Before I post that, please let me backtrack and post a link to the article Lyle Johnson wrote about the fishing trip he and Gossie made with Termite and me.
Now. Let’s install the drain field.
The white pipe is from the last photo of the previous post–it drains the “treated water” or “gray water” from the plant out to the black pipe . . .
These pipes sit flat on the ground and interlock. The “leach holes” on the sides are vented downward to allow water out without letting dirt in.
Anthony comes back and covers the leach pipe while Tracy digs with a shovel looking for a “fiber optic” telephone wire.
The drain field runs toward the ditch in the front yard, and this final piece of pipe is to allow any overflow of “gray water” to flow into the ditch.
And this little jewel is equipped with a flapper valve that shuts if the water in the ditch gets too high, preventing backflow into the treatment plant. Got that? There will be a 20 question test later.
This is an electric pump called an “aerator” that pumps air down into the tank to speed up the breakdown of the solids.
The aerator is mounted on the post behind Tracy. The air runs through the small white pipe into the tank. All I have to do now is install new plumbing under the house, connect the discharge pipe to the big white pipe you see, and run a 3-inch vent pipe above the roof line, and we’ll be good to go, or good to flush, whichever you prefer! LOL!
Anyone care to guess what this is?
To be continued . . .