I have just been picking at the peeling paint on my soil and vent pipe. I have discovered some moss growing on it and on closer inspection there is a split in it. The split is in the branch which connects the toilet to the downpipe. I think this joint is possibly asbestos, it certainly isn't plastic.
If I need to replace the whole pipe, will it just pull through from where it goes through the roof? And is it a job for a competant DIYer?
Hi, check to see if it is asbestos if it is you will need to get this removed by a specilist company. You may find that it is pitch fibre. I have been in the drainage business 17 years and have never seen an asbestos down pipe.
If you have a leak in it like you say them your best bet is to cut off but leave room to use a rubber type connector (Furnco) available from places like wicks and B&Q depots about Â£11 each. Cheeper from plumbers merchants (Â£7).
Replace with UPVC, will look better. Ensure to replace same length so the vent is 1 metre higher that the top window.
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