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Might concreting a fence post damage drains ?

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  1. Gary111

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    Hi, I've got a maybe 90 year old house, had collapsed drain previously, now I want to add extra fence panels to hide the bins and stop people putting their rubbish in.

    I'm getting a company to do it.

    Is there a chance the drains can be damaged by having the posts concreted in ?
     
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    it's possible. you would have to dig out the post holes carefully to see if there is a drain underneath or adjacent. Do you think there is?
     
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    Theres a man hole cover nearby, but I'm not sure exactly where the drain runs
     
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    Lift the manhole and run a string following the direction of the outlets
    Dig carefully.
    The pipe is almost certainly below 12".
     
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    Thanks it looks like the fence post should go 600 km down for a 6ft post
     
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    Forget drains, i'll be more worried about the earth's crust!

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
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    Haha silly me
     
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