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Relocating rainwater downpipe

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by ash1212002, 18 Sep 2019.

  1. ash1212002

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    In the process of carrying out a garage conversion. Which involves fitting two lintels across the opening span of the garage.

    However the rainwater downpipe is in the way where the lintels will be installed. the downpipe discharges into a clay pipe.

    Out of interest where does the rainwater discharge to?

    I can relocate the downpipe by moving it to the opposite side which will allow the lintels to be put into place.

    Is it acceptable to discharge the rainwater deep into the soil?
     
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    The clay pipe will either go to a soakaway or to a rainwater sewer, Not a good idea to attempt to let it dissipate into the soil next to a building, deep or not ;)
     
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    Can't you just put it back after the lintels are installed?
     
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    Where the lintels will be placed, they will directly hit the downpipe

    One option could be to cut the clay pipe lower into the ground which will then give me the access/space I require

    Can this be directly connected to the clay pipe?

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/universa...l+Content&utm_content=TextLink&utm_term=58258

    Or will i need to connect the flexible adapter first?

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-underground-flexible-adaptor-110mm/19914
     
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    Sorry, I'm still not with it.

    Lintels go within the wall, and downpipes go in front of the wall, so I can't picture why a downpipe would be in the way of a lintel
     
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