Installation of new Drain/Grids

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Installation of new Drain/Grids

Post by salfordian » Mon May 07, 2018 10:48 am

Hello there, first time poster...

I'm a relative newbie when it comes to DIY, but am willing to have a go at most things. And boy, does it help having Youtube to see actual experts doing the jobs!

I currently have no grids for the drainpipes coming from the roof. The previous owner had water butts.

However, I found the pipes below...

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I've provisionally fed the drainpipe into it for now, whilst the cast iron pipe on the right is a (currently unused) soilpipe from the bathroom. I'll be looking to cut this down and install new plastic.

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As you can see, they both meet, which suggests to me that they were both once soilpipes (I think I'm right sayng they shouldn't feed into each other?)

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Another image to show they join.

Firstly, can anyone advise me what the left pipe is?
I want to install a regular grid to take away the roof water from the gutters. What do you recommend?

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And finally, admittedly, I haven't dug it up yet, but does anyone know what this pipe is to the left?

Like I said, I'm new to this, so any advice or guidance would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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