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COLORADO ONLY - Infiltrator chamber septic system leach field installation instructions and pricing. Click here for main septic chapter with details and cost of other system parts.

The Infiltrator chamber septic system leach field differs from conventional leach fields, which use perforated plastic pipes laid in a twelve inch gravel bed. It is not a stretch of the imagination to envision those small holes clogging faster than a three foot wide chamber. That's why TheNaturalHome.com only sells the best! Infiltrator chamber leach field units are high-density polyethylene arches that interlock to form a continuous drainage area with a much greater storage 'surge' volume than conventional pipe leach fields. Structurally, chambers will take a heavy load, so you may drive over when necessary, just be sure to drive perpendicular to the chamber (like crossing rail road tracks) and never driving down the length of chambers. Installation simply involves digging a series of three foot wide trenches (or a large rectangular bed as shown below), connecting the Infiltrator chambers, and backfilling with the soil you originally removed. As a general rule, trenches 'fingers' should be no longer than fifty feet (12 or 13 Infiltrators long) for best function and most even effluent distribution. Unless you are installing as a "bed" system (where the chambers are right next to each other), leave at least six feet of undisturbed soil between fingers. In practice, this six feet of undisturbed soil between trenches becomes eight feet or more since you don't want to compact the soil above the Infiltrators; one should allow at least the width of the backhoe between trenches. And don't forget to loosen the soil twelve inches below bottom of the trench (scarify) before installing the Infiltrators leach chambers. The worst mistake you can make is to compact (smear) the soil in bottom of a leach field trench. You want to be sure to loosen the soil to allow for proper percolation of effluent. No gravel is needed - but gravel is always an upgrade option to aid percolation in any soil. No geotextile fabric (weed barrier material) is need - but in sandy and silty soils, it is recommended to cover the tops of your chambers with gravel and then fabric to keep soil from migrating into the chambers and surrounding gravel. For even more protection, fabric can be placed atop the chambers and then covered with 3/4 inch nominal crushed stone and then yet another layer of fabric atop the stone. Over-engineering is excellent insurance for long-term viability. As with most construction projects of this scope, it is always best to do the job right the first time. Regardless of what local Individual Sewage Disposal System ISDS guidelines will allow you install, best practice is to maintain certain high-quality guidelines for the sake of longevity, if nothing else.

Please note we are not Infiltrator®, the manufacturer, and we do not ship Infiltrator plastic septic tanks or Infiltrator chamber leach field systems outside the state of Colorado. For out-of-state referral, please contact the manufacturer direct at: infiltratorwater.com e-mail: info@infiltratorwater.com or phone: 800-221-4436.
Infiltrator chambers and plastic injection molded septic tanks are delivered free by company truck within about 50 mile radius of Denver (North to Fort Collins and Greeley, South to Monument and Franktown, West to Georgetown and Bailey, and East to Deer Trail and Tampa) or provided will-call, pick up in person at the Denver area warehouse. Motor freight for such large items has become so expensive we no longer quote out-of-state shipments of septic tanks, and chamber systems, but any local distributor of plastic storage tanks and PVC pipe is capable of sourcing septic tanks and chamber systems for your project. After purchase, we encourage clients to mail copies of their septic system permit plans for our review, as there are always details that could use some small improvement... with any engineered and approved plan. We'll do our best to help you avoid critical mistakes, like not using risers or not venting your leach field properly. We offer a 3% cash discount for payment other than credit card (bank wire transfer, bank cashier's check, or US Postal money orders). For invoice and scheduling delivery, please e-mail service@thenaturalhome.com with parts cut-list and drop site location along with best telephone number for driver to use in-route. We can normally schedule an AM or PM delivery when given at least three days advance notice, weather permitting. Driver requires assistance unloading merchandise.

Infiltrator Quick4 Plus Standard chambers 34" wide by 48" long (net assembled) by 12" tall
this updated 'Plus' series features internal support legs and better mounting for distribution pipe (when installed)
Infiltrator Quick4 Plus chambers weigh about 13 pounds each and a full pallet of 85 chambers is 7 foot 6 inch tall
FREE truck delivery only in Colorado.
We do not ship chambers or septic tanks outside Colorado.
Delivery radius about 50 miles around central Denver. Or you can will-call pick up in person at yard.
Infiltrator Septic Tanks are also available for free Colorado delivery with leach field chamber orders.

$33 each discounted to $31.50 at 50 count and $30 for full pallet load of 85 chambers or more
$20 each All-In-One 12 multiport end caps can also be installed in middle of chamber rows
$45 for 7-hole D-box
or $55 for 9-hole
includes SDR35 OR Sch40 seals & plugs - $20 each 6" tall D-box risers
Pipe and fittings can be quoted with a cut-list detailing type of pipe (SDR35 or Sch40) and quantity

3% Cash Discount when your order is paid with bank cashier's check or US Postal money orders
For invoice, email address & parts list: service@thenaturalhome.com or fax: 720-293-1705
We can usually arrange AM or PM delivery choice with payment at least 3 days in advance


Infiltrator chambers can be installed in a curved trench

Infiltrator leach field Quick4 Plus cut sheet
Quick4 installation video on YouTube
Infiltrator septic tank installations

Quick4 chamber leach field products by Infiltrator systems

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Infiltrator® chamber leach field systems are far superior to pipe-in-gravel in every aspect: smaller leach field size due to optimal percolation, increased retention capability for heavy loading days, root infiltration protection for long term viability, and resistance to traffic with 16,000 pounds per axle load rating given at least one foot of cover. Driving over the top of a leach field is not recommended, but you can on occasion, just be sure to drive perpendicular (from the side) not down the length of a run. You don't need to hire an engineer to design your septic system in most counties. We do not supply any engineering services. Local regulatory officials normally allow you to submit a site plan and pull your installation permits as the homeowner-builder as long as the soil percolates well. Then you can save even more money by renting a backhoe and installing your own septic system! Installation is relatively straight-forward, but even seasoned professionals can get too mired in 'how they've always done it' to realize there are better ways to approach any project. We're here to help every step of the way, doing our best to ensure you don't make that one critical mistake, like not venting your leach field properly or not scarifying the base of your trenches. We encourage clients to mail copies of their septic system permit plans for our review after purchasing a system, as there are always details that could use improvement with any plan. Building codes and engineered site plans are never intended to reflect optimal design specifications, merely the minimum acceptable requirements.

Infiltrator septic chamber leach field installation versus pipe in gravel stone and pipe

How to build it yourself septic leach field design tips and general rules of thumb
* Limit field runs to +/- 12 or 13 chambers which is about 50 feet in total length
* Level runs with a transit - only use a two or four foot level for approximating
* Always bring effluent pipe in top of chamber end cap, never into the bottom
* Install large granite or durable ceramic tile underneath inlet for splash plate
* Always ventilate the ends of every leach field pipe run or set of chambers
* Loosen 'scarify' soil at least one foot in base of trench before backfilling
* Add gravel into base of trench and atop chambers to improve longevity
* Geotextile fabric prevents soil intrusion into gravel from above & sides
* Never install geofabric in the bottom of any trench or septic leach field
* Septic tank up to 10 feet away and leach fields 20+ feet from foundation
* Leach field, especially pipe-in-gravel, should be 20+ feet away from trees
* Never plant bushes or deep-rooting fescue, dichondra, brome, or rye atop
* Never drive over a septic tank or leach field - chambers perpendicular only

Standard Quick4 'Plus' Infiltrator chambers are 34 inch wide (3 foot trench) by one foot tall by four foot long (net length after connecting together) and cost $33 each, $31.50 each for 50 or more, and $30 each for a full pallet load of 85 chambers or more. We offer a 3% cash discount when paid with bank cashier's check or US Postal money order (instead of MasterCard or VISA) and free delivery within about 50 miles of Denver or will-call pickup in person at Denver area warehouse. Rows of Infiltrator are generally limited to 12 or 13 chambers (about 50 foot length) requiring two $20 end caps for each row. Note that the 'plus' series end caps can be installed in the middle of a run to feed both directions (still need one for each end). We offer a 3% cash discount for payment other than credit card (bank wire transfer, bank cashier's check, or US Postal money orders). Please e-mail service@thenaturalhome.com with a cut-list for your project to get a personal quote. In addition to your parts list, please provide the drop site location and we can confirm free delivery is available in your area. In average soils, budget around $2000 for two bedroom home leach field, $2500 for a three bedroom, and around $3900 for a complete 4 bedroom Infiltrator chamber leach field system by the time you factor in distribution box, pipe, and vent fittings. Total package price depends upon leach field layout (bed versus trench) and number of Infiltrator chambers required, which is not known until you get a soil test and a copy of the local Individual Sewage Disposal System ISDS regulations. Local building code supplies the equation used to calculate leach field size in the ISDS: number of bedrooms multiplied by the factor of percolation rate of the soil with a percentage reduction in size given for using Infiltrator chambers. We can quote the system after you supply us with a cut-list detailing number of chambers and end panels and whatever other fittings you may require, but we do not supply engineering services to determine how many chambers you will need.

Infiltrator Quick4 Plus standard chamber dimensions

All of the various 'gravel-less' leach field chamber system brands function by the same set of physical limitations, regardless of marketing claims. 'Required' installation tips are not to be implied, but there are always 'good, better, best' methods of approaching any construction project. 'Good enough' with chambers is digging a level trench and backfilling atop with native soil. 'Better' is to scarify (loosen and rake) the soil in base of trench to a depth of at least one foot before installing chambers. 'Best practice' is adding a 6 to 8 inch layer of crushed gravel to scarified soil to ensure long-term percolation and best sewage treatment. Some engineers go one step further and lay 2 inch diameter perforated pressurized distribution pipe in the top of chambers with 1/4 inch diameter holes every 2 foot facing upwards to ensure equal effluent introduction throughout the trench. This only works with a lift station 'dosing tank' to send a couple hundred gallons of effluent out at one time. Non-pressurized (no pump or dosing tank) systems do not benefit from distribution pipe since the larger 1/2 inch diameter holes must face downwards and effluent rarely reaches the end of even a short run of chambers. When specified, non-pressurized systems strap 4 inch perforated pipe either side of the structural columns found on Quick4 Plus design. It is not recommended to run distribution pipe along the base of the trench since that area can be flooded at times should percolation rate be slow. Several inches of gravel atop chambers with a layer of geotextile fabric on top and sides is common practice in sandy or silty soils. Best practice is to limit trench lengths to about 50 foot (12 to 13 four foot long chambers) for full trench saturation and best treatment of septic effluent. Always vent the ends of each chamber run to ensure healthy air flow through system. Inspection port at end of each run must be drilled with holes to allow venting. Air is pulled through the chambers and out the plumbing vent atop roof of house. Fresh air and healthy soil are critical for long-term viability of the leach field. Standard ventilation specification is 1/16 inch (up to 1/8") diameter holes drilled at least one every square inch for at least eight inches above finish grade and capped. Larger holes are discouraged to prevent insects from nesting in the vent port.

Do-it-yourself infiltrator chamber leach field sewage disposal system basic conventional bed style layout

"Are we allowed to install this septic system on our property" is not a question we can answer for you. We have been providing much the same passive (non electric) septic system parts for over twenty years now, but we do not follow constantly changing city, county, and state building regulations. Unfortunately, with 63 counties in Colorado, regulations changing from year-to-year, and interpretations of those rules varying from one inspector to another, it's never possible to say for certain 'what is allowed' locally. Your local county building department is your primary source of information on what is possible to install according to local 'code'. Rather than telephone them with questions, you should drive over in person and get a copy of their local Individual Sewage Disposal System ISDS Regs and also get a list of locally licensed soil engineers. The building department will confirm or revise your site plans once submitted for approval. Often the county inspector will assist you with site plans and design as a service provided for their permit filing fee. If not, they will refer you to a local engineering firm that can visit the property in person and design the system. We provide free consultation after the sale on installation procedures, system design improvements, and operational issues, but we do not provide any soil testing, on-site services, 'stamped' engineered plans, or 'advanced treatment' systems.

There is no accurate method to calculate how many Infiltrator chambers are required without digging test pits in area of leach field. A percolation test performed at depth of leach field can approximate soil absorption rate, but only a test pit at least six feet deep will confirm soil composition beneath the leach field, ensuring proper waste treatment is possible in the critical first three feet. Number of chambers is determined with soil/usage equation supplied by local building department which varies from county-to-county, let alone state-to-state. That equation typically takes into account '1.5 engineering factor' which includes 50% extra for long-term viability. A very general 'rule-of-thumb' minimum size is "one square foot per gallon per day" and that could be way off, depending upon actual soil percolation rate and estimate of daily usage. Bare minimum usage rate to estimate with is 100 gallons per person per day. Therefore the building department often uses 200 gallons per bedroom per day when sizing residential systems. Each chamber is 12 square feet of base area and 8 square feet of sidewall area. For instance: 2 bedroom home may be calculated locally as 2 x 200 = 400 x 1.5 = 600 gallons per day usage. If you are given credit for sidewall percolation from trench chambers, that is 600 divided by 20 = 30 chambers in well percolating soils. More conservative approach (less well percolating soils) would be to estimate using only the base area of trench: 600 divided by 12 = 50 chambers. There is a huge difference between what is 'possible' to percolate daily and what is best for sewage treatment to prevent contamination of groundwater. The larger the leach field, the better the treatment of wastewater. This is a critical factor when there is a well drilled within 200 feet of leach field location and/or you have seasonally high groundwater present that could prevent proper treatment of sewage.


Division stripe for director valve

Flow director valve for splitting water flow 50/50 or all one direction

Flow director splitter valves are far superior to distribution boxes or splitting effluent flow with a tee fitting manifold. Effluent flow can be split 50/50 evenly between the two outlet lines OR alternate the flow 100% to one side or the other. This allows one half of your leach field go fallow for a few months to revitalize soil, prevent overloading, and reduce the growth of bio-mat. Three director valves will allow splitting flow between four separate leach field lines. And seven director valves will allow splitting flow between eight separate leach field lines. You can stagger installations with an even number of diverter valves, splitting flow into unique percentages to dial-in percolation area saturation. Director valves make for a very professional and longer lasting leach field versus using often wildly inaccurate distribution boxes or tee manifolds.

Director Valve Kits are $69 each with discount for quantity
comes with threaded access cap, riser pipe coupler, and flow adjustment handle
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$69 for 1, $66 each for 2, $63 for 3, $61 for 4, $59 for 5, $57 for 6, and $55 for 7+ valves


flow director splitter valve additional images, design details and installation guidelines

Flow director valve assembled with coupler, riser, and threaded cap     Flow director valve showing handle kit inside riser assembly


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Geotextile Fabric - professional duty for use with Infiltrator chambers

While not 'required', it is best practice to place a layer of gravel atop the chambers and cover with geotextile fabric before backfilling atop in sandy and silty soils. This additional step is recommended when soils are loose or sandy and would otherwise tend to wash down into the chambers. The primary place for geotextile fabric is above the gravel layer of your leach field lines, French drain, or drywell leach pit. Additionally, one can line the outside walls/sides of the excavated leach pit or drain lines to keep soil from migrating into the gravel from sides. This sidewall protection is always recommended when soils are loose or sandy and would otherwise tend to wash soil into the gravel. Geotextile fabric is also used for wrapping perforated pipe-in-gravel French drains, as pictured at right, with fabric on the bottom of trench too. French drains are wrapped like a burrito, unlike septic leach field chambers where the fabric is on the top and sides only. Protecting your leach chambers and perforated pipe gravel from soil and root infiltration is crucial to long-term soil percolation and preventing leach field failure.

Never install plastic 'visquene' sheeting or cheap non-woven 'weed barrier' landscaping fabric in place of professional grade heavy-duty woven geotextile fabric for septic system leach fields, drywell pits, French drains, or soil stabilization in foundation drainage projects. Besides longevity, the problem with using visquene plastic sheeting or cheap weed barrier non-woven materials, is they suffocate the soil, ultimately causing anaerobic soil conditions, biomat formation, root rot, and molding issues. Plastic sheeting becomes brittle and tears within a few years and the adhesive bond holding non-woven weed-barrier fabric together eventually decomposes, slipping, ripping and tearing, and allowing sand and soil to migrate into the gravel drainage layer of leach field or French drain. Invest in our professional grade woven geotextile fabric with a full 35 mil thickness and extra heavy-duty five ounce per square yard weight. Built for a lifetime of service, this is one of the only 'hydrophilic treated' materials on the market, with needle punched, multi-layer woven polypropylene design technology that lets air, water, and nutrients through, but keeps the soil out. Hydrophilic fabrics are critical in septic and greywater leach fields where oxygen penetrating into the soil is vital for long-term performance and protection against soil percolation failure. Unlike most fabrics, it features a very functional 'fuzzy' side that lays down against the soil to prevent slippage, making it very easy to install on sloped ground. The shiny smooth side has printed stripes every foot on center, full-length, for gauging trench elevations, rock fill levels, or lining up plants. Click here for our geotextile soil fabric engineering specifications and material MSDS sheet. This professional grade geotextile polypropylene fabric has proven itself over time to be a superior performer, as compared to other '20+ year landscaping fabrics'.

Professional strength, heavy-duty woven 35 mil thick geotextile fabric is hydrophilic treated to
allow air, water, and nutrients through its needle punched, multi-layer technology construction.
French drain trenches install fabric on all sides to prevent dirt from entering the gravel layer around perforated pipe.
Septic wastewater disposal lateral lines and leach pits do NOT install fabric on the bottom side, underneath gravel.

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All returns, cancellations and/or exchanges must first be authorized in writing by TheNaturalHome.com at service@thenaturalhome.com. Client may not ship any Merchandise back until We supply return Merchandise authorization RMA number and address for the shipment. Orders often do not ship back to the same warehouse they shipped from originally. Contact us with invoice number and reason for return or exchange to obtain an RMA number and instructions. No returns, refunds or exchanges will be authorized more than 30 days after original purchase payment date. Design consultation services, DVDs, knit shade material, water tubes, greywater and septic system parts are not returnable for refund or exchange for any reason. Once payment has been made, custom panel orders are cut and enter the production system and cannot be cancelled after payment is made. No return on any remnants or discontinued items. Any authorized returns of Merchandise must be in the original carton, in new unused condition, and returned freight prepaid to Our designated warehouse. Merchandise originally shipped via motor freight carrier on a pallet, may not be returned via package delivery service such as UPS or Fed-Ex. Original actual shipping cost will be deducted from any refund due along with up to 15% restocking fee on the Merchandise. This restocking fee includes the 3% credit card processing on original purchase, which is not refunded by MasterCard or VISA. Please understand that items on Our website are advertised as "Free Shipping", which is to be understood as "there is no extra charge for delivery of PURCHASED Merchandise". UPS, USPS, Fed-Ex and motor freight carriers charge us a fee for delivery of Merchandise, which We must recoup on returns. Kobe, for instance, bills a flat-fee of $40 and $45 for business and residential Fed-Ex shipments and $162 and $186 for motor freight carrier drops. Sun-Mar and Servel units ship via motor freight carrier for anywhere from $120 to $300+ per unit, depending upon zip code and drop site designation. Kobe, Sun-Mar, Clivus Multrum, Quanics, Dometic and Servel returns are manufacturer-direct, drop ship items and may be subject to an additional manufacturer's restocking fee. Discontinued, clearance items are not eligible for return or exchange. If an item is returned without original packaging intact, or is damaged, found to be used, or otherwise not ready for resale, it may be refused and returned to sender at their expense, so always insure shipment.

Lost and Stolen Shipments

Tracking information is emailed following shipment on all orders so client can anticipate delivery date. Custom size shade panels are made-to-order and can take up to ten business days to produce and ship. All other 'stock items' normally ship within three business days. Should you not receive email shipping information, please send a request for tracking number in writing to: service@thenaturalhome.com. Note it can take up to 48 hours for a given tracking number to appear on transportation company website. During this time, shipment status may be listed as "order processed and ready for pickup". Traditionally, this just means the shipment has not yet reached transportation company terminal and scanned after being unloaded from truck that picked those package(s) up. Overdue shipments must be reported to merchant in writing within one week after anticipated delivery date. Cardholder hereby agrees that only two possibilities exist for a shipment that did not arrive as anticipated. Possibility #1) Transportation company shows shipment as still being in-transit. In this case, merchant will file a 'tracer' request on behalf of cardholder with transportation company and they will search for box(es) at all company freight terminals. Cardholder is required to fully cooperate by filling out any forms requested, returning any voice messages left, and replying to any email messages sent by transportation company or merchant. Your patience and consideration is required and greatly appreciated while transportation company attempts to find the shipment. Replacement or refund is authorized solely at merchant discretion. Cardholder is not permitted to cancel order. Cardholder is not permitted to dictate choice of replacement or refund. And cardholder is not permitted to dictate time frame for settlement and ultimate delivery date for merchandise. Possibility #2) Transportation company shows shipment as being delivered. In this case, merchant will file a 'lost shipment' claim on behalf of cardholder with transportation company. A lost shipment claim can take up to two weeks to resolve and unfortunately, the transportation company rarely, if ever, pays the insurance claim. Ideally, we only ship to cardholder, personally, at their residence or business 'home' credit card billing address, but regardless of designated drop site and receiving person and whether or not a signature was required at time of delivery, cardholder is solely responsible for merchandise security after drop is confirmed by transportation company. After transportation company confirms delivery to shipping address, no signature required, there will be no refund or replacement for lost or stolen merchandise for any reason. Cardholder must immediately file a theft report with their local police department for item stolen from property or designated drop site. Cardholder hereby agrees to relinquish any and all right to file a credit card chargeback sales reversal for merchandise lost in transit by transportation company or merchandise reported lost or stolen after delivery is confirmed by transportation company. Should cardholder file a chargeback in violation of this terms of service agreement, cardholder will be held responsible for reimbursement of any and all merchant services processing fees incurred as a result of the frivolous chargeback, which can be anywhere from $35 up to several hundred dollars.

Shade Panel Production

Our commercial grade knitted shadecloth carries a one year manufacturer's replacement warranty against defects in material and workmanship. You can expect at least 5 years of service when installed properly and well over ten years when used seasonally in a temperate climate. Client must inspect shade panels within one week of delivery in order to be able to report any damages. Rips, tears, and aesthetic damage you find more than one week after delivery are not reimbursed or replaced by the freight carrier or TheNaturalHome.com. Additionally, merchandise that has been installed is not eligible for return or replacement for damage claims. Fabric is knitted polyolefin, primarily high density polyethylene HDPE, specially treated for durability and UV resistance. Wind damage from loose panel whipping, snagging, and abrading against the structure or cable framework is much more harmful in the long run than simple exposure to sunlight. Knit shade material should be installed hung underneath, not pulled across the top of cable or framework, to avoid abrasion and snagging damage. Chemical, fire, heat, abrasion, and snagging damage are not covered under manufacturer warranty. Shade panel warranty inspection returns must be authorized in advance and returned freight prepaid to designated location for visual inspection. TheNaturalHome.com will only pay the cost to ship warranty repaired or replaced merchandise back to client after inspection confirms damage was a material or workmanship defect. The following are trade-standard, non-valid reasons for requesting warranty inspection: First, there is no up-down, right-left, top-bottom or front-back reference point for any panel. Panel 'Width and Length' are measured from outside-edge to outside-edge of the sewn perimeter hem at the four corners only. Knit material has inherent tension and flex in the looming process that will resolve aesthetic issues when installed taut with rope lacing. Grommets on one side of panel are unlikely to line up with grommets on the opposite side or from one grommeted pinch pleat to the next. Exact one foot on-center grommet spacing, specific grommeted pinch pleat centering, and special placement on a particular side for grommets is not warranted. Any panel over 12 foot wide may have a noticeable factory knitted loom splice seam without notice in advance since the 20, 26, and 32 foot wide stock roll width fabrics are manufactured on side-by-side looms. We traditionally cover this seam with a grommeted pinch pleat, but it is possible to order plain cloth without a center GPP, per automated quoting form. Aesthetic issues are not warranted. For instance, the White 50% color knitted shade material can sometimes arrive with patches of orange discoloration and spotting as a result of the manufacturing process. This discoloration will dissipate after installation in the sunlight. Shade material may always be slightly wrinkled from rolling onto storage tube or shipping and knit appearance can vary from sample swatches presented and may also vary between various stock widths. Minor aesthetic flaws in knit appearance, stitching, and snags are not a structural panel failure problem and not warranted. Shade material is lockstitch knitted to prevent structural unraveling. Longevity is the same regardless of aesthetic appearance flaws in the fabric knit or perimeter webbing. If need be, one can use needle and thread to pull small flaws together and super-glue sealed. It is not considered a warranty-related defect unless it affects panel performance. Special fire resistant certified shade materials are not available. The finish 'Length' ordered is what we produce by cutting enough fabric to fold hem and GPP. The only time to anticipate deviation in finish dimension purchased is when 'Width' is a stock material width of 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 26 and 32 foot. Then, finish 'Width' is likely going to be two to three inches less after folding and sewing perimeter hem and any length-wise grommeted pinch pleats. ALL other times, the size panel you request is the finish size we do our very best to produce. Knitted shade netting is inherently difficult to work with due to tension releasing when cut to custom sizes, so trade-standard warranty for free replacement is a four inch tolerance. As measured at four corners, any error of five inches, or more, is warranted for free remake, replacement, or refund at our sole discretion. This accuracy guarantee does not apply to shapes other than rectangles or any panel dimension over 32 foot. Errors of less than five inches are considered for remedy on a case-by-case basis only when the panel has not been installed and can be resold as a new-unused remnant. Special grommet placement requests are not warranted and grommet spacing at exactly one foot on center is not warranted. Click here for knit shade material engineering specifications and product MSDS sheet.

Warranty and Warnings

Merchandise purchased from TheNaturalHome.com is covered only under that product's manufacturer warranty. Client is solely responsible for presenting all claims under those warranties directly to the warrantor. TheNaturalHome.com makes no consultation, service work, or system design warranties, whether express or implied and shall not in any way be held responsible for any customer misuse of Our products or misunderstanding of any and all of Our designs, whether express or implied. All responsibility and liability for any and all damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic files of this site are disclaimed. All information contained within this site and supplied by any and all TheNaturalHome.com consultations, design work and service work is governed by the following information disclaimer. Be aware that septic tank effluent, composting toilet materials, and greywater alike contain bodily fluids and as such are regulated as Hazardous Materials by the Federal government. Such hazardous materials (raw sewage) should be handled only by licensed professionals trained in the proper safety procedures and using proper safety equipment. If you are unsure of the correct handling and safety procedures, please check with your local health department for more detailed information.

Installation and Liability

Merchandise purchased from or through TheNaturalHome.com must be installed by a licensed professional installer and in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and local/state/federal electrical, plumbing, health and building department regulations. Building department regulation requirements differ from one town to the next and it is the Client's sole responsibility to ensure compliance. This is particularly important with hard-wired electric kitchen appliances and hoods, gas refrigerators, septic systems, greywater projects, and composting toilets. Even shade panel installations can come under local regulatory scrutiny (pull permits) in some parts of the United States. Client understands that shade panels are not rated for any fire resistance and hereby confirms that no fire resistance has been expressed or implied by Seller for Merchandise. Client is solely responsible for purchasing (pulling), and coordinating all of the inspections for all of the necessary electrical, plumbing, grading, road, health and building permits for their project. Some of these services, as requested, can be provided to Our Summit County, Colorado Clients where TheNaturalHome.com is a licensed and insured general Contractor (license number 6) and septic system installer (license number 69). TheNaturalHome.com is not an architectural nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing, and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell.

Art and Data Release

Client does hereby irrevocably consent to and authorize the anonymous use and reproduction by Us, or anyone authorized by Us, of any and all artwork, digital images, or stories submitted via email, phone or fax. Our primary concern is protection of your privacy. We never release Client information to anyone for any reason, so any use would be purely anonymous. We will not pay a fee or provide compensation of any sort, now or hereafter, for information, solicited or otherwise, that We share. Client hereby agrees to allow reproductions to be presented online or in printed format and hereby gives Us unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish artwork, stories or digital images submitted without restriction as to changes or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. This agreement shall be binding upon Client and their heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Information Disclaimer

The information from or through this site and from or through Architerra Enterprises, Inc. (d.b.a. The Natural Home Building source and TheNaturalHome.com is provided 'as-is', 'as available', and any and all warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed (including but not limited to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). We are not an engineering or architectural design firm. We are not licensed electricians or plumbers. We do not accept any legal liability whatsoever for any 'errors and omissions' perceived or otherwise. Any and all consultation given, or website information provided, may contain typos, errors, omissions, problems, or other limitations. Merchandise specifications are subject to change at any time by manufacturer without any advance notice from Our company or the manufacturer. Product specifications and installation instructions are likewise subject to possible error and may change at any time without Our knowledge. Blueprints, sketches, and any written consultation are provided for informational educational purposes only and not intended for construction-ready application without approval first by locally licensed structural engineer and local building department regulations. Our sole and entire maximum liability for any inaccurate information, for any reason, and user's sole and exclusive remedy for any cause whatsoever, shall be limited to the amount paid by the customer for the information received (if any cost was involved). We are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages including but not limited to damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, or the like, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of this website, communications, and information provided without such limitations. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, integrity, reliability, currentness, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation. Complaints by Client to any rating agency, company review, or personal referral concerning Merchant or Merchandise in direct disregard of this terms of service agreement are to be considered libel and will be prosecuted as such, if need be.

Consultation and Service

Written and verbal consultation on the specifics of any project is governed by this terms of service agreement, with or without purchase of Merchandise. Technical assistance is different with us because Our staff members live with what We sell. Housing, septic, composting and greywater systems all include free on-going consultation, so We'll take the time to answer your questions and ensure your project is a success. At the very least, We strive to save you money by avoiding costly mistakes, both short and long term. If We don't have an answer to your question right on the spot, We'll take the time to research it further and get back to you. We can consult on the phone, if you wish, but email allows us to much more completely answer your questions with sketches and links to related articles. Keeping everything in writing is a sure way to avoid any confusion with "you said he said" situations later. Our sustainable housing products are low-tech in nature, but their design is typically complicated by the seemingly endless installation variables for unique locations and applications. Any and all consultation (blueprints, photos, written word and sketches) purchased from TheNaturalHome.com are the intellectual, copyrighted property of TheNaturalHome.com. HTM house plans, septic system packages and greywater kit components Were designed and priced for the typical home and based upon the average soil type. Whether or not your local building department requires stamped engineer approval, you are well advised to take sample blueprints, sketch plans, and system consultation suggestions to a local professional engineer (PE). Local PEs are familiar with your soil type and more aware of unique building codes and concerns in your area. Most importantly, a local PE is readily available for the necessary site visits. your PE is then responsible for preparing a folder of notes and details which confirm the structural integrity, viability and liability for your project. TheNaturalHome.com is not an architectural design nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell. Communication is intended only for the paid Client recipient(s) and may be confidential and/or legally privileged and must be treated as such in accordance with state and federal laws. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken in reliance on the content is strictly prohibited.

Fiberglass Water Tubes

Water Tube and Cap ("Item") is manufactured for Client on special order basis by an independent company ("Manufacturer"). Manufacturer's warranty and guarantee, and special terms and conditions of sale and delivery apply to this Item. No warranty or guarantee is provided, expressed, or implied by Merchant, TheNaturalHome.com. Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any liability or responsibility for damage in transit. Only the transportation company is responsible for damage in transit. Before signing and receiving Item from transportation company, Client should demand to see packing list from Item shipment. If shipment is short Item (for instance: three caps, not four) or damaged (any Item defects), refuse the goods until the transportation agent notes the shortage or damage in writing on the freight receipt waybill. Always require a copy of the annotated waybill with shortage or damage noted in writing and signed/initialed by driver.Watch for hidden damage and inspect all Items fully before signing and accepting the shipment from a freight carrier. Client signature is testament that Item arrived in the proper amount and in undamaged condition. Hidden damage or shortage (anything found after delivery) is Client's sole responsibility to file claim with transportation company. Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any responsibility or liability for Item damage during/after installation. Manufacturer guarantees Item is up to its established standard of manufacture as to material and workmanship. In all claims, liability is limited to replacement of the invoice value of any Item claimed to be defective. Client assumes all risk and liability whatsoever resulting from the use of such Item, whether used singly or in combination with other substances. The materials purchased hereunder (Item) shall be examined and tested upon receipt thereof, and before the materials are used and within thirty days from such receipt, Client shall notify Merchant in writing of any claims on account of quality thereof. Failure to so notify Merchant shall constitute a waiver of all claims with respect to Item, and in any event the use of Item by Client shall be deemed to mean satisfactory performance on the Item and Merchant. No claim of any kind (whether as to Item delivered or for non-delivery of Item) shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of Item covered hereby with respect to which any damages are claimed. Merchant and Manufacturer will accept no returns unless previously authorized in writing with Return Merchandise Agreement. Item returned without RMA written permission is liable to non-acceptance and return at expense of Client. RMA will specify 25% restocking fee on Item, plus deduction for original cost of crating and shipping, plus Client is responsible for all return shipping arrangements and all related expenses. There are no promises, agreements, or understandings between Client and Merchant and Manufacturer not contained in this document. Should you use your own form to make a purchase based on a price quote from Merchant, the conditions contained herein shall be deemed to be incorporated in said order or contract or invoice.