Hi - What is this pipe???


Postby Snorkerz » Fri May 23, 2008 8:56 am

All drainage from our house ends up in a single sewer, irrespective of source.

There is what appears to be a soil pipe (shown in solid black below) outside my kitchen, which has no connections above ground at all.

I can not see that it is serving any purpose (other than getting in the way of my new conservatory!), so can it be capped / removed?

Or am I missing something obvious here?

Edit - I was missing something VERY obvious - the picture....

it's at http://www.snorkerz.com/images/drains.jpg Sorry I can't include the pic here because BBcode is turned off :-)
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Postby rosebery » Fri May 23, 2008 11:06 pm

I've absolutely no idea from the data you have provided.

How about a pic of the offending article rather than a skethch layout of the area?

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Postby Snorkerz » Sat May 24, 2008 11:17 am

Okay, thanks for your interest. Piccie here...

http://www.snorkerz.com/images/downpipe.jpg
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Postby htg engineer » Sat May 24, 2008 11:20 am

Does this pipe go from the ground to above gutter or just about 4ft high ?

It could be a vent for the sewer, not every house has one normally just one or two in a street, normally about 4ft tall with a square opening in the front.

These cannot be be capped as they are vital for the escape of gases from the drainage system. They are property of the water board and permission will be required for re-positioning.

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Postby Snorkerz » Sun May 25, 2008 8:44 am

Hi, goes all the way up to roof level.
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Postby htg engineer » Sun May 25, 2008 10:23 am

Without seeing it - it's impossible to say for sure. But I would guess it is a vent for the sewer.

These cannot be be capped or moved as they are vital for the escape of gases from the drainage system. They are property of the water board and permission will be required for re-positioning.
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