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Toxic Waste Soil Pipe Mis-Installed

Postby Tipspe74Paul » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:53 pm

HI There

The toxic waste soil pipe in our attic space has been pointed back in to our attic space rather than out of the roof. The pipe is connected to our en suite toilet.

This has caused mold, dampness and more importantly caused my wife and I to suffer from headaches. It looks like the pipe when it was installed was not long enough to reach out of the room and no ducting was added to it so it just now points back in to our bedroom as the builder couldn't be bothered to finish the job. We have only just discovered this after living in house for 5 years.

Do you know what the rules and regulations are regarding the mis installing of a soil waste pipe?

Many thanks

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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:04 pm

the soil pipe can be fitted with a Durgo valve that fits onto the pipe that allows air in, but traps bad smells from escaping.
But I would vent the pipe outside, personally, It needs to be 1metre above the top of the highest window, so the smell does not re enter the house
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