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Plumber Somerville: Majestic Drive New Downpipe & Storm water pit

Our Plumber Somerville way “Daniel” received a phone call from a customer who had been in the process of installing a new retaining wall but they were also experiencing flooding as they had a gutter with a non existent down pipe and had decided it was time to get this down pipe re-installed. It was there once upon a time but had since fallen off and disappeared.

Orbit Plumbing’s Frankston Plumber tell us that when installing a retaining wall it is best practice to run some aggie piping behind the wall and back fill it with scoria. The pipe then runs into a storm water pit which collects any dirt’s and muck that finds its way through the rock filter and into the pit. The pipes are usually installed slightly higher than the bottom of the pit to give room to collect this debris.

The Mornington Plumber at Orbit Plumbing also say’s that if you are using 90mm slotted pipe with 20mm scoria then you should use a geo-textile cloth covering the rock before you back fill any dirt on top to prevent dirt from getting into the pipe otherwise you can use special Aggie pipe which comes with a sock like cloth covering around the pipe which acts in the same way to prevent dirt getting through.

The Mornington Peninsula plumbers assigned to this job where Orbit plumbing’s Frankston South Plumber and our Tyabb Plumber. It was generally is simple process as the customer wanted to install their own Aggie pipe and they required us to installed the storm water. We began by digging the hole to install the 350mm wide x 450mm deep pit & dug down to 500mm to give a Concrete base of 50mm underneath the pit the ensure it would never move.

There was a storm water connection point reasonable close to were the pit was so we could dig a small trench underneath the retaining wall to hook into the existing storm water pipe that was awaiting for the pit’s outlet to be connected. Since there was already a round gutter pop attached to the gutter our customer liked the idea of using 90mm PVC pipe as the down pipe and we mounted it to the wooden support post with some stand off brackets and 90mm PVC clip heads.

If you where to ask Orbit Plumbing’s Rosebud Plumber he would tell you that he prefers the PVC down pipe plumbing products over the metal type any day as they do not rust and whither. Especially in areas near the water you can get rusted down pipe’s quickly and PVC carries more water through the pipe than the standard 100mm x 50mm down pipe so in times of heavy rain you have less chance of flooding.

This job was finished in a quick period of time and the customer mentioned that she was very impressed with the way we conducted ourselves throughout the process and also told us that she was happy that we cleaned up after ourselves as the other trades people she had recently used had been leaving the job a mess.

 

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