Drainage for kitchen sink

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Old 04-12-17, 06:43 PM
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Drainage for kitchen sink

So I recently moved into a home built in the early 1900s and found it the kitchen sink doesn't drain into the septic system but drains into the back yard area.... which I'm completely fine with.... Except for one small part and that is that it just drains out of pvc pipe and into the ground making it a soggy mess.

I'm looking for a fix to this. I've looked into French drains but that doesn't really seem to be what I need. I've thought about digging a hole where it comes out at and just filling it with gravel but I don't know about having to clean that.

Anyone with some suggestions?
 
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What about a dry well with gravel?
 
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Why not hook up to the septic field and be done with the problem?
 
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I don't want to hook it up to the septic. The less stuff that goes in there the better plus if someone goes to pour grease down the drain I don't have to worry about the septic tank as there is no grease trap.

How much cleaning is done for a dry well? Do I need to scale it out occasionally because of all the food particles?
 
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24 in. Plastic Storm Water Leaching System-FWAS24 - The Home Depot

That model holds 50 gallons. When I bought one, it held 64 gallons. I think that it would be years before food particles caused it to need maintenance.
 
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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I'm going to look into the dry well more and see what is necessary to make it. When I get the money I'll spring for the home Depot version. Thanks again
 
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Mine just drains out onto the side of the hill so it poses no issues with my yard. The boy that previously owned my oldest son's place had a hole dug, some sort of small container installed [as a grease/lint trap] and 20' of leach field installed for his washing machine and kitchen sink. That was done close to 25 yrs ago and still works fine.
 
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