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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:41 pm 
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I am helping a friend with an old outhouse.

It has a drain - the toilet soil pipe connector fits nicely into the hole in the ground so it is clearly made for that.

However, I do not know where this soil drain runs.

The only manhole in the area has been lifted and it doesn't run into there.

It is partially blocked too having not been used for many years - whilst testing, water backs up but does eventually drain away.

You can hear it trickle down some kind of pipe system (next door perhaps? I could look for manhole covers there) so I don't think it is a soakaway or similar.

Any ideas?


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You will have a manhole next door or next to next door lol the real way to see drainage line is to see plans you could contact thames water for sewage diagram they will charge for them.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:29 am 
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It sounds like a typical Victorian house with the outside toilet to the rear. The sewerage pipe would run along the backs of the terrace connecting all the toilets and then go down the alley at the end of the terrace to connect to the main sewer.

Of course this how it appears in my minds eye and it could be totally different in reality.


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