|| It occurs to me that I might need to get someone official to look down
|| a hole. The trench is about 1m deep , 8m long and goes through a part
|| of the house which will be demolished. That is, it's inside at the
|| moment, but will be outside eventually.
|| I planto lay a mde water supply pipe in 60mm blue rigid conduit
|| throughout the entire length of this trench. The conduit rises ~750mm
|| from what will be an outside wall, so I plan to insulate the pipe in
|| there. I then plan to back fill the trench with sand/pea shingle and
|| the stuff I dug out to a depth of about 500mm and similarly lay a 32mm
|| black conduit with draw string to take my new electricity supply. Then
|| I plan to back fill to a depth of about 200mm
|| and lay electrical warning tape. The electricity supply will come into
|| the house pretty close to the water (in a utility room).
|| I'm doing this because I've been told to prepare for my new electricity
|| supply by Central Networks. I figured I might as well use the trench
|| for my water supply, and it's extremely difficult to dig two trenches
|| through doorways. Upon exiting the building, the trench will have to
|| split as the electricity must go in a straight line, and the water has
|| to wander off to the meter. I would like to leave both conduits ready
|| for supply connection as and when they happen. I would also dearly like
|| to backfill so I can get to my fridge.
|| Do I need to get any of this inspected? If I do, and the water
|| inspector comes after the electricity is connected, I'm going to be in
|| a right muddle! So far Thames Water haven't been overly responsive, so
|| this is a distinct possibility.
Yorkshire Water wanted to inspect my trench before agreeing to connect to
their main in the road.