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Will soil affect plastic down pipe around the base

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by jackpot, 9 Apr 2017.

  1. jackpot

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    Have two plastic down pipes on side of house.
    I want to build a sort of retaining wall/planter. But this would mean the drain pipe will be down the side of house and into the planter then proceed into the ground (No grid cover).


    Will this damage the pipe or rot away the base etc.


    So basically, I want to layer up on soil to approx 2 brick down from the bracket on the left pipe (below damp proof).

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  2. just pumps

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    What sort of plastic pipe you talking ?
     
  3. jackpot

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    Sorry Basic down pipe as shown in picture.
     
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    No problem because you have bung type connectors between the pipe and the gulley. Aside from access should it be needed at some point in the future.
     
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  5. Ian H

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    You could extend the 4" pipe to your new ground level with these:

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  6. Nige F

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    Very true - I don't like the offset on the left pipe, which will be buried, and likely to block. Why are there 2 pipes in close proximity? I would investigate underground and go with Ian's idea. Maybe even joining the 2 pipes together above ground . Could you post a pic. of higher up so we can see where they come from.
     
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