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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sixeighth, 24 Sep 2011.

  1. sixeighth

    sixeighth

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    Ground floor flat in shared tenement (Scotland), soil pipe shared with three flats above. Someone is flushing stuff that's not meant to be flushed and it sometimes causes a blockage at the bottom of the stack where sewage from above backs up into our toilet (and overflows into the bathroom - very nice).

    I've had to get it cleared a number of times recently but it's happening too often now (third time this year) and I don't hold out much hope of appealing to folk to desist from flushing used johnnies etc.

    Is there such a thing as a one-way flow fitting that I could use to prevent stuff backing in to my toilet when the stack is blocked? Might not be the most productive option as it would just send it further up the chain but it might be the only option in the long run.
     
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    You can fit an anti cross flow/rodent barrier valve.
    Stops backflow into your pan.
    surely it's coming in the bath waste aswell ? or is that on a seperate stack etc.

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    Also forget to tell you is that from the 1st October all drainge work is covered by your water company. :evil: :evil: :evil:


    Now what am I going to do?

    Andy
     
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    I think some folk do eventually never to live on the ground floor again.

    It's not come in the bath so far but I'll need to check tomorrow if that's in the same stack. Otherwise the crossflow valve looks ideal.

    Don't suppose you know where I might get one of these on a Sunday?
     
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    I take it that you realize that, if the sewerage did back up and close this valve, that your toilet is likely to overflow when you pull the flush. :( :(
     
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    If we're lucky we'll get a warning but at least we'd only have to deal with our own crap if that was the case. Still a right pain though.
     
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