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I'm building a greywater system with an inline vermifilter.
I think I might be able to downsize the 1 1/2" pipe to garden hose size after this filter.
Is this a good idea,or should I keep the system size consistent throughout?
I've been quiet here for ages as we are looking to move house soon and hoping to try and install a small grey water system in a cabin in the garden, it would mostly be for hand washing and the like. I'll be looking to here for guidance on the best tiny scale system soon I hope!
Great stuff! Welcome to the forums Laura. This here is the reason I went from perusing to actually signing up finally for the forums. Im building a house soon and would love to know more about greywater and its possibilities.
I'm super stoked about this book. I'm hoping it will give me advice on connecting grey water sources to my existing drip system without having to disconnect the drip system from the municipal water supply.
I'm hoping to get a gray water system from my bath tub to under some avocado trees, too - those suckers use like 25 gallons/day each, so there's no way I'll plant them until a free source of water is in place.
Hi Laura! I'm looking forward to reading your book - fascinating stuff!
"Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do sometimes won't know how to take him... he ain't wrong, he's just different and his pride won't let him do the things that make you think he's right"
Hey Laura. Did you happen to touch on Tom Watsons work in your book? Twenty some years ago I worked with him on a project in N.M. We consulted on a project in Alamos, Sonora Mexico. About 8 years ago I installed a Watson wick on my farm. Overplanted it with black walnut seeds and Nanking cherries. The trees now supply shade, nuts and fruit for my pigs.
"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself." FDR
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein
Hello Laura, thanks for offering your time here! I've seen some graywater systems that seem to rely on a dryer climate to give organisms time to break up accumulated wastes. Does your book offer tweaks for a wetter area like the PNW where there's much heavier rainfall?
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts