can a man hole be inside a property?

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can a man hole be inside a property?

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looking at buying a bungalow.
It has a septic tank or cesspit.
There is a garage, behind it is the fuel oil tank and manhole cover that I assume is for the drain to the septic tank or cesspit and then behind the area where the drain cover is is a workshop. This whole set up has one roof but no walls where the fuel tank and man hole are. Between bungalow and garage is a "conservatory" Ignoring the fuel tank, can the manhole be inside?
I want to use the garage as a dining room, area where drain cover is as wardrobe and bathroom and workshop as bedroom.

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Yes, they are a special type though so you need to check. Here is an example to give you an idea. https://www.drainagepipe.co.uk/manhole- ... m-p-T11G3/

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Post by kellys_eye »

I'd be very cautious of that. The septic tank produces methane gases and could be explosive in a confined area. The tank should be vented (of course) but I'd consider it a big risk to have such an access inside a habitable area - not even sure it would be legal.... not my area.
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Post by dewaltdisney »

I thought all septic tanks had to be vented? I must admit the room sealed drain covers I have see have all been over conventional drains.

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