Slurry channels

Discussion in 'Buildings & Infrastructure' started by Callum85, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Callum85

    Callum85 New Member

    I have to install slurry channels from a couple cubicle houses acros a field to a new store we are building. I’m think of putting a precast channel so it acts as extra storage and was going to install them level with concrete lids so slurry stays wet enough to work its way along. The alternative is twin wall pipe which I’m not so keen on as it will be buried. Keen to know what others have done or seen that works.
     
  2. What distance are you going?

    Chanels with removable lids will definitely be better twin wall pipe If it gets blocked
     
  3. Courier

    Courier Member

    If they have a level flat base they need a 100mm lip at the discharge end to retain the wet bottom permanently and prevent it drying out - we used to have one 30 metres long which was covered with slats where we scraped the cubicles and collecting yard out on to and worked well. Never once blocked in 25 years.
     
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  4. Callum85

    Callum85 New Member

    I intend on laying them level although as we go across the field we will have to step the channels down every so often. Distance is about 70m
     
  5. At the distance you need to put weirs in to trap water so that muck runs over it
     
  6. farmerste

    farmerste Member

    Location:
    Preston
    i put a load of slurry channels in few years ago, installed them all level but built wiers in them every 40 ft to keep liquid in bottom. they work well and never block
     
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  7. MickMoor

    MickMoor Member

    Location:
    Bonsall, UK
    If set up as described, channels work very well, I would recommend them.
    I believe twin wall is not allowed for slurry, drainage water only. If I were putting pipe in, I would probably pump it through 150mm pressure pipe, so would only be worth doing if there was a significant difference in levels.
    In all these things, the cost of installation is more significant than the cost of materials. It wouldn't be worth getting a trencher in for 70m.
     
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  8. Scholsey

    Scholsey Member

    Location:
    HEREFORDSHIRE
    Why is twin wall not allowed for slurry? What regs stop it being used?
     
  9. MickMoor

    MickMoor Member

    Location:
    Bonsall, UK
    I was told by my pipe supplier when I tried to order some. Ironically, dirty water and slurry should be in black MDPE, not blue!
     
  10. Courier

    Courier Member

    When I put my channel in in the late 70’s I also put in a re-circulating pipe from the pump through the same sized pipe work as the pump outlet ( I had forgotten ) but although it worked I never needed to use it.
    I wouldn’t have expected twin wall to stand the pressures involved .
     
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  11. Yes I know what you mean. We’ve put them in before, can buy them off Storth. 6” pipe I think it is
     
  12. Courier

    Courier Member

    IIRC it was solvent joined water main.
     
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  13. Probably cheaper than Storth sell the same stuff for
     
  14. MickMoor

    MickMoor Member

    Location:
    Bonsall, UK
    I can supply too, and my supplier is not the same as Storth. I prefer metric, because there is more choice of fittings.
    Please only enquire if you have a specific project in mind. Conecting pipe to a pump through a Bauer coupling can be quite costly.
     
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