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Sunday, 9 September 2007

Doc's 10 Step Plan

Welcome to Frugalholics Anonymous

Your easy guide to plumbing

With water restrictions currently in full swing, we diverted our grey water for more effective use

Please check with your local council or water authorities
to comply with their regulations
concerning the diversion of grey water.

Or not!!!


50mm PVCU Pipe (tolerates UV rays and stuff)

Joiners (depending on where the water is going to)

Hacksaw to cut the PVC pipe (or a meaner tool)
50mm holesaw cutter
Drill to hold said cutter
Biomechanical Vermicular Discharge Sanitation Unit (some people just say 'Worm Farm') available here
Chocolate bar for a reward on completion

Step 1
Locate greywater outlet pipe.

Make sure it is not an inlet pipe for stuff like mains water or rainwater.


Cut the connection

Step 3

Cap the pipe that goes to the sullage tank because it is, erm, aromatic

Step 4

Measure how much PVC pipe you will require and use the various joiners to connect the PVC together.

What you use will be mainly dictated by where the pipe is going.

Mine was going to form part of a shelf in the BBQ area and go through some corrigated iron into the dog pen.

You could just use an elbow joiner and have the pipe run along the wall.

Step 5

Ensure the worm farm 50mm hole that you drilled matches up with the PVC pipe

Step 6

Attach a 19mm nozzle under the worm farm to attach a 19mm hose to later.

This is for drainage.

Step 7

Attach your elbow and push the PVC through the hole in the farm.

Step 8

See here to know how to make the complete Biomechanical Vermicular Discharge Sanitation Unit

Step 9

Give it a test ride.

Step 10

Eat the chocolate bar you got as a reward for doing the project voluntarily biggrin

Frugal regards
Doc wink

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