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  1. S

    Multiple Toilet Outlets

    Hi all, Hoping for some advice. I'm a self builder and I am about to put in the plumbing for 2 ensuites and a main bathroom. Each has a toilet and it's the waste pipe to soil pipe plumbing that I need a little help with. 1 toilet will go up against an outside wall so I'm OK with that one as I...
  2. S

    Plugging a Waste Outlet in Soil Pipe.

    I am redoing my downstairs loo. This involves moving the location of the sink so I will add a waste pipe boss behind the loo and I need to block up the old waste pipe feed into the soil pipe under the floor. I thought this would be so pulled out the existing pipe and put in a 40mm plug: The...
  3. Sunjat

    Boss/Soil rubber grommets kit?

    Hello all forum members, I've taken bathroom panel this morning and discovered water stain/patch under short boss connector and the bath waste. I've taken it out in order to try and sit it properly and discovered that inbuilt rubber ring has hardened, so it's leaking water. It's one of those...
  4. D

    Difficulty sourcing replacement 32mm push fit seal in old soil pipe

    I'm putting a washing machine waste on the old sink waste 32mm spiggot/push fit collar on the soil pipe. It looks like the old sink 32mm waste going into the soil pipe was cut to length with a broken roof tile, so the seal is shot. The seat in the old grey 32mm collar is different, so a new O...
  5. H

    Bathroom in Victorian house

    Just wondering if I can get some advice. I have removed the old toilet, shower and wash basin and the lead soil pipe that ran under the floorboards and out to the soil stack on the exterior. I have cut the soil stack using an angle grinder and know that I need a rubber connector for the old pipe...
  6. cwhaley

    40mm to 68mm Pipe Connection?

    Appreciate I've posted a few topics recently, but the help I've had while I've been working on my extension has been really very helpful. This time I'm trying to get my head around the best way to connect the rainwater downpipe and the washing machine waste pipe together (68mm and 40mm...
  7. adamthriver

    Filling a Large Hole in the garden

    Hi everyone, We inherited a very large and deep hole in the garden. It is about 15 meters x 15 meters and about 1.5 meter deep. It was probably dug out with the intention of creating a large pond but just left there. We would like to fill it up so the final thing is a levelled garden, but would...
  8. Master321

    Combining Rainwater with greywater

    Hi, I am planning to swap the location of my kitchen and dining room and the best route for the greywater would be into existing rainwater gulleys - with a short extension. It is a house from the early 30s so the rain and soil pipe already combine before entering a combined sewer running...
  9. D

    Drainage regs - shared 110mm soil pipe branch with basin, ok?

    Hello, I am currently replacing the external 110mm soil pipes during a bathroom renovation. Q can I use a strap on boss to connect the basin bathroom waste, 32mm solvent weld, entering 45 degree from vertical , to the 110mm soil WC waste branch via strap on boss, rather than to the vertical...
  10. T

    Rodding access for soil pipe in eaves

    I am installing a new bathroom which will have a 5.5m run of soil pipe from the toilet to the stack. I am planning to turn the pipe 45 degrees immediately after the toilet, then a first run of 1m, followed by another 45 degrees, then the remaining 4.5m to the stack. This will all be with...
  11. T

    What fitting(s) for plumbing toilet and shower into soil stack

    I am adding a new bathroom on the first floor of my house and there is limited space to run the drains to the existing soil stack. I have bought a branch connector for the soil pipe (see link) and was hoping to be able to join the shower and basin drain into one of the 40mm side bosses but have...
  12. R

    Capping a soil pipe

    I have a soil pipe that I plan to remove and I really need some advice on how best to cap it off. It's a cast iron pipe, about a meter high from the ground floor with an air admittance vavle attached. I no longer have anything going to this waste so I'd like to cut it to ground level and cap it...
  13. G

    Possible asbestos in garden soil?

    Hi, I got some soil from someone local giving it away for filling our garden before we sow grass seed. After laying some of this soil I noticed some small clumps that in honesty look like compressed grass/moss, however it looks a bit fibrous and is brown/greyish in colour. Any opinions on...
  14. G

    Possible asbestos in soil

    Hi. I got some soil from someone local giving it away for filling our garden before we sow grass seed. After laying some of this soil I noticed some small clumps that in honesty look like compressed grass/moss, however it looks a bit fibrous and is brown/greyish in colour. Any opinions on...
  15. R

    Laying new lawn

    Hi, I am new to gardening in general. We have got an old paved garden (not so much garden as it doesn’t have any grass just stones). We want to lay some new lawn on it. It looks like historically there was a pond which previous owner have removed and filled with concrete and builder's rubble...
  16. J

    1930s Floor issue. Seems very soft. How to make it stronger and lasting

    Hi, Just removed my old T&G plank and at the beginning I though that below I had a very strong Concrete flooring but this is not the case. I made few trial hole and the drill bits goes in like a soft cream and what come out is a black soil. the all flooring does not sound very strong and my...
  17. S

    External stop cock

    Hi Last year did some plumbing and isolated internal stop cock, initially this was seized and my external stop cock was full of soil, I managed to get the internal moving so I could do the job, I contacted Severn Trent regarding the external one and they said they would sort it, they came out...
  18. M

    cast iron soil to plastic fittings

    Hi All, I am moving my toilet to the other side of the vertical soil pipe. Currently its a cast iron (looks to be 110mm) fitting. I am hoping that the section to the toilet can simply (with a bit of banging to loosen) be lifted out and a new plastic joint exiting to the right can be fitted. This...
  19. C

    Toilet Blocked / Draining Very Slowly

    Hi, Our downstairs toilet in a modern extension (built approx. 10 years ago) is blocked / draining very slowly. I know of no drainage plans and believe it's classed as private pipework unfortunately. So far I have tried: - Wire coat hanger pushed round the bend - Buckets of hot water with...
  20. A

    Please help - Installing soil pipe over flat roof

    Hi there, let me just start by saying I am no plumber or expert and am looking for some advice on doing my first 'big' DIY project of turning a small bedroom into a bathroom, specifically with the toilet. I want to put the toilet below the window on an external wall which is upstairs and...
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