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Soakaway for boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Jed72, 14 Aug 2020.

  1. Jed72

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    Hi all. Does anyone know where it says you can't install a soakaway into tarmac drive? I've been told it's illegal by another engineer and madness.
     
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    Kitchen where boiler is is tiled and conservatory at back so would look a pig's ear maccano set if all over side of house; suppose I could do a pump but can't see why can't go into tarmac
     
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    just checking.

    this boiler is in the kitchen

    I bet the kitchen also contains a sink (maybe a dishwasher and washing machine)

    Which are attached to drains.

    Why is your boiler not plumbed in to a drain?
     
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    Sink on other side of wall. Existing Non condensing' tiled floor
     
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    And you think digging a soakaway and drain is a better option than putting a pipe to the kitchen drain.
     
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    Yes but there's a conservatory on that side wall over kitchen
     
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    You could put a soakaway in your drive, but be aware that it needs to be accessible for maintenance - the limestone chippings need to be topped up annually as part of the boiler service. If it's in your drive then you'll need a manhole cover over it strong enough to take vehicular traffic running over the soakaway.

    In other words, yes you can do it, but it'll get expensive
     
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