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Ground Drain Connecting

Discussion in 'Building' started by mwkenna, 22 Nov 2020.

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    I need to fit ground Drain around my patio. It will empty into an existing rectangular clay drain. How does one join the plastic ground Drain to the clay drain? Thanks!
     
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    It's probably not the right way but I used a glass hole cutter on mine and cemented the pipe in...
     
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    ?- a gulley with water @ the bottom ?
     
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    Ha Special K, that's my nickname. It's basically a clay u bend drain thingy. There are no pipe adapters or anything. I thought about cutting. Hole and cementing a pipe connector. Wondered if there was any better ways
     
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    Put a photo up of your clay drain, depending on type, depends what you may be able to do with it. Newer Vitrified clay type, you may get away with cutting a hole, or these are fairly easy to swap if need be.

    The older Salt Glazed drains are one big lump, may not take kindly to you trying to cut a hole in and as Ian said on the Linked post, better swapping that out for a Bottle Gulley, which has 110mm inlet on both sides, then use a channel drain adaptor to connect.
     
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    Here are the photos. I am looking to put the channel drain along the back wall and tie in to the clay drain. ill need to remove some concrete from around the edges but it's just a rectangular clay pipe.

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    Looks to me, by the colour, to be Salt Glazed, so probably find there's one big lump under there. To be honest, I'd dig it out, replace with a plastic bottle gulley and connect Channel drain and downpipe in directly.
     
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