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Gulley Pot Repair

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ryan Heathcote, 14 May 2020.

  1. Ryan Heathcote

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    We have recently moved into our home 1880s built terrace. I have noticed our rear rainwater drain gulley has a few cracks in! After a good clean and scrub it seems to only be the clay top cracked and the inlet spout is in tact with no cracks. Ideally I dont want to have to dig up garden to replace but any advice on how to repair the cracks to make watertight would be appreciated. Could I mortar the cracks? Resin?
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    You could possibly try to lift the pieces and use a nice soft mortar mix to bed them back into. It's not ideal though given those 2 pipes that feed into it as it needs to stay dry for a while to set properly.
     
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    Thanks Madrab. I could possibly keep it dry and drain into bucket while it sets. What ratio for the mortar mix would you use? Any good buying the ready mix bags?
     
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    You really want to find a waterproof repair mortar for a DIY jobbie, lots of kinds available. Ratio is a hard one given the repair you want to make, too dry and the glazed clay won't sit back down properly.
     
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    Ive stuck them with cement SBR slurry mix
     
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    I would go for resin - soudal fix all perhaps . But you want to take out that round grid and get both those pipes extended down into the gulley
     
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    Thanks. Is that a grab adhesive type product?
    I'm looking to change my kitchen sink and the other is the washing machine so will get onto changing the waste out to black pipe and straight into the gulley. Silly question but is that to stop splashing?
     
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    it's like a grab adhesive/resin - very strong. Not to stop splashing as such but to stop gunk collecting on the grid - and also flushes the gulley . You could then get a plastic cover to go over the whole lot- fixes to the wall and keeps leaves etc. out.
     
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