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Spent today helping to install a new soakaway for a neighbour.

1. Dig a big hole this one was 1200 x 1200 x 1500 deep. (No, that's not me down the hole)

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2. Level 100mm of 8mm pea gravel in base.

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3. Take 4 Aquacell, clip them together and wrap in Terram permeable membrane and connect pipe inlet. Total dimensions 1000w x 1000d x 800h

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This is an unwrapped one.

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4. Install into hole and ensure an equal gap all the way around.

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5. Fill with further pea gravel and await a building inspector to pass.

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Tomorrow we dig the trench to install the pipework from the house.

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Looks like beer crates to me :scratch: :scratch:


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Nice work Darren :thumbright:

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Finally finished it today

6. Pipework being laid

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7. More pea gravel - waiting for building inspector now.

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8. All passed OK. Backfill and reinstate turf

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What is this used for? Some type of waste water tank/box?


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When my neighbour and I did our own soakaway, we used 100mm crushed stone topped off with DPM. But that was before the Aquacell came out, it looks a lot easier.

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Looks good but I thought you'd done it by hand until the last couple of photos!

I'm also wondering why you didn't connect the inlet before the building regs check?

The crates are popular, we sell them by the lorry load, litrally sometimes 200+ to one customer.


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I'm also wondering why you didn't connect the inlet before the building regs check?

The inlet was going against a new extension wall which was not yet built. And the new wall would have blocked access to the rear garden to get the machinery/gear in & out. Hence the reason for doing the pipework backwards.

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Who relaid the turf :wtf: - you could have bought some that was still alive :roll: and it looks like someone enjoyed using the blue spray can :wink: :lol:

Looks a tasty job and a hell of a lot of pea gravel :shock:


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yourweb wrote:
What is this used for? Some type of waste water tank/box?


It's a soakaway, it takes away rainwater...


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Those would be stronger than the round pipe that are used here. How deep would one put those in the ground?


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