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Removing brickwork to recess soilpipe

Postby Andrewbno1 » Tue May 04, 2021 8:39 pm

I have a soilpipe 90° elbow visible in our bedroom just at skirtingboard level. The house has been extended and the pipe has been run under the bedroom flooring. I have taken up a floorboard and want to remove some of the brickwork so I can recess the soilpipe. The brickwork is the original outside wall and I'd need to take out about 150mm wide by 5 courses, so a thin vertical strip. There are joists for the extension floor to either side of the bricks I would be removing so I know I would need to brace the joists. My wife is worried I'll bring the whole house down! Thanks in advance.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed May 05, 2021 9:17 pm

Hi andrewbno1
Since the bricks you want to remove are in an original outside wall there should not be any issues - there will still be the outer thickness of bricks to stabilise the recess.
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