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Hi all

Viewed a house today and under the sink the stopcock pipe runs into this open pipe ?

Smells a bit too ?

Any advice welcome as were keen on the house

Thanks
 

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It's the incoming cold main in a duct. Probably full of stagnating water.
Thanks Dan , the neighbours don't have it , should we be concerned about stagnating water ? Can any water work its way upwards ?

How can it have water in , assuming it's not the main leaking as pressure would mean water everywhere?

Can it be sorted in a way to not look like it does ?

Thanks Dan
 
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Doggit

I'm speculating here, but as Dan says it's a incoming cold water pipe in a duct, then the duct goes outside to the garden, but at what point does it get closed off outside. If it is just a duct, then there's nothing to stop you covering it over. I'd stuff a few carrier bags down it, and then put a bit of expanding foam over the top.
 
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Few plumbing things would ever cost as much as £500.

So with houses costing £300k upwards, I would say that any plumbing issues are of no financial relevance compared with the magnitude of the purchase price.

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Thanks chaps

It's not really fussing, it's the unknown , the kitchen is filthy and disgusting with mould all over the walls behind the cabinets so ripping it out is the only option, so to have this duct sitting there with smells coming from it us really unnerving when you don't know where the ducting goes to
 
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As Dan mentions it's the duct as in the pic. It can be wet vac'd and then sealed at both ends, nowt to worry about in the grand scheme of things.
 
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Doggit

I suspect that it hasn't been sealed on the outer end, and you've got damp moisture coming in under the kitchen units. As it is only a duct, and just goes outside, and internal sealing system should be sufficient
 

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