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Friday, October 12, 2012

Plumbing {More Gravel & Dirt Work}...

45 degrees - 12:02 pm - foggy and drizzling...

Earlier this week my dad brought up another load (six and a half tons) of screenings (a type of fine round gravel).  Both of our dad’s have been very helpful using their heavy duty trucks to haul up the screenings for us, so far they have brought up about 15 tons and we’re still going to need more.  We are using it to line and fill the drain pipe trenches.

Tony's hosing down the trenches filled with
screenings to try and help compact it.

Tony has also been getting everything ready to do the drain field.  This means more dirt work, more pipe and more fittings.

Once the drain field is in and everything is backfilled, you won't even know
that there is a 1,250 gallon concrete septic tank in the front yard.

To be continued...

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