Well pump, Pressure tank, and Septic system

Chris and I planned on purchasing property on which to have our homestead But nothing even compared to what my Mom and Dad have

Theirs became the gold standard for what we wanted in property They’ve got pasture and woods They’ve got a slope thats perfect for permaculture They’ve got two creeks, its incredibly hard to find property with running water So at my Mom’s invitation, we’ve decided to build rather than buy

These weekly videos will be updates on the progress of our house So keep watching and look out for some of the innovative ideas that we incorporate to be more sustainable and Earth friendly Hey everybody, it's a beautiful morning out here on the farm, and in this upcoming video we are going to put in our well pump We went with a 20 gallon per minute pump, it's a little bit more than the typical house would need, but it will provide us plenty of water for irrigation when we set that up Additionally you're going to see us install our septic tank

We went with 1,000 gallon two chamber poly tank It was readily available And that was really the main reason I went with it They um, leech field however, is kind of unique We went with the infiltrator system

They come in four foot links that just snap together like legos We put in 160 feet of the infiltrator leech field, which is I believe is equivalent to close to 200-300 feet of the traditional 4 inch septic pipe You'll see in this video those things going in Additionally we put in a 90 gallon pressure tank The pressure tank is like a water tank with a balloon in it

The water is forced out by the air in the balloon and that gives you continuous pressure in the house until it reaches a certain level, and then the pump inside the well will kick on So you'll see all that and more in this video Hope you enjoy it Lorella: So that's all the pipe that's going down in the well, right? Craig: yesIn about 30 minutes we'll be inside the house getting it set

Lorella: awesome Lorella: Now the pump is running? Did it just kick on? so the only thing we're going to hear is if we are in this room and we hear that little thing go We're not going to hear the pump Craig: And once you get this insulated, I don't think you'll even hear that Lorella: Unless you're standing right here looking at it? Chris: This is our pit for our septic tank

Bob's been helping us dig The youngsters are putting on the finished grade We're trying to level out the bottom So it will sit in nice and level Then we'll be ready to start gluing pipe up

Lorella: While I ran to town for some fittings the guys were busy at work digging a trench and putting in this leech field 150 feet of it Carter: we were prepping it with the purple stuff I forget what it's called Ethan: Primer

Carter: primer Lorella: what does it do? Carter: it makes something for the glue to grip to then you put the glue on, slip it in place, and it makes it water tight Lorella: Very cool utility sink, toilet, cold water shower

Chris: Soon to be it's 90 something degrees downstairs, so a cold water shower sounds real good right about now


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