I waited to do my excavation for Plumbing and Electrical, mostly because I wasn’t sure how to do it. I watched my neighbors and other builders put it in and then rented a Kubota for a week. A neighbor helped with the excavation putting about 13 hours on the machine. I put in 27. Did a lot of work in the last two days before they came to take it away.
It was fun using this machine. It was a real work horse.
What a mess?!
Trying to minimize bending for an easy pull.
I had a neighbor’s help in the excavation of electrical. He did it much faster than I could have.
The soil pipe and storm sewers were nice and straight to the city lines. They are deep too. Don’t have to worry about freezing. My neighbor helped with this dig. I would’ve never done it this way. I had planned more bends. His way was better.
Lots of fun making sure the pipes don’t get crushed by rocks as my neighbor shaves the hill.
I forgot about this drain and had to do some creative plumbing. After I did this, I realized I could’ve run it the other direction and connected further down the line in a smoother path. Luckily, it’s only drainage for floor drains. Not suppose to get much water here. And I added an extra cleanout.
Digging up on the hill. Making it smooth.
Luckily, I had the foresight to install plumbing and electrical conduit for future garage.
A mud pit after excavating for electrical, water, and sewage. More gravel needed.