Removal of drain in old coal house
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pau1200
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Removal of drain in old coal house

by pau1200 » Sat May 20, 2023 10:46 am

Hi,

We have an old coal house connected to the house which has a drain in, the kitchen sink used to empty into it and I think it’s a gulley type drain. When the kitchen was remodelled the builder added a new drain so the old one is no longer used but still connected. We have had a rat come up it because it dries out so really need to get rid of it. The floor around it is all concrete and I have been told easiest way would be to bag some sand and push it into the drain and then fill it with concrete to the floor level. I would assume the right way would be to cut the floor and dig down to the clay pipe and cut the connection out but I have been told this is overkill. Any advice would be great

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Re: Removal of drain in old coal house

by stoneyboy » Sun May 21, 2023 9:55 pm

Hi paul200,
Measure the internal diameter of the pipe, buy an expanding drain plug to suit, fit this in the pipe so it is 2/3” below FFL, fill the remaining hole with concrete.
If you use sand in a bag the rats might chew into it and you may end up with a drain blocked by sand.
Regards S

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