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Anyone know where I can get a cap for this pipe?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Temmy, 26 Jul 2021.

  1. Temmy

    Temmy

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    Hey,

    I need a cap for this pipe

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    Can anyone point me in the direction of an item that'll do it? Also, I've never dealt with pipes before, would this be classed as 80mm pipe?
     
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  2. JohnD

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    is it a gutter downpipe?

    show us where it goes.
     
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    @JohnD Yep. It's a from a downpipe. It goes into an old, clay clogged, soakaway.

    The open hole I assume used to have a pipe in it, but right now the water is flowing back, flooding the path and sitting against the brickwork.

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    Caps are not available for downpipes, would suggest removing it and replacing with a bend, however, given the soakaway is pretty useless, you wont gain much. I would suggest, you dig out and redo the soakaway, (so it at least accepts some water), if there is no other option available for drainage.

    Then relay the pipe from the downpipe, use a 90° bend at the bottom and take it in a straight line to the soakaway. (Ideally this needs doing in 110mm pipe, but if you want to reuse the 68mm downpipe that will be OK, just make sure it has some kind of protection from anything that could damage it.)
     
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    the house wall looks rather damp, so it might be the whole thing has been leaking and would benefit from digging out and relaying. Especially if you are thinking of laying new paving.

    is the dpc in that joint with dark, limey bricks below and clean, pale bricks above?

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    oh, I see now that you added "but right now the water is flowing back, flooding the path and sitting against the brickwork." which explains it.
     
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