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I took on a job today for a gutter clean - essentially the down pipe runs down into a decking style flooring - the actual drain is located beneath the decking (brilliant new build design 101 😂).
 

Question is what’s the best way to add a join into the vertical down pipe section ? I saw something called a flow plast that thought could work if I added it 5ft from the decking allowing customer easier access in future - he said he’d pay for the install and I can’t see it being that hard to hack saw through the down pipe and add it in - this should allow me to release the down pipe, clean out the blockage in the lower section / the drain using the vac - any advice welcome thanks in advance (video included )

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HWCS

2 options mate

Option 1 flowpast with a cap may be awkward withvac as they are tight inside

Option 2 use 2 joiners and make a section of downpipe removable 12" so you can remove it the easier vacuum access.

 

Personally id go option 2 everytime

 

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Pjj

We fit theses takes about 10-15 muinits very easy and works well . There are several different types available , you can get them locally I just used this stick picture to show what we use , hope you arnt wearing that vac out 😂😂😂

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DeLaCruz
On 27/11/2019 at 22:17, HWCS said:

Option 2 use 2 joiners and make a section of downpipe removable 12" so you can remove it the easier vacuum access.

 

Question on this option - since the downpipe sits off the wall about 30cm (see video i posted in OP), If i cut out a section and add the two joiners will it still be okay without bracketting the pipe to the wall ? will this make the downpipe weaker without using brackets ? Would you add the section close to the decking towards the bottom of the down pipe ?

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Pjj
9 minutes ago, DeLaCruz said:

 

Question on this option - since the downpipe sits off the wall about 30cm (see video i posted in OP), If i cut out a section and add the two joiners will it still be okay without bracketting the pipe to the wall ? will this make the downpipe weaker without using brackets ? Would you add the section close to the decking towards the bottom of the down pipe ?

 

 

A couple of extra brackets will stiffen it up a bit but might be ok without them 

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HWCS

I agree with @Pjj shouldnt be needed but wouldnt hurt to have them.

 

I personally wouldnt do it to low down but i dont think it really matters where it goes

 

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DeLaCruz

@Pjj would the fitting you suggested (freeflow round plastic access) be okay without any fixings ? or does that one always need to be screwed in ?

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30 minutes ago, DeLaCruz said:

@Pjj would the fitting you suggested (freeflow round plastic access) be okay without any fixings ? or does that one always need to be screwed in ?

 

 

You can just cut out a section of the down pipe and put it in , we generally fit it around 12 inches out of the ground , depending where the downpipes are fixed to the wall or into the soak away sometimes they will need a couple of brackets one above one below the fitting , quick , easy and cheap to install .   

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