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What you need:
  • 3 inch perforated drain pipe
  • Drain cloth
  • Uility knife
  • Shovel
Begin by measuring and cutting a 3" inch perforated drainpipe to the length of the proposed drain tile. When measuring the length for a circle you can use a flexible landscape tape to estimate lengths, or if the job is less than 100 feet you can place the pipe along the circumference of the circle and cut where the pipes intersect. Be sure to account for space when adding tees and crosses.
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After cutting the length of pipe, it is necessary to wrap the pipe with drain cloth. Place the drain pipe over the cloth and cut it to the proper length. A 6" pipe requires a 3' wide cloth and a 3" pipe requires an 18" wide cloth.
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Wrap the cloth around the pipe and secure it using string or tape.
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Lay the drain pipe into place.
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Connect the drain pipe to an existing down spout or drain field extension.
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Cover the drainpipe with about six inches of drain rock.
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Cover the drain rock with a few inches of soil and the tile drain is complete. This drain tile was installed around a circular wall, but the same procedure would apply to any number of different drainage applications.