will be moving a toilet from the front to back of our cellar (about 8m
length with a 45' bend in the middle)
as the concrete floor needs replacing I figured it would be simpler to
lay the soil pipe underground so...
does anyone have any advice or links to info on this ?
Building Regs shoule be involved, which means "Pea Shingle" city
Dig the hole (micro digger), line with pea shingle, lay pile (1:40 -
1:80 slope), get it inspected, make good.
The micro digger will save your back, for 45 quid a day - bargin.
The hard bit is joining into theexisting pipe, you need to work out
how you will do this, will you find a join to join into, or do you run
to a man hole, or will you have to cut it.
The building inspector may demand a leakage test, which is simple, you
just block the end of the pipe, and fill it with water, then see if
the level drops.
Our's demands the pressurised version of the test - block off the ends and
pressurise with a squeezy pump and then see if the pressure drops over 15
And yes it's definitely pea shingle city. Read the regs and British
Standards and I still think recycled material could be made to meet the
spec. But would they consider it. Would they ....
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