Time to Take the Gloves off!
This is a comparison of “The Rock and Pipe”
system versus The “chambered system” (Infiltrator).
It is time we set the record straight.
What our competitors are saying...
1: The chambers have a larger capacity of holding septic
water with biomat.
Now let us compare:
2: They say you cannot achieve even distribution with a
rock and pipe system.
3: Infiltrators can be installed using a pick-up truck.
4: Geotextile cover material and rock clog the holes in
5: Infiltrate in the dictionary means to “move into,
or filter through (a substance).
Editor’s note, look it up.
What we say: Below is actual
fact “Believe it or Not”
1: We will admit that the “chambered system”
can be put in using a pickup truck.
2: They are not infiltrating anything, why don’t
you just put a garden hose on top of your yard and see how
fast the water runs down into the ground. Watch it pond!
3: We have done extensive laboratory and in-field test
showing that with a “Rock and Pipe System” Water
Moves through rock and pipe faster and enters the soil below
the drainfield faster. In a chambered system the water just
sits on top of the soil inside the chamber and slowly leeches
into the ground.
4: Wouldn’t you want the water to dissipate faster
down into the soil below?
5: Do you want a septic pond under
your grass or in your yard? Located just inches below
the surface? What happens when it rains heavy?
6: We have found through our testing that the rock
in and around the pipe serves as an additional method
of catching any additional nutrients that may still
be in the water. Thus putting cleaner water back into
the ground and that is much better for the environment.
Failed Chamber System. The waste water has nowhere
to go and is just puddling
7: This gives “the Rock and Pipe System” an
advantage over the chambered systems. The chambered systems
through our years of observing, creates a thick film of
nutrient scum on top of the soil inside the chambers, thus
making it impossible for the water to leech down into the
soil in that area.
8: We have tested “The Rock and Pipe System”
and found the Geotextile material still in place and working
many years after initial installation. We have NEVER found
any rock plugging the exit holes.
9: With “The Rock and Pipe System” (Dixie’s
system) the water exits the pipe and enters the rock and
the soil (sand) considerably faster than the chambered system.
Thus our pipe empties faster and is ready to accept more
water to be “Equally Distributed” into the drainfield.
10: “Equal Distribution™”® is a registered
trade mark with Dixie Septic Tank and KTE Plastics. It is
a patented system and No One Else can reproduce it, and
11: How do we obtain “Equal Distribution™®”?
First a little history. We at (Dixie) manufacture our own
concrete tanks, we make our own pipe, we make our own fittings,
we make our own header pipe, and we crush our own concrete
(recycling) making drainfield rock.
With that in mind we use a patented system of “Equal Distribution™®” what it consists of is a system
of clamps (clamps are removed and used on the next job)
that we suspend our pipe exactly the correct height off
of the bottom of the drainfield. This pipe is set level
with a laser. So the drainfield pipe whether a “bed”
or “trench” is all at the same level row to
row throughout the whole drainfield.
We then put the rock in the drainfield. With the clamps
attached to the pipes we assure you of the correct depth
of rock in and around the pipe. Then the laser is used again
to level any of the pipes moved during the installation
of the rock. So each pipe is now at the same level in the
What happens then is when water enters the pipe and the
holes are always 60 degrees up from the bottom on each side
of the pipe. The holes are
NEVER at the bottom. There always is a small amount of water
The pipe. So as water enters the pipe (a “rising tide
raises all ships”).
Water exits all of the holes throughout the whole drainfield.
Thus we attain “Equal Distribution™®”, so
The Whole Drainfield is used
not just one end as in the chambered systems.
12: We have actual pictures of a chambered system that
was in use for four
years. The owners were doing an addition to the home. The
owner insisted that we (Dixie) do the add-on for the drainfield
to open up the end of five rows of chambers in a chambered
and what we found was an EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE.
The water had never reached the end of the chamber in fact
it was so full of
sand that water could never have gotten to the end of it.
louvers were packed so tight that water could not exit through
Water had never reached the end of the chambers after four
use. How could the chambers be functional?
13: With our “Rock and Pipe System using the “Equal Distribution™®” method
we have found that our systems will last well over 20 plus
even exceeding 30 years. You can’t beat that.
So it is up to you the Homeowner to decide which way you
want to go? Do you want to have a system that will last
in excess of 20 years? We are finding by experience the
average life of a chambered system to be 8-10 years. Do
you want to replace your system again within 8-10 years?
We have seen some chambered systems fail within 3 years.
Do you want a system that will be fully functional using
the whole drainfield, or one that uses just part of the
drainfield, and having a septic pond in your front yard?
The choice is yours. You can buy ours and save three times
the money over the years. 8-10 years versus 20-25 years
of service. Happy flushing.
With over 40 years in the business we feel the “Rock
and Pipe System” is still the best investment. If
it was good enough in the “Roman” times it is
good enough today. Why change something that isn’t
broke? New is not always the best.
The “Rock and Pipe Septic Systems” using “Equal Distribution™” top of the line in quality, longevity,
and customer satisfaction and saves you money in the long