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    Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    Does anyone on here run a permanent pipe out to the street for their waste hose? I was using the hose yesterday and it was getting frustrating very quickly.

    I want to bury a pipe out to the street and get rid of that hose. Anyone know of a reason not to do this?


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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    Your city may have restrictions against it. Why don't you use it for lawn/trees etc. ?
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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    The previous owners had the backwash hard piped out behind the yard underground. I wouldn't recommend it without some kind of flow visibility. I lost a few inches of water last week to backwash (I assume) from a worn spider gasket. I originally thought I had a straight up leak/hole until I searched around on here for possible causes.

    I think I'll be putting some kind of flow gauge or clear acrylic pipe to give some kind of visibility.

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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    I use backwash water on my lawn. A rigid pipe would not allow me to move the water flow around, it would all be in one place. How often do you anticipate backwashing? I've never had to backwash more than twice in one calendar year.
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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I use backwash water on my lawn. A rigid pipe would not allow me to move the water flow around, it would all be in one place. How often do you anticipate backwashing? I've never had to backwash more than twice in one calendar year.
    I'd like to start doing this as well. I have the standard collapsible back wash hose but it's very poor at putting water where I want it and a pain to maneuver. Any chance you could show some shots of your set up?
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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    I just like things to be simple. The hose was just way to basic and inefficient for my style of DIY.
    Maybe I can find a larger diameter garden hose. Something with some more rigidity basically.



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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    This thread about using fire hose for backwash might be interesting to you:
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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    I'd like to start doing this as well. I have the standard collapsible back wash hose but it's very poor at putting water where I want it and a pain to maneuver. Any chance you could show some shots of your set up?
    There is no set up. I have a nipple on the backwash outlet and I attach the hose with a hose clamp. Then I carefully unroll the hose so there's no twists or kinks and let it rip. While it's spewing, I play fireman wrestling with the firehouse. When I'm done, I unclamp the hose and roll it around a big cardboard shipping tube and force the water out as I roll. I slide it off the tube and put it on the shelf in the garage until next time. Wear grubby shorts and T-shirt in case things get away. The most important thing is to ensure the hose has no kinks. They will not straighten out when water hits it, the hose will blow. Ask me how I know.

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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    I hate my backwash hose. I have 2 cheapie ones from Lowes that I connected with my own ghetto rigging of pieces that technically didn't fit but I made it happen.
    What I hate is that they don't last long. Pinholes turn into bigger holes and as Richard mentioned.... Kinks are bad.

    I hate dragging it out and making sure it's all flat.

    I don't know why I'm having to backwash this frequently this year. I've been doing it once a week. Only when the pressure gauge goes up. Maybe it's the pollen. I even have a leaf net covering the pool so I know there isn't a ton of stuff getting through.
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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    Beens I think I'll join you. I'm in the navy and may be able to get some for cheap (free). I'll try and find out tomorrow.


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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    Mine is hard plumbed out to the woods behind my house. Wouldn't have it any other way. My father in law deals with those blue flex hoses and they are horrible.
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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    I use my catch basin/ pump system that I need to keep my poorly graded yard from flooding in moderate rains. I have 2 basins each with around 120' of 2" PVC underground that route to my front yard and dump it onto my sidewalk.

    I use black flex pipe from the multi port into a pipe that contains the power cord for my flood pump.

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    Re: Permanent Backwash/Waste Piping

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    There is no set up. I have a nipple on the backwash outlet and I attach the hose with a hose clamp. Then I carefully unroll the hose so there's no twists or kinks and let it rip. While it's spewing, I play fireman wrestling with the firehouse. When I'm done, I unclamp the hose and roll it around a big cardboard shipping tube and force the water out as I roll. I slide it off the tube and put it on the shelf in the garage until next time. Wear grubby shorts and T-shirt in case things get away. The most important thing is to ensure the hose has no kinks. They will not straighten out when water hits it, the hose will blow. Ask me how I know.

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