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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by slightz, 28 Feb 2016.

  1. slightz

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    We have recently bought a new house with a bathroom at the front (no toilet) and a WC at the rear. Waste and SVP are located at the rear of property where is current toilet is.

    How hard and expensive will it be to relocate or even install a new toilet to the bathroom at the front of the property? The sink and bath waste was currently going in to the drain at the front of the property, I presume we can't just connect the toilet to this as were not 100% is a sewer drain.

    Who do I connect etc...
     
  2. Hugh Jaleak

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    If sink and bath are already going into the drain at the front, then it must be a foul sewer. Connection of these into a surface water sewer is illegal, and if discovered the Water Company can make you reconnect it the foul drain at your expense. You'll need to test it to check, dye test is usual practice, provided you can access the manholes downstream to ensure the dye passes through.

    Alternatively, contact the Water Company and ask to see the sewer map.
     
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    Thank you Hugh for the advise, much appreciated.
     
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    I am saying must as in those appliances have to be drained to a foul sewer, it doesn't always follow that they are though! Check before making any assumptions, its not unknown for cross connections to be made!
     
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