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    Dry well/french drain

    Has anyone gone this route for their ODK build?

    I am putting a small sink for hand/utensils washing, and will need to drain an ice bin as well, so in terms of greywater amounts should be fairly small.

    Thinking of going the buried 20gal drum with gravel field route.

    Anyone had a bad experience? Smells? Backed up drains?

    Perhaps some installation photos?

    Any recos will be highly appreciated.



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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    That is what my Bother-in-law was going to help us do with our pool house until we decide to remove all water and such......Too many people saying "Oh I could just move in and pay rent" and mean it! AH NO! That room is just storage now!

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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Sounds like a fine plan. You might check for any code issues. As far as smell / dissolving small foods, you can use Walex deodorizer (about $8 over at Amazon or more at RV stores).
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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Thanks txnole is that something your pour into the drain?


    In construction (well, it is really permitted and we are waiting on PB to start digging, long story): 86 LF free form gunite, sundeck bubbler, jets on swimout. Hayward automation, pump (2-speed) and 40K gallon SWS
    In design: 20' ODK not idea what is going to look like yet

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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    It's not to code and you might want to mention it when you sell the house. -- but it's what I was planning until my wife vetoed the sink.
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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    I saw that, great alternative to paying thousands of dollars to hook up sewage.
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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Quote Originally Posted by tj7885 View Post
    Thanks txnole is that something your pour into the drain?


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    Yes. It's a tablet that dissolves any food residue and smell. Use as needed (every few weeks/months/etc)
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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    I've done it. Sink is only really to rinse hands, put ice in etc so I decided to go that route.

    Only had the kitchen in a couple of weeks but so far so good.
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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Great Cbink! Di you have any pictures you can share? Any tips? Thanks


    In construction (well, it is really permitted and we are waiting on PB to start digging, long story): 86 LF free form gunite, sundeck bubbler, jets on swimout. Hayward automation, pump (2-speed) and 40K gallon SWS
    In design: 20' ODK not idea what is going to look like yet

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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    I tied my sink drain into my yard drainage, it runs to the front yard and then out to our street.

    I only wash my hands, and no food products in the sink.


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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    That looks great!!!!
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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Quote Originally Posted by txnole View Post
    That looks great!!!!
    Thanks,

    we have added other items to it over time.


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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    That looks great!

    What is the white box?

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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Quote Originally Posted by vermaraj View Post
    That looks great!

    What is the white box?
    That's were the cat goes.

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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Quote Originally Posted by vermaraj View Post
    That looks great!

    What is the white box?
    It is a custom built gravity feed smoker that I built.



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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Is that mobile to bring to tailgate? !!!
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    Re: Dry well/french drain

    Quote Originally Posted by rphpool View Post
    Is that mobile to bring to tailgate? !!!

    About a 1000#'s so not that mobile.

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