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barkerwp

07:03AM | 10/29/04
Member Since: 10/28/04
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I'm installing 4" perforated pipe for interior sump system at side of footer. Do I need to use any filter cloth to stop this from clogging as in outside perimeter drains? Also with 12" footer does the drain need to be at bottom or few inches off bottom to allow for gravel underneath.

cellarwater

03:48PM | 10/29/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
place 4" of stone under the pipe. If the soil is soft use a fabric, if not the stone willbe o.k. C.

barkerwp

06:19PM | 10/29/04
Member Since: 10/28/04
2 lifetime posts
Soil has a lot of clay. is this considered soft soil?

cellarwater

02:20AM | 10/30/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
Pretty chewey digging. Water moves through this pretty slow. Place a finer crushed stone 3/8" at the bottom 4" deep place the holes of the pipe on that. also install cleanout tees at every corner. Forget the sock material. C.


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