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Old 15-01-2017, 06:48 PM
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How does everyone deal with washing machinery off back at yards in this age of environmental awareness .... I would like to put one in at the new yard but hardly dare ask
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Old 15-01-2017, 07:03 PM
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How does everyone deal with washing machinery off back at yards in this age of environmental awareness .... I would like to put one in at the new yard but hardly dare ask
I am currently waiting for the E.A to remove the waste transfer license from my yard then I am going to shamelessly copy Trax's system.

Three chambers. Water/Shit/Oil mix goes into first chamber... heavy stuff sinks in a sump, oil and water pass through a pipe that is at surface/inlet level. leaving the mud and crap behind. Next chamber the water filters down to a pipe in the bottom, whilst the oil floats on top.

Final chamber traps any remaining silt.
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Old 15-01-2017, 08:01 PM
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Depends what your dealing with just oil or chemicals bio beds can deal with anything
Just a concrete pad with a speedbump cast round it then everything goes out through one drain no leakage
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I am currently waiting for the E.A to remove the waste transfer license from my yard then I am going to shamelessly copy Trax's system.

Three chambers. Water/Shit/Oil mix goes into first chamber... heavy stuff sinks in a sump, oil and water pass through a pipe that is at surface/inlet level. leaving the mud and crap behind. Next chamber the water filters down to a pipe in the bottom, whilst the oil floats on top.

Final chamber traps any remaining silt.
Sounds a proper job that !

I will be looking to do something along those lines - with a basket or something in the first to lift mud/gravel out in... or sized so a mini can clean it out.
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Sounds a proper job that !

I will be looking to do something along those lines - with a basket or something in the first to lift mud/gravel out in... or sized so a mini can clean it out.
Make it so a Mini can clean it out. Tim's had a steel Bucket originally apparently but alas the silt would always pack under it and around it. Roadsweeper was the boy for cleaning it.
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I am currently waiting for the E.A to remove the waste transfer license from my yard then I am going to shamelessly copy Trax's system.

Three chambers. Water/Shit/Oil mix goes into first chamber... heavy stuff sinks in a sump, oil and water pass through a pipe that is at surface/inlet level. leaving the mud and crap behind. Next chamber the water filters down to a pipe in the bottom, whilst the oil floats on top.

Final chamber traps any remaining silt.
standard wash off 3 chamber interceptor set up Rory .... can get 'em pre-fabbed/formed and just bury 'em.
had one in my yard and worked well

IIRC this has been discussed on here before some where .... just looked ...

http://www.ceforum.co.uk/showthread....tor#post105973 ...... post #632 with some links to build design
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The main thing with interceptors seems to be making them easy to clean. If it is a difficult/expensive job you will be tempted to leave it a bit longer and before you know it there will be problems.
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We have a 14m x 8m concrete pad with falls to a 1.5m x 2.5m by 1.5m deep catch pit in the centre with a outlet to a fibreglass 3 chamber separater. The grating on the catch pit we just lift off and dig out the silt with a digger, it works well for us.
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We have a 14m x 8m concrete pad with falls to a 1.5m x 2.5m by 1.5m deep catch pit in the centre with a outlet to a fibreglass 3 chamber separater. The grating on the catch pit we just lift off and dig out the silt with a digger, it works well for us.
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