Apr 192017
 

This morning, we had the Septic Tank serviced and emptied. We then gave it a once over, cleaning the various inlet and outlet pipes to make sure they were all cleared and flowing nicely. Also, the electric air pump was opened up to check the moving parts were all clean and in good working order. […]

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May 072016
 
All Trenches Filled!

Today, again with marvellous weather, we finished filling in the trenches that has the sewage pipelines in. The trench cutting across the driveway and footpath was carefully layered with regular compacting with our now fully working vibrator machine. We used some of the left-over hardcore material on the last 8 inches and finally topped with […]

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May 042016
 
Third Pipe Run all Finished!

Today, in the morning, we finished off the 3rd and final pipe run. We bedded it down with the gravel and used the laser level machine to determine and make sure the slope is maintained all the way along the sewage pipe!! Now we await for the building inspector, Ken, to come and have a […]

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May 022016
 
Dug out Pipe 2 Trench

We have dug out the trench for the second sewer pipe today. We dug most of it by hand as it was shallow and easy to dig. We stopped when we realized we needed a 15 degree bend in the pipe and we only had 11.5 and 22 degree bends in stock. Stephen went and […]

Apr 302016
 
Second Sewage Line Started

Today, we started the more difficult sewage pipeline, the one that is running across our driveway. It was tight to get the mini-digger in pass the garden shed, the air “earth tube” chamber module, the flower bed. We started by scraping the road surface off (recycled tarmac chippings) along the line required, and then dug […]

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Apr 272016
 
First Pipe Laid!

Today, we did the 1st of three sewage pipes that needs to be laid in and under the house, before we put in the foundations and floor slab. This was a short one, from the kitchen and running more or less along the front of the house nearest to the Loke and terminating into the […]

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