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Arc 36 Chamber

Arc 36
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The Arc 36 septic leaching chamber is a sturdy, lightweight plastic unit that combines maximized infiltrative surface area and storage capacity with an improved structural design to handle most any conventional leachfield system challenge without sacrificing performance.

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Specifications:

Size
34.5"W x 63"L x 13"H
(876 mm x 1600 mm x 330 mm)

Effective Length
60" (1524 mm)

Weight
17 lbs

Total Bottom Area
12.27 sq ft

Capacity
80 gal (10.7 cu ft)

Benefits:

  • Injection-molded from polyolefin for lightweight and sturdy design
  • 20° integral articulating joint is ideal for either straight or contoured septic leachfield applications
  • Designed to accommodate both gravity-fed and pressure-dosed systems
  • Corrugated chamber design eliminates flat surfaces and provides increased load bearing capability in the trench
  • “Lock and Drop” joint provides a more positive connection during installation and backfill
  • Universal inlet/outlet endcap
  • Inspection vent ports on every unit with easy-to-remove knockouts for maximum job site flexibility
  • Convenient five-foot lengths are easy to handle
  • Quickly installed by one person into three-foot wide trench or bed applications
  • Increased plumbing option with Side Port Coupler component which snaps in place to allow side entry at any joint throughout trench line
  • Diamond plate texture increases slip resistance and enhances ease of installation

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FAQs:

Where can I get local installation code, system designs, and product technical questions answered?

Many installation requirements and options are governed by local codes instituted by the health department in your area. When in question, check with the local health department for specifics and follow their code instructions. Any design or installation questions not answered here can be directed to the Infiltrator Water Technologies’ Technical Services staff by calling 1-800-718-2754.

In what types of systems can Infiltrator chambers be installed?

Infiltrator chambers can be used in almost any septic leachfield application. Wherever stone and pipe can be installed, Infiltrator chambers can be used. This includes trench, bed, and elevated mound installations. Infiltrator chambers provide superior treatment capabilities in pressure dosing, level distribution, serial distribution, evapotranspiration, and sand filter applications.

When I install Infiltrator chambers, how much can the size of the leachfield be reduced?

System sizing is determined by each local health department. Typically, health departments have approved sizing reductions of 25 to 50 percent when Infiltrator chambers are specified. Check your local health codes for the specifics in your area.

Can chambers be installed under a driveway or paved surface?

Some health codes do not allow septic leachfields to be installed under impervious surfaces such as driveways. This is because the surface pressure can compact the soil, resulting in a negative effect on the soil’s ability to treat effluent (wastewater). Check with your local health department for the specific codes for your area. If this type of installation is allowed, call Infiltrator Water Technologies’ Technical Services staff at 1-800-718-2754 for design and installation instructions.

What is Infiltrator Water Technologies' specification for minimum and maximum system cover?

Infiltrator Water Technologies recommends a minimum of 12 inches of compacted cover over the chambers. Maximum allowable cover over the chambers in a trench system is 96 inches. In bed systems, the maximum cover is 48 inches. If the drainfield is located in a non-traffic area, minimum cover can be reduced to six inches. Exercise caution with equipment when installing a system at the 6-inch depth. Infiltrator Water Technologies does offer a line of Shallow Cover (SC) Chambers that allow for six inches of cover with an H-10 equivalent loading rate, however these are only available in specific markets. Always check with your local health codes for specific cover requirements.

Can Infiltrator chambers be installed around obstacles?

Yes. To accommodate existing obstacles in system installation, the Quick4 Chambers allow for 10 to 15 degree turns, right or left.

Can the inspection port opening be used as an inlet?

Yes, on the top of each chamber there is a knock-out area that is typically used for an inspection port. When inletting into the inspection port, a splash plate is needed under the inlet. Use caution when backfilling so as not to dislodge the inlet pipe.

What prevents soil from entering the chamber through the sidewall louvers?

Infiltrator chambers have a patented MicroLeaching™ louver design that corresponds to the angle of the soil. This permits effluent to leach out of the sidewall while preventing soil from entering the chamber.

Should filter fabric be used over Infiltrator chamber sidewall louvers?

Infiltrator MicroLeaching™ sidewall louvers are designed to keep soil out; therefore filter fabric is not needed. Contact Infiltrator Water Technologies Technical Services for additional information at 1-800-718-2754.

Do I need to compact the trench base when installing in sandy soils or fill/mound systems?

When installing the chambers in sandy soils, mound, or fill systems the sand base should be compacted. This gives the chambers a solid footing and does not adversely affect the infiltration rate of the sands.