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Drainage diagram - help

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by mini2, 9th Dec, 2015.

  1. mini2

    mini2 Well-Known Member

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    Looking at this place, I know there's plumbing issues with it and can someone take a look at this diagram and see if the house is actually on top of the pipeworks?

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    The yellow highlighted bit is where the house is.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. No Probs

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    The main run is running down the side of the property with branch lines running under the house.
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    House drainage runs under the house. Your connection is at the rear Boundary. No issue in general until you have to replace the section under the house.
     
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    Is the house raised or is it on a slab?
     
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    mini2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all. It's on a slab. Yes looks like the branch lines under the house is not in a good shape :(

    Might bail from this property.....
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Is it worth getting a camera down there to check out the conditions? Could be advantageous.
     
  7. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Or the house is over the drainage :p

    If you can see it, it might be easy to replace a section.
    What's the problem? Have you seen it or is it coming from the agent?
     
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    An agent with potty mouth?
     
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    There's water damage in one of the rooms, apparently it was from some drainage or sewer lines but no one knows for sure. It doesn't smell though so could be stormwater. Got a plumber in to have a look, could be a blocked gutter drain causing water to rush in, could be a blocked drain (derrrr), could be water proofing around those walls need to be re-done to stop stormwater coming in. There's a tree near the drain/affected areas. Some idiot back in the 1970's decided to plant a tree near there is a great idea.
     
  10. bob shovel

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    Dribbling the proverbial
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    If it was sewer it would smell and would likely be a constant issue, using toilets and showers daily etc. Could be more likely from rain and the stormwater backing up after rain
     
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    Nah! Just full of it.
     
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    The agent's a bit funny about this whole thing, my offer is suddenly accepted and the agent's trying their absolute best to stop me from engaging another plumber to do a CCTV. The agent kept saying the blockage will need to be cleared before CCTV can be done but I was like, how'd you know it's blocked if you haven't done a CCTV before? Became aggressive afterwards...

    While my FOMO is strong with this, should I persist and pay to get the suspect blocked drains cleared and CCTV'ed before progressing any further? I mean yes it's most likely to be the stormwater drain given the lack of smell but if it's indeed cracked, will I be up the sewage creek?
     
  14. bob shovel

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    If they know it's blocked hey them to unblock and CCTV before sale.
    They might be trying to dodge a few $k into the buyer