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Road gully trap - what's the purpose of the stopper?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by gs145, 17 Sep 2020.

  1. gs145

    gs145

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    Hi, I live on a private road and the rainwater/road gullys were blocked with leaves, so I've set about clearing them out.

    Can anyone enlighten me as to what the purpose of the large stopper is as per this design:

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    It seems that the rainwater will already exit at the lowest point - the stopper which is above this height seems to serve no purpose?
     
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    Its to allow rodding access.
     
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    Stopper is there to seal rod/jet access to the link pipe
     
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    It provides access for drain rods when the drains need to be rodded out to clear a blockage,
     
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    Aah, I see! Thanks everyone for the replies.
     
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