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Old 10-24-2012, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by superintendent View Post
How do yall fill in the trenches. Seem like my lines settle alot days later. I stomp them down. Like to know all yall do it
my theory is that the more uncompacted material you have, the more settling will occur.

You can't compact the sides or under the pipe so you have to really clean the ditch.

I don't believe in stacking pipe either, the potential for voids is too great.

I was required to jet plumbing ditches when i contract plumbed pools, they settled.

The best luck that i have had is using the backfill blade that i made for my baretto. small lifts, water and compact, repeat until you can wheel roll.

Other than that, dig the joint trenches with an excavator and maintain 6 in between pipes and wack it
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