeper?

How much pitch can you get? 2% 5% more?

Ideally you would want it deeper. Use a heavy wall pipe if you think there is ever any chance someone will drive over it. With lots of fall, I don't think it would freeze as long as its consistent and there isn't any pooling.

I would put it as deep as you can to get it and backfill it appropriately.

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Re: Sewage Line?

Don't give it too much pitch or your water could wash past your solids and cause it to plug......As long as it cleans itself out nothing in there to freeze.......
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Re: Sewage Line?

make sure you put a cleanout in it ,, so you have access to it,, if needed for cleanout,,, if you use 4 inch pipe use 1/4 inch per foot of fall
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Re: Sewage Line?

Shouldn't have a problem. Like stated try to stay 1/4 inch per foot.

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Re: Sewage Line?

Check your local codes,illegal in my township to have a holding tank.Had to have a approved septic system or outhouse with a 1000 gal. holding tank that can be pump out. I asked if i could run a sewage line from inside camp to the outhouse. Told me point blank if I did that he would cite me. Pittsfield Township, Warren Pa.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 12:15 AM
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Re: Sewage Line?

Make sure you have between 1/8 to 1/4 inch per foot and you will be fine also use 4"sch 40 with that pitch there will be no standing water so nothing should freeze I put in sand mounds al ready with the supply line from tank to bed only 12 or so inches and inspectors stand it is done all the time

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