Monthly Archives: September 2012

Greywater Drywell


I finished building my drywell last weekend with the help of my neighbor – the one with the earth moving equipment.  Two weeks earlier my oldest son (21) dug the 2′ deep by 17′ long trench for the drainage pipe.  The trench took him about eight hours to dig, with a fair number of texting breaks mixed in.  In all fairness to him though, the ground is pretty rocky around here, and it’s also kind of hard to dig while on your hands and knees under the cabin.  The drywell pit, on the other hand, only took my neighbor about 10 minutes to dig with his excavator.  I can’t even imagine trying to dig a hole that large by hand in this soil. Continue reading