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Topic by Truefire posted 10-30-2013 02:50 PM 24174 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Truefire

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10-30-2013 02:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ez flow drain system ez flow septic system drain pipes

I understand that many of the newer septic system drainfields for residential constructs are utilizing the EZ-Flow piping with foam aggregate as opposed to the corrugated piping encased in rock aggregate. The fact that it is a faster construction with lesser inputs, I certain this is the norm in the construction industry. I am also familiar with the minimal depths these are allowed to be buried thus forbidding vehicle traffic, tractors, etc; from being driven over these pipes. To do so damages the system. Is there documentation or some form of notification provided at the transaction of home purchases that advise the new homeowner of such a system being in place?

I’m certain there is not definitive paperwork that would alert the ‘typical’ homeowner of said system being in place? What would such a system be termed, I wonder?

How else would the new homeowner know whether or not he/she could back their utility trailer, boat, etc; over the drain field and not sustain some injury?

Any inspectors or otherwise that might be familiar with this notification/documentation process that could advise?

Thanks, chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com



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Dan Lyke

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10-30-2013 09:18 PM

I’d be interested in any standardized way to pass along information about a house. I don’t ever want to move again, but I’m installing various features in the house that I’m already having a bit of trouble explaining to visitors (on-demand water recirculator, for instance), and having better ways to say “here are some pitfalls and possible solutions” seems like a great thing.

Which brings us back to leach fields (because sometimes it’s really hard to find that septic tank access!): When I was a kid we’d drive the tractor around to mow, and my parents warned us against pulling the full trailer across the leach field. This was even back in the days of gravel over perforated pipe. So I know it’s been in the awareness of homeowners before the days of foam dispersion materials, but, yeah, I’d love a standardized: “this is how you warn the next occupant” system.

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Truefire

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11-05-2013 12:46 AM

Thanks Dan. Yeah I agree there should be a little more information exchange regarding systems on premises during a home purchase. Talk about a nightmare…having to work behind the next man…shewweee…

I have executed quite a bit of amendments on my own property and have a folder containing pertinent documents which I have hand drawn to advise future potential buyers of such things. (valves, buried electrical line routing, plumbing, wiring schematics)

But with moving to some other location, i doubt very seriously the next man has such a package in place and the last thing I want to do is drive over one of those buried ‘foam aggregate pipes’...talk about a bad day.. But there is good news perhaps. Another individual recently stated that details entailing such systems are required to be lodged at the inspections office, from the contractor. I guess this means drawings with measurements and locales are archived at the Health department inspections office, they are the guys that inspect septic system drain fields in this area.

i’m certain every state and/or county is different and who knows whether or not these are truly even mandated at all. Just the latest I have received at the moment. I had emailed the inspections department last week to ascertain further, but of course have not heard anything back from any of the inspectors yet regarding same.

chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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