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Feeling Unprepared to Attempt Greywater

 
D. Logan
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It's a little embarrassing to admit, but greywater projects are one of those things that really intimidate me. I'm that person whose father was great with cars, but never once taught him anything about them. I can do everything from code a computer game to cook a 12-course meal. Ask me to change the oil on a car or fix a leaking pipe and I stare at it in resolute horror. I know I need these skills and have been trying to handle household issues as they occur as a way to build up skills, but it has been slow going.

Being aware of this, I am wondering if there are ways to help overcome the intimidation factor of trying to install a greywater system. Perhaps some very small starter projects that let someone get the basic skills worked out before they try tackling the larger task of refitting a house or building something from the ground up? Some sort of primer course one could put themselves through to feel more confident in their abilities.
 
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Greywater is the perfect sandbox for experimentation and honing your systems thinking.

It goes super deep: The ultimate greywater system tunes together fixture flow rates, use habits, plant selection and location, rain and stormwater management...all for the soil, slope and site conditions.

Yet...you can start by just pointing the pipe down the nearest hill. Might not work out ideally...but it appears to be nearly impossible to get yourself sick with the stuffgreywater safety.

Perhaps you'll win our books and after reading them will feel more oriented to the landscape.

Art
 
D. Logan
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Thank you for your reply. I suppose some of this trepidation comes from the fact that most of my life was lived in an urban setting where everything needed permits and professionals if it involved more than nailing up a picture. That sense of impending fines for having some minor thing off from what that particular area says is required.

Art Ludwig wrote:Perhaps you'll win our books and after reading them will feel more oriented to the landscape.


I sincerely hope that I do win them. Your books are on my wish-list already, if not gifted with them before I can buy. Winning would be a real treat.
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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