The arrangement of sewage systems in a private house has become a noticeable trend. For the device septic tank often used eurocubes. In this article we will consider the installation methods of such septic tanks.
The Eurocube is a cube-shaped container made of multi-layer polyethylene. It is designed to store various liquids. Its advantages over a septic tank of concrete rings or an excavated drain pit are as follows:
When designing a future structure, it is necessary to determine the size of the plastic container. It depends on how many tenants live in a private house.
You can estimate the cost of water per person per day by multiplying them by the number of tenants. The size of the septic tank should be 2-3 times larger than the obtained value.
For example, if the final value is 1700 liters of water, then two containers of 1 thousand liters each will be required.
Septic tank, ready for installation
It is necessary to have a septic tank no less than 30- 40 meters from the well.
Also, it should not be too far from the foundation of the house. The ideal option would be its placement in 5 meters from the building. For the flow of wastewater into the septic tank, it is necessary to observe the correct pipe slope. And if the distance from the house is too large, it will force to put the Eurocup in the ground even deeper than originally intended.
For the organization of a complete cleaning system requires the creation of a drainage area. There will be water from the European cup after processing. To do this, prepare a trench with a length of several meters, diverging from the outlet. A sand and gravel cushion is being prepared in the ditches, pipes with perforation are laid, and the top is covered with rubble, geotextile and soil. Read more about creating a filter field here.
The plastic from which Eurocubes are made is fairly light, it can undergo deformation due to seasonal soil heaving. To avoid such problems, it is required to concrete the bottom of the hole in the ground.
The width and depth of the trench should be equal to the size of the Eurocup + 15 - 20 cm on each side. From the house to the installation site, trenches should be prepared for the drain pipes with a slight slope. Ditches should be provided with a pad of sand and gravel to reduce the possibility of pipe deformation. Learn more about the technology of laying pipes and installing septic tanks here.
Preparation of Eurocubes
Plastic containers have thin walls; In order not to damage them, during the pouring of concrete, Eurocubes should be filled with water, and the process itself should be carried out as carefully as possible.
If ordinary treatment facilities require almost monthly pumping, for a septic tank made of plastic containers it may be necessary to clean it only once a year or even less often.This is due to the accumulation of unprocessed waste.
To clean this design, you need to clear the vent pipe from the ground and carry out the process of cleaning the container through it.
Pumping out a septic tank
Materials for a septic tank
Scheme of assembly of a septic tank
Warming of Eurocubes