Gutter and Washing Machine Drainage Problems


Postby OldHouse » Wed May 25, 2016 6:22 am

Hi there,

After recently buying an "old house" I seem to be coming up against problem after problem, here's my next dilemma...

When water drains from guttering and when the waste water from my washing machine collect, they're sitting against the bare brick of my house. Please see photo. This has taken away any mortar, and I would have thought will be penetrating into the house?

Any help or advice would be great.

Thanks.
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Postby lets have a look » Wed May 25, 2016 9:00 am

Is it blocked,if not extend the pipes
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Postby OldHouse » Wed May 25, 2016 5:45 pm

It doesn't seem blocked, it's never overfilled. What am I extending down to? Should I drain the sitting water first?

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Postby OldHouse » Wed May 25, 2016 6:06 pm

lets have a look wrote:Is it blocked,if not extend the pipes


Doesn't seem to be blocked, it doesn't overflow when raining etc. Where am I extending the pipes to? Do I need to drain the sitting water first?
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Postby lets have a look » Thu May 26, 2016 5:01 am

No, the water is meant to be there to stop smells coming out,it's called a gully,like a 'u' bend on the sink or wc,

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gully ... kuH61MM%3A

view first picture on the left
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Postby OldHouse » Thu May 26, 2016 9:38 am

Brilliant.

How do I stop the water sitting against the bare brick?

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Postby lets have a look » Fri May 27, 2016 7:16 am

It doesn't sit against the bare brick unless it's blocked and rises above the gully, there is a clay gully where the water sits,it sits against the clay gully not the brick
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun May 29, 2016 12:10 pm

its best to remove the paving around the gully, so access is easier, once removed, you can extend the pipework into the gully, stopping the water from hitting the brickwork.
Its difficult to see from the picture, but to me, the paving is too high against the house anyway.
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