At present we only have a WC inside our house, in the bathroom, and this is
a serious inconvenience (no pun intended) at times. Because of this I am
thinking of using part of my garage to build a small 'wet' room -
incorporating a shower and washbasin, etc - to use when I get pretty mucky
(as I oftern do) whilst gardening, etc. I propose to dig out a channel along
the length of the garage to connect with the drains as they leave the
property as they head for the mains sewer. Whilst I would appreciate any
advice/recommendations from the more knowledgeable here, regarding best
practice, current regulation - and so on, my main question relates to the
waste from the washbasin, shower, etc. Do I have to have a separate pipe
from the garage for this, or can I somehow connect into the soil pipe around
the proposed WC?
What drainage systems do you have at or near the garage? Any fool can bring
water in, but it takes a good plumber to remove the used water safely and
You really need to research on what the drainage systems will stand up to in
the way of changes, and do you have enough money and other resources to
complete the job safely and securely. This type of work isn't simple, and
it carries many regulations on health, welfare and safety, and, of course,
So don't take the job on until you've researched through some of the
www.odpm.gov.uk website for building regulations and health and safety pages
relevant to this type of work.
Well, thank you. With the exception of casting aspersions on my sanity, my
common sense, my general competence and my financial solvency I reckon
you've been most useful. And, by the way, I think I can manage to use google
on my own.
It wasn't meant to be offensive, just a saying in the trade. Many people
talk about getting appliances installed, and they think only of the supply
of water to it. Most don't realise that the used water has to go back out
Sincerely sorry if I offended you by the remark, but it was a joking comment
rather than a slander of your skills.
Good luck with it all.
Fair enough, Big Wallop, and thanks. If I post here, asking advice, I always
try to sound as modest as possible - my logic being that if you want
someone's help you shouldn't come the 'Johnny-know-all'. In doing that
perhaps I sound a little naive and inexperienced, but I can assure you that
I'm not. In fact I have a great deal of experience, and I know what I'm
doing, but I'm sensible enough to seek advice if I'm not completely sure
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