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    Strange down pipe - what is it for?

    Drainage Specialists

    I have a cast iron down pipe at the front of my property next to my drainage down pipe from the guttering - the bathroom is at the rear of the property so it’s not a smell pipe or waste - can anyone advise what it is for and can I get it removed - I have pictures of pipe if needed

    Asked by Chris on 17th Jan 2022
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    KJF Plumbing

    "Most likely a vent pipe or old unused soil pipe if there have ever been any renovations"

    Answered on 18th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Adams Drainage Solutions

    "Make sure it’s not accepting any surface/stormwater. More than likely obsolete, worth an investigation to be certain.
    Once proved remove and be done with it.
    Cast iron is very heavy, so be careful when removing it.
    If you require assistance please do not hesitate to call"

    Answered on 18th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Camb plumb

    "This is possibly the old "hopper" drain where the bath and basin used to drain away to. With new soil pipes being plastic the bath and basin now get connected to this making the old cast iron pipe redundant.

    Regards Steve"

    Answered on 11th Feb 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    JK Drains

    "To guarantee removal you will have to have a cctv survey conducted at a cost of £195 to investigate the drainage system to guarantee a safe removal many thanks"

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    J H Groundworks

    "If cast iron it has to be from the toilet but could have a look for you just to make sure"

    Answered on 18th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report

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