(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Drywell design question

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member Imintrouble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Ny
    Posts
    2

    Default Drywell design question

    I'm looking to install a drywell to handle some extra runoff from a patio. the patio is below the rest of the yard and a low point. it is graded to all go in one direction and I would like to put a long drain in that covers the 15 foot edge of the patio. i was thinking of a perforated pipe running the entire 15 foot edge and have that pipe covered with some blue river stones to mast the drain. this perforated pipe would attach to a drywell i plan to put in the ground. my question is do you think i would get smells coming back from the drywell up through the perforated pipe? i live in an area that would freeze and would not want to put in a trap if i don't have to. I would also like to use this drywell as a drain for an outdoor shower. there is no easy access to allow the outdoor shower to drain into any other garden beds or areas that need water. my only concern is that this shower would also require some form of trap and may possibly contain soaps (not many, but it is possible) that may linger in the drywell creating a possible smell.

    fyi - plan for the shower would be a concrete pan under ground with a drain. above the pan would be the same blue river rocks that were used in the drain for the side of the patio.

    please give me any advice or thoughts you may have.

  2. #2
    DIY Senior Member kreemoweet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Seattle. WA
    Posts
    371

    Default

    As long as there is no significant organic matter mixed in with the drainage water, I wouldn't think odor would be a problem.

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member Imintrouble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Ny
    Posts
    2

    Default

    So you think it shouldnt be a prpblem as long as the perforated pipes have socks on them eliminating much of the organic matter? Any other thoughts?

Similar Threads

  1. Drywell for washing machine discharge okay?
    By jadnashua in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-11-2011, 05:56 PM
  2. PEX design question
    By JGLA in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-20-2010, 04:25 PM
  3. Which is better for open loop discharge...recharge well or drywell?
    By Thumper in forum Solar and Geothermal Water Heating Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-26-2009, 02:45 AM
  4. Pex Design Question
    By Rocknroj in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-21-2009, 01:40 PM
  5. drywell venting or runoff?
    By Choral in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-18-2007, 03:48 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •