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Old 12-24-2012, 03:49 AM   #11
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I would say a pice of "Peanut Pipe" this is perforated black plastic pipe that has Peanuts like shipping boxes that are in a net around pipe. It is used for Septic lateral lines. Dig trench lay pipe put gravel in then dirt over top. Also don't trap the drain just go straight out ( trap will freeze)
You are making a gray water system
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:08 AM   #12
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Just drain far enough away from the garage not to soak under foundation or slab.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:49 AM   #13
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I would say a pice of "Peanut Pipe" this is perforated black plastic pipe that has Peanuts like shipping boxes that are in a net around pipe. It is used for Septic lateral lines. Dig trench lay pipe put gravel in then dirt over top. Also don't trap the drain just go straight out ( trap will freeze)
You are making a gray water system
Good call... I forgot this is not in a controlled environment.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:48 AM   #14
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so no P trap and make sure to go perpendicular from the foundation of the house for proper drainage. got it
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #15
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Well I am lazy and don't like to overbuild, so I would advocate just running it out onto the lawn considering the occasional light usage, BUT...while the chemicals might not hurt the lawn, the heat from a chiller, or CIP will. Probably be OK if you run cold water while draining...

I also like the perforated pipe in crushed stone if you don't mind the expense and labor.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #16
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Maybe dig a hole large enough to fit a 55 gallon drum. Put a bunch of holes in it and put a bunch of silt screen around it to keep the dirt out. Fill it with a bunch of larger size rocks and plumb into it. This would surly give you enough capacity to drain into.
I did something like this with my downspout on the front of my house. Should work fine.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #17
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Look into dry well kits. It is basically the buried drum idea. My house has one for grey water. Though it has been disconnected for many applications, one bathroom (minus the toilet) is still on the grey well and it is not conveniently located for brewing.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #18
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Maybe dig a hole large enough to fit a 55 gallon drum. Put a bunch of holes in it and put a bunch of silt screen around it to keep the dirt out. Fill it with a bunch of larger size rocks and plumb into it. This would surly give you enough capacity to drain into.

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Building a "septic" style system would be the most environmentally sound option.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #19
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sounds like dry well/septic is the way i'll have to go in the spring once the ground thaws...
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Good thing with drums... the bungs are NPT standard 3/4" and 2" threads. You can plumb straight into drum head!
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