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Old 02-07-21, 02:27 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by DoctorDoctor View Post
You need a small tank (rainbarrel or half a rainbarrel. Water comes intake on one side and leaves the other. The input and output is at the top. Sand and grit will fall to the bottom. Needs to be big enough so as there is not too much turbulence. Need to have access to clean out.
Yes, I want to add a first flush system on the downpipes. No problem if I have to open the system once a month to clean out the sand and grit, but what worries me is winter. Especially that the standing water will freeze and break the pipe.

I've read that many users either divert (dirty) water straight to the tank, or divert all water for the season into the garden.

I guess I would go with the second option.
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