Does every sewer connection require an inspection chamber?

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In a combined system, if there is a drain with one toilet connected to the sewer and this has an inspection chamber, does another another drain with a second toilet, connected to the sewer a few feet away, have to have it's own inspection chamber? In other words, if you have two connections to the sewer can you simply have one inspection chamber per house?
 
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Often the case with older systems where laterals were connected without a manhole on the junction. Basic rule of drainage is all pipework must be accessible for rodding should the need arise.

If you're planning on adding a connection then it may be possible to incorporate a rodding point rather than an manhole, but this work is notifiable under building regs so Building Inspector will say what he wants. Regardless of that you dont want a section of sewer thats inaccessible should worst happen..... :cry:
 
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If going to the trouble of exposing drain & cutting in a branch for new WC you may as well fit an inspection chamber , or dependant on depth of channel in existing manhole (person-hole :mrgreen: ) you could fit a tumbler.
 
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