A pipe will come from the main home, and I have to join there the pipe that will come from a summer shower + washing machine.
I guess a T can be stuck and difficult to clean, so we think about constructing a little "box" with cement.
Both pipes would arrive in there, and 1 will come out.
What would be the right size?
(especially because of the washing machine)
What cleaning should I expect to do in there?
I think to put the out-pipe at bottom level, so that no water stays in, and thus no smell... Am I right?
About pipes size, several persons tell me different things about the diameter of the pvc grey pipes I have to put.
Some say that the smallest the better, so that the pressure of the water is higher and removes well all dirt. This would be the 50mm diameter (I think 2 inches).
Some say to put larger pipes, or put the small one as far as this little connecting box, and put a larger diameter in the way out to the tank.
So I am a little lost...
About distance, it will be 10meters between the 1st and second part of the house, and then nearly as much to reach the tank.
The ground is naturally a little steep all the way, which makes it easier.
What would be the correct/best % to be respected on the way?
The tank is already constructed, I guess half cubic meter, in cement.
I have time to think about the plants I will put in there...
The question would be at the moment about making a 2nd tank, or if it can go directly to the plants.
Down there I have veggies but mainly I would target the hungry/thirsty banana trees.
I also have questions about the pipe coming out of there: at what distance from the bottom should it go out, and should I put 2 at different level?
My question relates to the watering of the plants + the eventual cleaning that has to be done.
Laura Allen wrote:I would use organic material to create mulch basins and irrigate the banana's directly. The maintenance is easier on a much basin than with a tank.
I'm not sure what kind of substrate you plan to use in the tank, but what ever you use I would avoid having any standing water. It sounds like you're planning to plant in the tank, so I imagine you'll use a substrate like gravel and plant into that. In this case make sure the outlet is lower than the inlet so the water level is below the top of the gravel.
If the tank is more of a surge tank, where the water just passes through it, then try to put the outlet so there is minimal standing water (put it as low as possible but high enough so you can direct the outlet to the area you need).
Good luck with your project!