Installing gully in back garden

28 Aug 2007
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Currently all wastes in the house (bath, basin and kitchen sink & dishwasher) run into the soil pipe which runs down the outside wall and into the ground.

Next to where the soil pipe enters the ground I have an external tap. There is no drain or gully underneath the tap or indeed in my garden at all.

My question is what is involved in installing a drain / gully next to the soil pipe?

Can a gully be tapped into the soil pipe providing a grid for the tap water to drain into?
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if it's only for your garden tap to drip into it would be easyer to fit a drain running into a small soak away rather than going through all the agro of joining to soil pipe and the bco
Thanks for your reply seco.

Currently there is no access to the drains via a grate. This means that whenever I clean the windows or have a bucket of water etc that I need to empty, it has to go on the garden.

I thought a yard gully would be useful and wondered how big a job it is to install?
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Depends on what the underground pipes are made of. If they're plastic, fairly easy, an old saw, a file and some pipe lubricant. If they're clayware then job suddenly gets a lot more difficult....

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