Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

August 20, 2014

drain tile

Filed under: Uncategorized — aroundthebend @ 4:46 pm

We are using 4 inch perforated drain tile with fabric sock under the gravel for filtering.  Water will be sucked down through the gravel by a pump.  The gravel and plants planted in the gravel will filter the water and beneficial bacteria will absorb the stuff that algae wants for food.. thus reducing algae.  We plugged the ends of the drain tile, with 3″pipe and the used foam to seal the ends.  We also used foam to join the drain tile to solid pipe leading to the pump.

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