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Publication numberUS1795123 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1931
Filing dateApr 12, 1929
Priority dateApr 12, 1929
Publication numberUS 1795123 A, US 1795123A, US-A-1795123, US1795123 A, US1795123A
InventorsHarris John F
Original AssigneeHarris John F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Selectively-controlled distributing box for sewage-disposal systems
US 1795123 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


Application flied April 12,

This invention relates to a distributing box tor sewage disposal systems and an object of the invention-is to provide for selectively closing` the outlet conductors from a distributing box and permitting other outlet conductors to discharge to permit the earth to carry away excess discharge from the area closed.

Further objects of the invention are to provide, in a mannerashereinafter set forth,

a distributing box of thecharacter referred to, which is strong, compact and durable, l highly efficient for its intended purpose, and thoroughly reliable in its operation, which is very simple to manufacture and install,

and promoting economy in disposing of sewage.

T.Vith the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein is disclosed an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modiiications may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of the claims hereunto appended.

In ,the drawings, wherein like reference denotev corresponding parts throughout the several views: i`

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device in accordance with thisinvention submerged below the level of the earth.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section'taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1, and

Figure is a vertical section taken stantially on the line 3 3 of Figure 1.


49 The distributing box in accordance with i is divided so as to distribute the egress thereof over a greater area of the earths surface.

Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein is disclosed an embodimentof the invention, 5 indicates a hollow, closed segmental shaped reservoir having an arcuate side 6 1929. serial No. 354,584.

and the chorded side 7 secured at their points oit merger and top and bottom segmental lower edges of the `side walls 6 and 7 are buti tered with cement and coupled to top and bottom walls by seatingin the angular groovesl 11, 12. i

An inlet conductor 13 extends through the arcuate side wall 6, at a point equi-distailt from the ends thereoil and slightlylbelow tl e horizontal center of the wall. A plurality o longitudinally spaced outlet conductors are secured to and extend through the chorded wall 7 at a. lower lever than the inlet conductor The area of the outlet conductors 1A; are substantially the same as the inlet conductors 13 and are spaced from each other a greater distance than the diameters thereoi. The inner end of the outlet conductors 14 projects slightly beyond the inner face ot the wall 7 so as to provide Ator seating the valve to bepresently described.` The reservoir 5 is to be submerged below the surface of the earth 15, and connnunicating `therewith from the surface is a soil pipe`v 16, the lower end of which is anchored in the top wall The upper endA or. the soil pipe 16 is provided with a screw cap, 17, which is Hush with the surface of the ground and may be removable 'for purposes referred to. A pair ot bronze bushings 18, 19, are secured in the top wall 8 and the bottom wall S) resjiectively in alignment with each other. '.ihrough the openings in the bushings journalled a `ml ve stem 20, on which is rigidi)IY mounted a rectangular ,plate 21. The plate 21 is ot such length and on the head 2v2, the plate 21 vmaybe rotated bythe Valve stem 20, whereby adjacent pairs f of outlet conductors may be prevented from l discharging.- The plate 21 actsV in a-llrespects vsimilarly to the ordinary hat valve and con-V trols selectively the discharge rthrough the.VV outlet pipes as desired.

In Lthe application of the-distributing box in accordance lwith'this invention, the same is' particularly adaptedto soils that absorbl water slowly andlwhen-theifarearabout pair of the outlet conductors 14 becomes water clogged', the ila-t Ival-'ve r'Lil may -lrefclosedcut-l o ting off the discharge throughthat pair, and

' permitting the iow to continue'throughthe other pair. of outlet conductors 14. i

including an arcuate and a chord side, an inlet conductor pipe secured to and entering through the arcuate-side of vthe reservoiro a plurality of longitudinally spaced outlet conductor pipessecuredthrough and extending laterally from the chord side of the reservoir,

.and means operable from the surface of the ground ,for selectivelyclosing the :adjacent pairs of outlet/s and permittingtheremaining outlets to discharge.

-In testimonywhereof `I aliix my signature.


. VHav-ing described my invention, whatis claimed as new is: q Y

. l. A' distributor box `forse/wage disposal systems comprising a hollow closed segmental shaped 'reservoir Vadapted to be placedl below the surface r,of the'earth, an inlet conductor pipe secured to'and entering through the arcuate side ofthe reservoirpand aplurality of. llongitudinallyfspaced outlet conductor l pipes securedfthrougli and extending laterally from the chord sidel of said reservoir, and means operable from the surface of the ground for selectively closing the adjacent pairs of outlets and permittingthe remaining outlets -to discharge.

, 2. A distributor box for sewage disposal systems comprising a hollow closed segmen-y tal shaped reservoir adapted to be placed below the surface ofthe earth, an inlet conductor pipe secured to and entering through the arcuateside of the reservoir, anda plurality of vlongitudinally Yspaced outlet conductor ,pipes secured to and extending laterally from the chorded side of said reservoir, and means the surface ofthe eartluan inlet conductor pipe secured to `and entering through the Y arcuate side of the reservoir, and a. plurality of longitudinally spaced outlet conductor pipes secured to and extending laterallyirom the chord side of'said-reservoir7 and 'means operable from the surface of the ground for selectively closing the adjacent pairs of outl lets and permitting .the remaining outlets Vto 4be discharged, said outlets being disposed atlower levels than said inlet conductors,

` in the top and bottom walls said means comprising a flat valve journaled 4. -A distributor box for Vsewage disposal systems comprising a hollow-closedreservoir adapted. to -be placedbelow the surface vof the 'i i earth, said reservoir being of segmental shape

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U.S. Classification137/236.1, 210/532.2, 137/875
International ClassificationE03F5/02, E03F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationE03F5/02
European ClassificationE03F5/02