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Old 06-17-2014, 04:25 PM  
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I was just reading that people do still connect backvalves.
Can this be installed outside of the foundation?



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You can do that to if your sanitation district will allow.



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That would be a no in BC

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Ok, great. I put into the septic field instead.



The next problem is the porch, which is a large block of concrete that has already separated, cracked away form the house foundations due to water damage. It is still fairly level. Would you try to slide the pipe through the soil bellow the porch or go all the way around? Same with the down spouts. It's about 6' width.
I guess hammer a 2x4 through to the other side, or no weeping tile. I can't water proof the wall at this point... or maybe carefully clean out 2" from the wall and at least slide in some plastic dimple..?

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If you are going to connect your downspouts I would leave a 6" section of pipe out so the water has to fall into the other pipe and then have a good grate, I would go brass and not plastic so the fins wont break as easily, leaves in your sewer can back up easily and cause you lots of problems.

As for the backwater valve, we install them with a piece of 8" or so pipe coming up like a cleanout and put a box with lid on top of that so there is always access to the valve, they don't last forever so it is nice to be able to get to them.

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You said the house formerly had a septic system. If it is still in place, maybe you could use that for a drain field.

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Thanks some good ideas.

I am trying to get someone to excavate. One guys says 12 hours, i thought it would faster than that?

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Now the guy at rent all convinced me i could DIY and rent a mini ex.

Can someone provide instructions on "How to excavate around foundation walls using a mini-ex?'

Is there any technique, should i put the dirt on tarps? What position should the machine be? How do i scoop right beside the walls? Youtube is no help. Which way should i put the dirt? I guess start hand digging around the gas and water, the sewer is way down...

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http://www.bobcat.com/excavators/choosing
Look at the 45 and 180 degree for these 2 hoes
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I can see this becoming another thread topic soon...



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