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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Good Afternoon All,

I hope this is in the most appropriate section, but apologies if not.

Long before we bought our house the property was extended to the side, over the previously external manhole covers and an open exposed drain. The kitchen sink waste comes through the old external wall and drains into the open drain, as does the washing machine and dishwasher. The open drain feeds into the main drainage for the house, accessed via the manhole covers.

However, this drain is no longer external and therefore would like to tidy it up.

What are the options for covering this open drain? I assume access will still need to be maintained in case of blockages in the future (but maybe not) but I am unable to find anything suitable on the web to do so. Ideally some kind of surface manifold that I can connect the sink /dishwasher/washing machine waste into would be a neat solution. Something that sits flush with ground level would be ideal to, but only from a visual point of view.

The open access drain is ~4" square (~5" below ground level), before widening ~0.75" all around at a small step then tapering up to ~8" at ground level.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


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I have (hopefully) attached a couple of pics with this reply to show the drain, which should help any further advice.

I should also add that I don't really want to get involved in any digging/re-arranging of the drain itself, more a simple cover to close it off and tidy it up.

Thanks again.


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What a bodge!

A double sealed manhole cover is allowed, an open gulley never!

Doesnt it smell?

I cant think of any off the shelf cover that would work, maybe a wooden cover with a draught seal?


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Hi Notch1,

Yes it is a bodge. Thankfully I had nothing to do with it otherwise it would not be like this!

It does occasionally smell, which is the reason I want to close it off. It is within the garage part of the extension thankfully.

A wooden cover with a seal to suit would work, but I was hopefully looking for a more purpose made solution.


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