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Old 06-16-2014, 03:32 PM  
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With two exits, if you don't get the slope right - one will become an entrance.

I'm not sure what you expect the vertical pipes to do. If they're open, then they will collect dirt and mess up your weeping tiles. I have a cleanout on mine, but it is capped.



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On a bad day the down spouts will introduce more water around the foundation for that you should run solid pipe, a second one dosn't have to be as deep as the first. If you want to drain the ground around the downspouts use solid pipe but back fill with gravel so water can get down to the perimeter drrain.



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That's what the curtain drain should do (dimpled plastic). It allows a channel for water to drain down to the weeping tiles

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I think Neal is right. The weeping tiles are down at the bottom and a second pipe can have a direct connection to your downspouts - and an atrium drain in a low spot to carry off surface water. The second pipe should be solid until it is well past your drainage area.

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If you are on a septic tank system I wouldn't run more water to the back yard.

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What ^ He said, I would not introduce any extra water to a leach field if you have one.

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I'm not on a septic. There used to be a septic which i guess is still in the yard. I assume weeping tile drain can't run to the sewer drain. Or should i do it anyways, could it back up?

The public ditch by the road is not gonna be deep enough. Maybe 1-2" feet i will have to dig down for the slope to work. Then a hole? But there is huge ice and snow there in the spring! Now i read what you said about flowing back, maybe the ditch is out of the question. Big gravel 10' hole? Unless i snake the pipe to the right in front of the neighbors property bury in the ditch, there is good slope. That would work.

One discharge point. I got, plumbing is all about air. I could have two discharge points but separate the plumbing.


So how do i make the discharge point? A deep gravel hole? The house is raised , the yard and the side and front are all sloped, only the driveway is more flat. Actually one problem is the old garage that was there and i will get the mini-ex guy to level this area because it was causing perhaps most of the problem with a big mound of sand that is still there.

What if i use 10 ' solid pipe then 50' perforated then a large hole in the yard filled with gravel? Or what if the pipe then snorkeled up with screen on top? The water would just drain in the yard starting 10' away, which should be enough. Or add another branch drain pipe, like a septic system?

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I would run a solid pipe for the down spouts to the ditch at an elevation that would work solid pipe and use a sump and pump to bring the lower water up to that pipe.

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What's wrong with draining to a hole in the backyard? Or like a septic bed?

Today it rained pretty hard and yesterday too but the basement is dry. So the weeping tiles won't actually being used that much. I don't think cutting a hole in the concrete foundations is too practical at this point.

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You can drain to a pit or a leach field if you have the fall and the pit or field is large enough to handle the amount of water.



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