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Publication numberUS2767801 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1956
Filing dateFeb 4, 1954
Priority dateFeb 4, 1954
Publication numberUS 2767801 A, US 2767801A, US-A-2767801, US2767801 A, US2767801A
InventorsEads Harold O
Original AssigneeEads Harold O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seeping well
US 2767801 A
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l Oct. 23, 1956l H. o. EADS 2,767,801


United States Patent Oce Patented Oct. 23, 1956 SEEPING WELL Harold O. Eads, Vienna, W. Va.

Application February 4, 1954, Serial No. 408,188

1 Claim. (Cl. 182-2) This invention relates to a new article of manufacture for a seeping well and more particularly to water containers to be located below the surface of an area of earth and connected to a source of water supply as a septic tank or the like to dispose of the water from the tank throughout the area of earth with which the seeping well is in direct contact.

It is a primary object of this invention to provide a seeping well of the kind to be more particularly described hereinafter having water exhaust openings through which water may freely flow into the surrounding earth, the water being derived from gutters around the edge of building roofs or from drain water from the building to be disposed of in an area of ground spaced from the building.

-It is a further object of this invention to provide a seeping well of this kind which may be directly connected by a tile sewer pipe or the like without a bell coupling end to a source of water supply on one side of the well and to an elbow pipe on an opposite side of the well or to an adjacent and similar seeping well.

Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter described and the novel features thereof defined in the appended claim.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a diagrammatic View of the seeping Well connected to other seeping wells and a septic tank in a ground opening.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one corner of the seeping well, partly in section, removed from the ground.

Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section, partly broken away, taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.

Referring more specifically to the drawings the numeral designates generally a seeping well constructed according to an embodiment of my invention. The seeping well is constructed from a pair of sheets of galvanized metal designated by the reference numerals 11 and 12 in the drawings although it is to be understood that any and other types of sheet metal as copper may equally well be used. In the normal construction of the invention 16 gauge galvanized steel or 18 gauge copper bearing steel is used but 18 gauge galvanized or 16 gauge copper bearing sheet may equally well be used throughout the entire structure of the seeping well 10.

Each sheet of forming material as the sheets 11 and 12 may be initially formed by bending each sheet to provide a at outer side wall 13 on one sheet and a flat outer side wall 14 on the other sheet. The bending of the side walls or sheets 12 and 13 will provide end walls 15 on one end of each of the outer side walls 13 and 14. The end walls 15 are further formed with a flange 16 along one outer edge thereof bent parallel to the respective outer side wall of the particular sheet of metal.

The flanges 16 of the end walls are spot welded as by spot welds 17 throughout their length thereof to the other side wall so as to provide a substantially rectangular pipe open at the opposite ends thereof, sheets may also be joined by are welding, llash welding, or riveting.

Y ended well.

Each of the sheets of metal 12 and 13 are provided with a pipe opening 18 adjacent the upper edge thereof through which pipes, as elongated tile pipes may be extended having the end of the pipe, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. l extending interiorly of the resulting open The pipe openings 18 are formed in the outer side walls and horizontally elongated drain openings 19 are formed in the side walls adjacent to and extending below the pipe opening 18 as clearly indicated in Fig. 3 of the drawings.

Similar drain openings, formed in a vertically extending series are also provided in each of the end walls 15 as clearly indicated in Fig. 2 of the drawings.

Substantially hooded upwardly struck louvres 20 are formed in the side walls and end walls adjacent to the drain openings 19, each of the louvres 20 having a substantially horizontally extending top cover and a depending skirt 21 on the outer edge of the hood with the skirt extending outwardly from the openings 19.

A cap 22 is formed of the same sheet material as the well to be removably attached to the upper end of the well. A flange 23 is formed about the periphery of the substantially rectangular cap for bearing engagement with the outer side of the upper end of the formed sheets of metal 11 and 12 as clearly indicated in Fig. 2 of the drawings.

In order to hold the cap 22 in place as a cover for the upper end of the well a clip 24 is welded to, or otherwise secured on the lower side of the sheet of metal forming the cap 22 between the anges 23, the clip 24 being substantially inverted L shaped in configuration for pressing against the inner side of the sheets of metal 11 and 12 for substantially clamping the cap 22 to the upper end of the seeping well.

The clip 24 is substantially inverted I. shaped, having a vertical arm 26 and a horizontal arm 27. The horizontal arm 27 of the clip may be welded or otherwise secured to the lower side of the cap 22 and the vertical arm 26 may be slightly bent outwardly from the vertically extending portion thereof to form a guide to receive the upper edge of the sheet of metal so that the sheet of metal is directed between the vertically extending arm 26 and the flange 23 of the cap.

A stitfening base angle bar 28 is welded to the well at the lower end thereof remote from the connection of the lid 22, said angle bar 28 having a vertical arm 29 (welded within the well and a horizontal arm 30 extending outwardly from the well as a sort of anchor engageable in the ground.

The well 10 may be used alone for connection to a septic tank exteriorly of a building or a plurality and series of seeping wells 10 may be connected together so that when one of the seeping wells 10 becomes substantially lled with water the excess water may freely pass to an adjacent seeping well as clearly indicated in Fig. l of the drawings.

An elbow pipe 28 is secured at one end thereof to one of the pipe openings 18 to provide a substantial exhaust for the water or other liquid material collected in the seeping well.

When the seeping wells are connected together by a tile pipe 29 and to a septic tank 30 the septic 30 may derive its material through an inlet pipe 31.

The seeping well 10 is initially located in an opening in the ground and gravel 32 may substantially surround the seeping well 10 so that liquid in the seeping well may freely be absorbed by the ground.

Sod 33 may be located on the upper surface of the ground, the opening in the ground for the seeping well being substantially below the surface of the sod and the upper surface of the ground in a substantially well known manner.

While the specific details of one embodiment of this invention have been herein shown and described, the invention is not conned thereto as changes and alterations may be made without departing from the spirit and scope thereof as dened in the appended claim.

I claim:

A seeping well comprising an upright tubular member having a rectangular configuration in transverse section, an angle member secured to the lower end of said tubular member, said angle member having one side thereof vertical and secured to the inner face of said tubular member, said angle member having the other side thereof horizontal and projecting outwardly, said horizontal side forming a base, a cap disposed on the upper end of said tubular member, said cap being formed of a horizontal plate, depending flanges carried by said plate about the marginal edges thereof and telescoping over the upper end of said tubular member and outwardly struck downwardly opening louvres formed on the vertical sides and 4,- ends of said tubular member, said tubular member having aligned openings in the upper portion of each side thereof.

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U.S. Classification210/170.8, 405/36, 210/542
International ClassificationC02F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationC02F3/046
European ClassificationC02F3/04E