1. J

    Use unmarked drain for extension

    Hello, Hoping someone might be able to help with our drain connection idea. We currently have a private drain that passes behind our house over to our neighbours garden that is marked on the Thames Water plans. From our neighbours garden it then goes into the main sewer. We'd like to do a rear...
  2. T

    Installed new toilet, but it has a constant trickle into the bowl

    The question says it all really. I have just put in a new toilet. Everything seems fine, but it does have a constant trickle into the bowl. It's hardly noticible... but I noticed and now can't unsee it. Is there a simple fix for this? Is it something to do with the float? Everything is brand new.
  3. O

    neighbours moved gutter downpipe without permission

    Hi all, My dad lives in a semi-detached house with the shared down pipe being on his neighbours property. The neighbours did a loft extension and remodelling of their house and during this time they have drilled into my dads property and moved the down pipe to his side without asking...
  4. B

    rear extension - move drains + build over agreement

    hi all, I need some advice on what options I have here. attaching picture for clarity. long story short, I have 2 square manholes in my rear garden. * one is around 1.4m from the rear wall (M1), the second one is around 4.15m from the rear wall (M2), as per image. * M1 collects my...
  5. S

    Opening in path

    There is an opening in the concrete pathway next to the front door. See photos. I dug it out. I was expecting to find an old drain or pipework. However, there was no drains or pipes, just soil and at the bottom what appears to be sandstone Do anyone know what this was made for.
  6. AdFromEssex

    How do I remove and replace this manhole cover?

    Hello all, I’ve had a good search but can’t seem to find an answer (apologies if this is infact a duplicate thread). Can anyone advise the best way of removing this inset (I think that’s what they’re called) manhole cover? The four screws are out but I don’t want to damage the screw holes by...
  7. A

    What is most economical solution for a strip foundation here?

    Hi, please see attached photo showing rear wall of a 1960's semi-house. The rain-pipe and sink pipe waste run into this gutter. The green hilight shows where the new proposed 60cm wide strip foundation will run for the rear kitchen extension (about 1m deep). What is the solution for this...
  8. N

    Leak or condensation?

    Hi. I recently noticed a drip down the side of my house. Not been here long so dont know if its an old problem. It seems the culprit is an external drainpipe (from the shower I think). There is a ring of what looks like moss which is sodden. As this has only just started to be an issue, I...
  9. M

    Sewer blockage?

    I recently had the manhole cover off my drain as there was a smell of blocked drains, turned out to be next door But I did notice what looks like a small blockage at the bottom, it almost looks like cement / concrete I’ve never looked down a sewer so not sure what it should look like! Also...
  10. R

    Channel drain discharge into underground drainage

    I am in process of installing Hex Drain (Channel Drain) on the brick patio. I have got the underground drain available nearby where I can discharge the water. (In the picture). As you can see there is a rodding point attached. I am planning install T junction (like this...
  11. R

    Riser for square clay gulley

    Hi, Need to raise an existing rain water drain so that I can tee into it. Thought it would be easy but the existing clay gulley has a square hole/neck and the t-pieces are 110mm round. I had assumed I could buy a ribbed seal (or similar) but can't seem to find one. Am I googling the wrong...
  12. O

    found a drain pipe in garden and overflowing

    Hi, My normal drain is at the head and knowing this I dug up the patio to build an extension. However, I found another pipe that was terminated at the border, but as i dug round it the soil became loose and the pipe opened. Sometime soapy water comes out and starts to flood my foundation. I...
  13. J

    Leaky external drain pipe. Can it be ignored?

    Thanks for your replies
  14. M

    Channel Drain Around Corners

    What's the best way to fit channel drain around corners? I don't know if the corner boxes need to line up with specific parts of the channel drain or whether any cut will fit into the box. My lengths will almost certainly be random and there is a few corners to work out
  15. M

    Channel Drain to Clay Gully

    I need to fit channel drain to a clay gully. I'm going need to join into the side. I think I will cut a 70mm hole with a glass cutter and fit a 68mm pipe in the side like someone else has done on this forum. The problem I have is that I can't find any channel drain with a 70mm outlet, they're...
  16. S

    Change direction of kitchen sink waste connection.

    Hi, I need some advice on the best way to trim this pipe and make a new connection. See photos 1614973979567652728988918164331 by Sam Burrows posted 5 Mar 2021 at 7:53 PM 16149739480391495695415063939701 by Sam Burrows posted 5 Mar 2021 at 7:53 PM We're in a flat on the first floor so can't...
  17. J

    Has this been carried out properly?

    I'm hoping some kind soul might be able to comment if this workmanship has been carried out properly? Situation is: previously an open vented system which has been converted to a sealed system (the benefits of which I'm still unclear on). As such, an expansion vessel was positioned in the...
  18. C

    Aerate OR landdrain OR both?

    Hi all, I've currently got a problem with a very squelchy lawn. The lawn is on a gradual slope towards the house and is at it's worst at the bottom of the slope. The soil is generally heavy with clay as well. I was planning on installing a landdrain throughout the lawn but i'm now wondering if...
  19. C

    Perforated land drain into aco drain

    Hi all, I'm currently looking into installing a perforated land drain in my back garden as the grass is becoming a boggy mess. I currently have an aco drain along the side of the patio which leads into the house gutter drain which is close to the edge of the grass. This drain is the only option...
  20. Jeff543

    Outside kitchen-sink drain pipe corroded

    Easy job or not? Cheers.