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Stench Pipe & Drain in garden

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by charlesludicrous, 22 Jul 2008.

  1. charlesludicrous

    charlesludicrous

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    I have an old rusty stench pipe and a drain in my back garden. I am having my new patio laid and there is no problem with the drain as it'll be covered with a lid that has the slabs in so it doesn't stand out.

    However, there is a horrible old stench pipe also sticking out of the ground with a rusty, old metal thing fixed on the top of it.

    Is there anyway I can 'break' this off, cover it over or replace it with something more asthetically pleasing before my patio gets laid?!?!

    Thanks

    Charlie
     
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    Is the stench pipe Still used??? if it is, then what ever you do do not cover it over as this vents your sewer, without it you will have trouble when it comes to flushing a toilet or emptying the bath etc the old rusty thing on the top is probably some type of grill or mesh to stop debris from getting in the pipe and blocking it up!

    You could have it replaced with a new plastic one and probably would be advisable in fact if it is cast iron, as it could break when the patio is being laid as they do become brittle over time, which will then hold up the patio job!
     
  4. crazycanuck

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    if the pipe is cast iron dig down a foot and rent a chain pipe cutter from your rental outlet, cut pipe off and refit with new plastic top and vent.
    you can even relocate to new vent if you want to trench plastic pipe away from present location.
     
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