under ground rain pipes blocked

Postby wagon » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:58 pm

We have just discovered that the pottery drains taking rain water are all blocked. The blockages appear to be caused by builders rubble ( including an open rusty stanley knife)( roof work was carried out a few years ago) soil and plant roots. Attempt to clear the blockages with drain rods and spiral attachment have not worked, the drain rod alone can be passed from the well they should drain into up to three to four foot away from the down pipes, only six inches of the under ground drains have been cleared at the down pipe end. Can anyone advise? would hiring a pressure washer be of any help?
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:40 am

no pressure washer will not work,the clay drain is only butted together and will be full of roots and soil.
you will need to install a new 1.sorry
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Postby wagon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:57 am

Thank you for your advise Welsh brickie, so it looks as if I will have to do some digging when and if the rain holds off.
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