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Backed up rainwater downpipe

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by symbiosis, 29 Jun 2017.

  1. symbiosis

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    Hi all

    Just moved into a new house that's been empty for months. First hard rain and noticed the water pouring over the gutters - on inspection, the downpipe was backing up from where it disappears into the ground (its concreted in). Any suggestions on clearing it?

    Also, there's a huge drain (that is open) that takes my waste from the sinks, any reason I couldn't move the downpipe to send the rainwater down there?

    Cheers
     
  2. JohnD

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    I wonder if these are iron pipes, or plastic.

    Photos please, and a drawing of the plan of your house, the drains and manholes.
     
  3. symbiosis

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    Hi John, Plastic pipes however the end section going into the ground is iron I believe. Can supply the rest when I get home tonight. Cheers
     
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    There is a good chance the plastic pipe is just slotted into the old cast iron rain water pipe
    and if you undo the brackets on the plastic pipe then you might be able to pull out the
    plastic pipe and see whats need clearing out.
     
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