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3 minutes ago, Roz said:

Do any of you remember what your install costs were for these? Trying to get price indications  at the moment but we haven't had a percolation test done yet so not 100% sure on the system we will have. 

Did mine myself. A morning to dig the hole (that's me in my own digger in the picture above)  and a day and a half mixing barrowing and pouring concrete into the hole.

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1 minute ago, ProDave said:

Did mine myself. A morning to dig the hole (that's me in my own digger in the picture above)  and a day and a half mixing barrowing and pouring concrete into the hole.

I was wondering how difficult it would be to DIY... especially as the first installation quote we had was £3000, but that did include soakaway. 

 

I think I'd get confused about what level the plant had to be in order to receive and output the waste. 

 

How much does that amount of concrete cost for just having to put it at the base? I quick googled the Conder 6 and it came up at £1565 ex vat for the unit.

 

We don't have our own digger though!

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1 hour ago, Stones said:

Not within the unit itself.  It was the box on top of the lid / next to it I didn't want.

 

Sorry, misread that. Don’t blame you as I am now going to bury mine to 1/ hide it. 2/ make it quieter.  With regards costs because of very wet ground conditions and my JCB weighing soooo much I had to get a contractor with a tracked digger in to bury it and back fill with concrete. At least I was able to use my JCB to load concrete into my dumper and get it round the site to him, I paid about £1100 for contractor and concrete ( a lot of concrete as had to back fill right up to ground level because of the very high water table.

 

As an additional note, the contractor was worried about digging the hole as on a previous job near me when he got to the last ft or so of the hole he broke into a water table and the hole filled with water very quickly, took two diesel pumps to keep the water out of the hole and much more concrete as the sides fell in. I think I was lucky.

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5 hours ago, Roz said:

Do any of you remember what your install costs were for these? Trying to get price indications  at the moment but we haven't had a percolation test done yet so not 100% sure on the system we will have. 

We also installed ours ourselves with some help from the local farmer. We dug the hole by hand down to the water table then the farmer dug the rest out. We didn't use concrete to hold the tank down but used galvanised irons with chains. The hole was backfilled with type1. The output goes into a reed bed system and then into a soakaway. The air pump housing has the two warning lights and is semi-buried.

 

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7 hours ago, Roz said:

Do any of you remember what your install costs were for these? Trying to get price indications  at the moment but we haven't had a percolation test done yet so not 100% sure on the system we will have. 

 

Hard to be sure what the cost was, as it was included in a big ground works contract, but around £1500 to install a pumped outlet Biopure.  That included putting an outlet pipe across the lane and into the stream, so no land drains.

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5 hours ago, PeterStarck said:

We also installed ours ourselves with some help from the local farmer. We dug the hole by hand down to the water table then the farmer dug the rest out. We didn't use concrete to hold the tank down but used galvanised irons with chains. The hole was backfilled with type1. The output goes into a reed bed system and then into a soakaway. The air pump housing has the two warning lights and is semi-buried.

 

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That is one hell of a neat hole that. Well done.

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On 11/01/2019 at 16:42, PeterStarck said:

We also installed ours ourselves with some help from the local farmer. We dug the hole by hand down to the water table then the farmer dug the rest out. We didn't use concrete to hold the tank down but used galvanised irons with chains. The hole was backfilled with type1. The output goes into a reed bed system and then into a soakaway. The air pump housing has the two warning lights and is semi-buried.

 

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wow, how long did it take you to dig that by hand? 

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5 minutes ago, Roz said:

wow, how long did it take you to dig that by hand? 

IIRC about a day or so. Mind you it was nearly nine years ago and I was a lot fitter then as I was doing a lot of digging at the time.

 

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2 hours ago, PeterStarck said:

IIRC about a day or so. Mind you it was nearly nine years ago and I was a lot fitter then as I was doing a lot of digging at the time.

 

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Look at that soil! You don't miss the clay up this way then? :)

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13 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

Look at that soil! You don't miss the clay up this way then? :)

No, there's a lot of sandy clay around here although the geology in this area changes very quickly over a short distance as we are on an old coast line with the marshes. Here, is Overland, which as the name suggests was a raised area of land on the edge of the marshes.

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