I'm planning to build a system that will use 1000lt IBC tanks. im told that the outlet from the first tank,
when this turns 90 degrees and goes vertical, the height you go vertical before turning 90 degrees into the second
tank is important. So does anybody have experience with this? the tanks are 1 meter in height and the finish height
of the sand in the first tank will be 150mm/6inches from the top of tank. the out let from the bottom of the first tank
will be within a couple of inches of the bottom of tank.
I would imagine that once the capacity in the first tank is enough to take the volume of grey water form cabin
without over flowing the tank would be the way to go... anyone got an idea as to how long a system like this would take to
process grey water?
forgive my ignorance but i would like to build this once and not be going back to dig it up an redo it!
my double chamber compost toilet is ready to be emptied. i want to empty chamber no.1
i plan on putting down a layer of cardboard(lots of scutch grass on the land) and then the contents of chamber no.1
an cover it with plastic until early spring next year before putting it around my apple trees.
Hope ye are all in good form and progressing along with your projects.
I am about to start my second compost toilet and want to use the clay soil I have on my land. The problem I have is that there is plenty of stones in my soil. Is this still OK to make cob with? The thoughts of removing the stones has me breaking out in a cold sweat!
i have a good sized willow belt which im thinking would it be better to send the grey water through a chain
of 2 or 3, 1m square containers and run out of the end of them into the willow belt?
this will save on to much digging and also the land slopes gentle from outlet from shower to willow belt?
if that is a goer il have to decide on either reeds or sand in containers to filter water?
digging hole for two 50 gallon barrels, which i picked up yesterday(they had acetone in them.. they
varpourise and should be ok with a couple of flushes of water im told... cant find how to clean them on the interweb),
and getting foundations in the bottom of hole, insulate and then... alot of labour
outside of wall under the kitchen window im putting the sink outlet, it is 1.2m high im planning to put two smaller containers measuring 14"
diameter and 2ft tall and filtering the grey water from sink through sand and stone filter. it is extra work two separate systems but would like to try
the two different systems to compare results
more planning, research and questions on the cards!
so i my in a mobile home... i want to filter the water from the shower and im picking up 50 gallon
barrels on tuesday
so as the mobile is only 16" (400mm) above ground level... i plann to drop the barrles into the ground and
cant figure out the best way to insulate the barrels for winter as they will be 2/3rds of the way into the ground
any help/advice on that would be great!
i plan to use sand, wash stone and maybe charcoal?? in the barrels to filter the water... the filtered water will be for watering
my veg plot and polytunnels
also i have dug a 3m (10foot well) and the water table is 700mm below ground level.. i have half the pad stones in place
to build for a well house to filter the water for the shower and kitchen sink for washing plates, cups etc
i wont try to filter it to drinking quaity yet as it seems complicated... maybe after i get the grey water and the water for the shower
and kitchen sink sorted and working
so thats basically it has anyone else built a system like this and did they insulate the barrels in the ground to prevent freezing during winter?
so want to get this done and done right as i have been living here for 18months with no running water or gery water system
i have got a neighbour to dig a hole 3m deep. The water table is approx 700mm below ground level and im delighted with that!
the next step is finding out the quality of the water... there is another well in the brothers garden. he got the well tested and i think it was high in iron.
im not allowed use this well as he spent 5000euro on getin it drilled and having a filter system put in place. So with the hole i dug i would like to find out the quality of the water... this hole is about 150 foot from the brothers so would ye reckon the water quality be the same?
i intend to use the water from the well to wash dishes and for the shower so i wouldnt be drinking it yet until i figure the quality and figure out how well i can filter the water using gravity and stone/sand/charcoal in the 100 liter tank to filter it
the budget has pretty much run out and id love to find a way of finding out the quality of the water. Also i intend to build a shed and put two IBC tanks(caged 100litre tanks) in it and use tank 1 to filter water and tank 2 as a holding tank when water is filtered.
the above might sound confusing so bear with me please!
Looking good... dont get to worried because its a learning process... when you get the tenon fitting mortise try scribing the pole so to get a nice fit... there are chisels you can get with a curve on them to get a nice chiseled line on the scribed line
i have built two reciprocating roofs and both turned out fine, they are structurally sound.
but.... in each of the two roofs the last pole and the first pole are off. By that i mean that the spacing
didnt work out as per calculations. Now yes i know it is round pole timber so it is, in its nature, going to sit how it
Could it be the fact that although i get the spacing on the wall plate right... could i be geting the tangent of the raft
from the circumference of roof at the top to the wall plate?
or not high enough support pole for first pole? but that shouldn't have any bearing on the tangent/angle right?
there must be a way to get the tangent/angle right?
if i was laptop savy i wouldnpost pictures of the first two round pole builds!
have poles to start wall frames for the next project, my cabin, so i'm hoping to get some more knowledge... from ye
i want to cut down a few selected tress in the next month to build a round pole timber frame for a cabin. Is it to late in the year to do this as the sap has travelled back up the tree and leaf growth has started again. I intend to work the timber green as this will make it easier to work with and and joints i make will tighten as the timber dries. Any advise would be fantastic!
i have a mobile home with one occupant (me) and the woman visits... want to treat the grey water from mobile
ok so i have two containers measuring 64 x 26 inches with a depth of 23 inches. with these two containers i hope to build a grey water treatment system. unsure of what to put in these containers.... stones for micro bacteria? plants? any help advise would be great... the water coming out the end of this system will go into a container in my ploytunnel via a submersable pump for feeding plants. so its a given that only eco friendly/ natural soaps will be used
I have moved into my rent and mortgage free home v:) well its a stripped out and redone mobile!
but i'm in :) now to tackle the bathroom! was looking online (forgive me i aint what you would call interweb savvy) for plans info on a small sacle reedbed system to filter the waste water from kitchen sink and shower... .only me in the home so not big volumes
well anyways if any of ye have links, plans or the like it would be great to get this reedbed system in place
jaysis! its a whole degree i'll need ta get me head around all this reed bed systems!
think if i just go make one up and trail it... the big question(amoung loads of other questions!) is if i keep the level of water below the gravel but high enough so the roots of the plants can still get at the water... how far below the level of gravel should i keep the water level!?
but thanks folks for all yer help... plenty more research before i go making a mess of it me thinks!
well i was planning to have purple loosestrife, sedge, rush, yellow iris and cattail in the containers... so the containers are 600mm deep, 600mm wide and 1600mm long... i was thinking that stones and then organic matter coulped with the plant life would do the job... then have a flow from the bottom of container 1 to container 2 and fingers crossed clean water from the end of container 2... but yup more research needed!
ah right i was thinkin of goin the container route as i didnt want to have the grey water goin into a pit/into the water table until it was treated a least... il check that website out ludi thanks... well it'll be a while before i get pics of donkeys as i have to build the stable before they are delivered!
so i have done a PDC and have 2.5 hectares. I have dropped a 10' X 36' mobile on the land. I have done a donkey care course and plan to have them work the land(instead of a tractor... very permaculture!) but have to build a stable for them first... a green building is the plan I have some of the raw materials for a polytunnel, Thermal mass rocket stove, reed bed grey water treatment system. I have built some raised beds beside mobile home and picked up a load of bio-mass willow to plant in the coming weeks. the reed bed system i find hard to get plans/ideas on the interweb for but have put up a post explaining the containers i have for the job so any advise would be great!
other then that i'd just like to say howaya from north county dublin! and i'm only 10minutes from dublin airport so if anyone is making a visit to ireland... let me know.. pic up from the airport for a visit to my farm(well the beginins of one!) is no problem and sure theres always a spot to sleep!
i have dropped a 10' X 36' mobile home on the permaculture farm i'm starting and would love to build a small grey water treatment system. I have a old, but well cleaned oil tank which i cut in half and want to use this...
i'm in north county dublin... i'm new to permaculture and have 6/6.5 acres. i have just put a mobile in the field and am just starting the design process. can do with all the brainstorming i can get! northwest donegal... jasus you lucky git! beautiful part of the world... plenty of surfin to
i hope to have a polytunnel and become self sufficient/off grid as soon as i can while designing the farm
o yea if ur on facebook search for permaculture ireland
great tread! i live outside dublin city ireland... i have clay soil and lots of it
so for the test bricks should i put in sand? or will just use clay and if the test bricks cracks up then i should add sand for the next test batch? i am going to build my first rocket stove and hope to build a straw bale house down the line
ryan how did your molded clay bricks go? did they shrink and or crack?