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Rigoberto De La Portilla
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hello guys ..

my drains are screwed got water coming up in the sink in the kitchen when i do my laundry
i am thinking a collapsed pipe before the septic so i want to cut a hole in the wall and just route the pipes outside.

banana circle for the laundry

but what about the greese .. we collect the greese in a can but when we scrub the dishes im sure that screws the pipes.

that said
anyone have any setups for this problem ?

i have seen many online but i want your opinions on what i should do

i was thinking of routing a 2" pipe out the kitchen and then attaching laundry and running out to the same spot .. but wont greese and stuff kill the banana circle ?
i also got mad nature and 4 big dogs
 
Chris Knite
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I've no personnel experience, but up here (NY) they used what the called a dry well.  Meaning a buried settling tank that would then slowly drain downhill. 

I like the idea of some sort of settling tank or barrel. Just to keep your solids a chance to settle. At my place I was concerned with soaps in my dish water, so I'm not collecting that water at all.  But I suspect the concentrations are so low that I could use it for anything but drinking - so maybe I should.
 
Peter VanDerWal
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What I've done is separate the drains on my double sink in the kitchen.  The wash sink (with food particles, grease, etc.) still goes to the septic tank, but the rinse sink drain pipe goes out through the wall and then into a branched drain system into mulch pits around 3 small cherry trees.

By only using the rinse sink greywater I avoid all the hassles with filtering out the food particles and grease traps, and of course the ongoing need to constantly clean said filters and traps.

This won't fix your problem, but then if you can't fix it yourself you REALLY need to hire a plumber, ignoring the problem is not a viable option in the long run.
 
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