Blocked drain?

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Blocked drain?

Post by steve2095 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:21 pm

Afternoon,

We have been in our since september and only just had some heavy rain. After which I noticed our outside drain was blocked. It is just the down pipe from the guttering leading directly into this drain. The rest of the house waste takes a different route.

After fighting with the drain for a while I managed to get the grate off to identify it was entirely backed up with soil that I can only assume has ran off from the garden and flower bed directly next to it. This must have been years worth of soil.

After removing as much as I could the water is now draining but only so far, if I remove any more water it just fills back up again.

I assume this is as a result of a blockage further down preventing a good flow so is now filling back up to stay level? If I am correct I will call out the pros but if anyone has any good suggestions on what I could look at myself I am all ears.

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Re: Blocked drain?

Post by someone-else » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:04 pm

Have you considered investing in a set of drain rods?
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Re: Blocked drain?

Post by Rorschach » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:20 pm

:withstupid: Get a set of drain rods and work it over, you will likely find you can move on the blockage.
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Re: Blocked drain?

Post by steve2095 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:20 pm

Thanks guys I will give it a go

Just dreading what I will find when I life the drain cover in the garden
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Re: Blocked drain?

Post by London mike 61 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:17 am

When you do the rodding, wear a pair of stout rubber gloves or you won’t want to bite your nails EVER again :lol: :lol: :lol:
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