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...
Hello. I'm looking for some advice about a neighbour's outbuilding.
The neighbour has built an outbuilding (which is their right of course) but have also connected a soil pipe from the outbuilding all the way down the garden to then join the sewerage system on a shared passageway. The trench...
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...
I am replacing a traditional toilet with a Grohe frame and I need to replace the existing waste connection (see pic below) with the one that comes with the Grohe frame. The connector goes down into the concrete floor and I have no visibility of where it goes/ how it connects. If I just yank it...
I have this buchan trap in my garden, the area I want to monoblock.
I'd like to replace the concrete lid with something more aesthetically pleasing. But can't seem to find anything.
I know it needs to be vented etc.
The shaft size is 360x240 (inside measurements).
Could I corbel...
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!
Hi all, long time guest user but first post here.
We are currently having a single storey extension built. There are various private and public sewers that run under the extension with a man hole having been removed. The next obstacle is bridging this pipework for the foundations, because of...
We have a build over agreement from our water utilities supplier as we're building near a large sewer pipe that runs between our house and neighbour.
Our neighbour is difficult and asking to see the agreement. I don't see why as it's between us and the utility provider.
So I’m desperately after some advice! Since moving into our house a few years ago the sewer pipes always get blocked. We’ve had professionals clean them but they still clog up after a few months. What I believe to be happening is my waste pipes are not on a steep enough gradient and/or...
anyone know what this is - it’s made of cast iron?
There’s one at the boundary of a lot of properties in Aberdeen.(which all seem to have been built in the mid 1960s).
I think it might be a sewer vent but would like confirmation as we’re widening the opening to our driveway.
Looking for advice regarding an intermittent sewer/drain smell in our kitchen that we can't get rid of please!
We have a 12 year old townhouse and over the last few weeks have had an intermittent smell in the kitchen coming from the sink and the part open top back of the kitchen lower...
I have just started excavating part of my lawn for a patio and have discovered a manually perforated grey plastic pipe that leads into the side of the main brick built surface water manhole. I'm guessing first of all that this breaks every regulation in the book, if so how do I remediate this...
Hi, new poster hoping someone might be able to help me with an issue that has me at the end of my tether! For almost a year we have been experiencing intermittent sewer gas smell in our house. 2 years ago we had a rear extension done, including a downstairs WC, which involved re-routing some of...
Hi - I am applying for a build over agreement with Thames Water to build over a sewer.
They require "Existing" and "Proposed":
a) Cross-sectional foundation plan
b) Ground floor plans
How do people usually determine the existing foundation plan?
Do you actually dig down until you see the...
I've recently had my raised front garden taken out so I can make extra car parking space in the front garden. The inspection chamber (see photos) was originally 3 or 4 brick courses high, the biscuit was removed and the courses removed. The biscuit was replaced and is now as low as it can...
I am looking at building an extension at the back of our house but the area where we would build has the public sewer that runs along the back of the terrace of houses. At the back of my house it’s very close to the surface and then goes down the side of our end terrace house to the road...
Good Evening all,
I have started to have a go at replacing a cracked Gully pot, and having exposed the pipework want to take a pause and just double check my next steps are going to be OK.
So, for reference:
This picture shows:
Left hand small pipe - Something dodgily put a drain run that...
Ok, here is a head scratcher.
I have a 3 storey house, pre 1937.
To the rear is a lawn on the left and a patio on the right.
The rear lane is 3m lower than the lawn so a pathway with steps down to lane level passes between the patio and the lawn.
According to deeds the drain runs under this...
Can i put a step in a drain run? Down obviously not up, i would assume it needs to be rod-able from both directions but would it work?
I have a reinforced ground beam to get over. The invert of the drain is the same height at the middle of the ground beam so i was proposing 110mm pipe over the...
Hi all. Thanks for your time.
We have a conservatory of around 5.45m x 2.5m at the back of our mid-terraced house. We are hoping to replace it with an extension stretching back a bit more (to 3.7m). However, the absence of a manhole/drain cover in our back garden, and the presence of them in my...