The wastewater plumbing distribution box, or D-box, is a key component of any sewage disposal system. Water effluent (wastewater) drains from the septic tank and enters the distribution box. The job of the D-box is to divide the waste water (effluent) evenly for discharge to the leaching system.
At any home or business property, it is critical that a distribution box is set perfectly level to prevent unequal distribution. An area with unequal distribution due to a non-level D-box is a main cause of failed leach fields. Customers often use Polylok© equalizers to equalize an uneven D-box. The installation team can easily test for levelness by adding water to the D-box.
Discharge pipes must also receive equal amounts of effluent for the system to function properly. If the fluid flow is unequal or inconsistent, the effluent will not be uniformly distributed throughout the leach field. One section of the leach field will receive effluent in excess of the design amount, while another section receives little or no effluent. Distribution boxes are sometimes used to monitor the effluent going to the leach field.
Distribution Boxes in Five Sizes
To complement our full line of septic tanks and services, A.J. Foss offers six sizes of precast concrete distribution boxes, ranging from 5-outlet boxes to 28-outlet boxes. Information about each size follows:
- Small Distribution Box: 5 Outlets: 2 Outlets on each side, 1 Outlet on the end
- Medium Distribution Box: 7 Outlets: 3 Outlets on each side, 1 Outlet on the end
- Large Distribution Box: 10 Outlets: 4 Outlets on each side, 2 Outlets on the end
- XL Distribution Box: 14 Outlets
- Commercial Size Box: 28 Outlets
H-20 Distribution Boxes Available
We also carry H-20 Distribution boxes for use below driveways, parking lots, and traffic areas. They are available in 14 Outlet, 18 Outlet, & 24 Outlet sizes. Please contact us with any questions and for exact dimensions available.
Plastic distribution boxes are also available; please contact us to discuss your project.
- 6-Hole Distribution Box
- 9-Hole Distribution Box
- Guarantees uniform, equal dosing
- Equal Distribution to each outlet
- As easy to install as a regular d-box
High-Quality Concrete Distribution Boxes
Our team crafts each precast concrete distribution box using high-quality 5,000 psi concrete that is regularly tested using ASTM C31 and C39 quality testing guidelines. Our Type III high early strength cement is also tested monthly to ensure that it complies with ASTM Standard C 150 and AASHTO M 85 requirements.
We use Polylok© Low Pressure Pipe Seals in our distribution boxes. These seals require no sealing or mortaring, and accept pipe from two to four inches. Also, several pipe classes will work including: Schedule 40, sewer and drain, and SDR 35 pipe.
Contact us to discuss your projects throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Northern Massachusetts that require wastewater and stormwater products, and discover the A.J. Foss difference for yourself.