Waste pipe plugged? Where?


Copper fittings for soldered joints

Pipe fittings: 1) Copper (solder); 2) Iron or brass (threaded); 3) Brass (compression); 4) Brass (compression to solder); 5) Brass adapters

A fitting is used in pipe systems to connect straight pipe or tubing sections, adapt to different sizes or shapes and for other purposes, such as regulating {or measuring) fluid flow. "Plumbing" is generally used to describe the conveyance of water, gas, or liquid waste in domestic or commercial environments; "piping" is often used to describe the high-performance (high-pressure, high-flow, high-temperature or hazardous-material) conveyance of fluids in specialized applications. "Tubing" is sometimes used for lighter-weight piping, especially that flexible enough to be supplied in coiled form.

Fittings (especially uncommon types) require money, time, materials and tools to install, and are an important part of piping and plumbing systems.[1]Valves are technically fittings, but are...

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Pipe plugs are items. added in Buildcraft 3.5.2. Their purpose is to prevent connection between pipes, chest or machines which normally connect to each other. They are used in tightly packed machinery to avoid space wasting and the usage of different types of pipes (eg cobblestone and stone transport pipes)

The crafting of pipe plugs requires late game machinery - lasers and an assembly Table. The ingredient needed is structure pipes. The power required for crafting a set of 8 pipe plugs is 1 000 MJ

The pipe plugs work on any kind of transport, conductive or waterproof pipes. Similar to the pipe wires, there is no way of getting the plugs back, without destroying the pipe they are put on. For full insulation of a pipe, you will need 4 pipe...

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A waste pipe is a pipe which is designed to carry away liquid waste, with the exception of sewage, which is handled by different plumbing for reasons of environmental health. In homes, waste pipes drain washers, sinks, dishwashers, and other plumbed fixtures. In other facilities, waste pipes can handle a wide variety of liquid waste, again with the exception of sewage. Sewage is a special subset of liquid waste which needs to be handled with care because it can contain microorganisms which may cause disease.

A wide variety of materials can be used to make waste pipes. Historically, wood was used, and in some communities, examples of wooden waste pipes can still be seen, particularly bamboo pipes in parts of China and Japan. As people grew more adept at metalworking, materials like lead and copper began to be used, while today plumbers tend to prefer plastics. Plastics are cheap, easy to work with, and very easy to bend or join with elbows so that they can fit into snug...

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A clogged waste pipe from a sink, basin, shower or bath etc can usually be detected by the slow draining of water from it; the only problem is that waste pipes can be become increasing clogged over time so the draining will have got gradually slower and slower so it won't always become immediately obvious.

Once you realise you have a clogged waste pipe, it can to be attacked in a number of ways. If the outlet is completely blocked, or the water drains very slowly, start by using a plunger, then, if necessary, dismantle and clean the waste trap and finally move on to using a chemical drain cleaner.

After the blockage has been cleared, it is a good idea to put a small quantity of chemical cleaner down the plug hole every month or so just to keep the waste pipe clear in future.

Using a Plunger

A plunger is only really effective when there is water in the waste pipe back up into the basin/sink. Often a blockage may be due to some form of physical...

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Taking the waste pipe through the wall.
Joining to a stack pipe.
Feeding into a gully.
Cutting the pipe.

This article is intended to give guidance for connecting 32 and 40mm waste pipe to the existing foul water drainage of the property. The options are usually:

Connecting to the stack pipe, Feeding to a ground level gully,
Feeding into an existing hopper on a down pipe.

Each unit discharging water must have a waste trap in the pipe before it enters the stack or discharges into a gully or hopper. Typical water traps are:

* Where these units discharge directly into a hopper or gully, the depth of water seal may be reduced to 38mm.

Where there is insufficient space under the appliance to accommodate the required size trap, a running trap may be fitted into the waste pipe run.

Modern regulations require waste water from above ground level to join into the stack pipe, however with the replacement of baths etc where...

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Connecting Waste Pipes to Main Drainage on the Ground Floor

Your waste pipe has been marked to finish at the face of the wall. When a bend is glued onto this pipe it will stand far enough away from the wall to enable you to fix pipe clips to the wall to keep the waste system solid.

The image above shows a typical installation with the waste pipe from the washing machine meeting up with the waste pipe from the kitchen sink in a Y junction. Both wastes then go down into a back inlet gully which in turn goes into the foul drainage run and onto a foul water manhole. The end of the pipe is concreted into the gully but the end can still be seen through the grid.

Different Sizes of Plastic Waste Pipe

In order for the pipe you have fitted to get down into the gully you must fix a bend to it. Waste drainage...

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Quotation are invited for Supply of UPVC Pipe 3" dia 06m long, UPVC Pipe 4" dia 06m long, PVC

Waste pipe

for washbasin, UPVC Coupler 3" dia, UPVC Elbow 3, UPVC Tee 3" dia, UPVC EIbow 4 dia, UPVC Tee 4 dia PVC Bib Cock dia, etc.

Reconfiguring the water and heating pipes is one thing, but altering the

waste pipe

for the loo is more work and expense, especially if it involves ground works or fitting a new soil stack.

In extreme cold weather the dripping water in this

waste pipe

can freeze, which will cause your boiler to shut down, leaving you with no heat or hot water.

Next, in a feat worthy of escape artist Harry Houdini, she edged along a wall and climbed a

waste pipe

to land in a recycling box.

A subsequent search of the

waste pipe

revealed another wrap and officers found PS620 in cash on top of a cupboard.

Food waste disposal units are fitted to the

waste pipe

of your kitchen sink.


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The various fixtures have been taken up, together with the different kinds of traps which are used in connection with them, and also the general methods of making the various connections for waste and vent. We will next take up some of the points in regard to the manner of running and supporting the different pipes, together with the proper sizes to be used under different conditions.

Fig. 77.

The waste pipes of necessity contain more foul matter and therefore more harmful gases than the fixtures, so that especial care must be taken in their arrangement and construction. It is advisable to keep all piping as simple as possible, using as few connections as is consistent with the proper working of the system.

The fixtures on each floor should be arranged to come directly over each other, so as to avoid the running of horizontal pipes across or between the floor beams. The sizes of pipes commonly used require such a sharp grade that there is not sufficient space,...

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Look here for more information about Waste Kit compatability with Clearwater Baths

What Is A Bath Waste Kit?

The complete waste kit for your bath is used here to mean all the above ground plumbing required except for the taps.

The complete waste kit you need will consist of some or all of the following:

Bath Waste Kit (with overflow pipe) - this is all the fittings you see inside the bath as well as the overflow pipe. The fittings inside the bath consist of the plug & chain or popup & control as well as the overflow grill. The overflow pipe is on the outside of the bath, it carries water that goes through the overflow down and then under the bath where it joins up with the pipe that comes down from where the plug hole is. The different kinds of waste are described in more detail below. Trap and Outlet Pipe - these go under the bath. The trap is short length of tubing with a wiggle in it, it attaches to where the bottom of the waste (see above) and the...
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Traps are a very important part of your drainage system. They're water seals that stop drain smells from getting into your home through the waste outlets of your sinks, basins and toilets.

Every plumbing installation that discharges waste water into the drainage system is fitted with a trap, or incorporates one in its design. Essentially, a trap is a U-shaped loop of pipe directly below a waste outlet. Whenever you pull out a plug or flush a toilet, a small amount of water stays in the trap, which creates a seal.

Made from plastic, traps come in a variety of designs to suit different uses. The most common is the P-trap (so called because of its profile) which has a horizontal outlet. Special shallow versions fit beneath baths and shower trays, which can have a 50mm water seal (unlike sinks and basins, which must have a 75mm water seal). Then there's the S-trap, which has a vertical outlet. There's also the bottle trap - a compact device that's used in places where the...

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There are many different kinds of parts used in any home plumbing system. Each serves a very specific role, without which the overall system couldn’t work. These include plugs and traps, wastes, piping, tap connectors and many more – all of which you’ll find right here at Homebase in our extensive selection of plumbing supplies and accessories including sealants and plumbers tape.

Sink plugs are another key part of the plumbing system, allowing water to drain through the system - see our sinks & taps guide. Leaks can sometimes develop in the sink plugs, which will mean that you need to replace the seal or the whole plug unit. There can also be problems with the waste pipe and P trap, which also form integral parts of the overall plumbing system and need to be checked if you are experiencing any problems with your plumbing or drainage.

At Homebase you can also find all the necessary protective workwear to use when working with plumbing. Water has a habit of getting...

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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun waste pipe:

Definition of the noun waste pipe

What does waste pipe mean as a name of something?


a pipe through which liquid is carried away lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects synonyms of waste pipe: drain / drainpipe more generic words: pipage / pipe / piping = a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc. more specific terms: culvert = a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway scupper = drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard sewerage / cloaca / sewer = a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water soil pipe = drain that conveys liquid waste from toilets, etc. trap = drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe...
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A drain that runs sluggishly or is completely stopped up is usually clogged with grease, soap, hair, or a solid object. The pipes themselves are usually all right.

Preventive measures
Always use the toilet, not a sink, to dispose of semisolid waste. However even a toilet cannot handle large objects.

Equip sinks and tubs with strainers and regularly clear away hair and fibers.

Food that has been ground in a garbage disposer can form a thick paste, especially if grease is part of the mix. Keep grease out of the sink whenever possible. Use cold water when running the disposer, then run hot water for a few seconds to clear the trap.

Diagnosing and unclogging
If only one fixture is sluggish or stopped up, the clog is probably in the fixture's trap or the branch drain line. If more than one fixture is affected, the problem is farther down the line -- most likely in a drainpipe or even the stack. If all the fixtures on the first floor are sluggish or...

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It's vexing when a toilet, bathtub or sink drain clogs, but you've got a real problem when it happens to a sewer line. An obstruction in the sewer affects all the plumbing fixtures in the house, and if it gets bad enough, you may find sewage backing out of some of your drains. Clearing a blocked sewer usually isn't a job you can do yourself. It takes professional expertise and equipment.

Why Sewers Clog

Sewer lines are typically 6 inches or more in diameter, and it takes more than a buildup of paper or loose debris to clog them. Most sewer clogs are the result of the incursion of tree roots into the pipes. The roots are attracted to the warmth and moisture of the sewer lines and send feelers through tiny cracks or loose joints. Once inside, the roots engorge themselves on the readily available nutrients. Before long, debris collects on the roots and blocks the water flow. The obstruction builds more quickly as the water flow slows and it becomes easier for debris...

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Most homes built until the mid-1960s used cast-iron drain pipes. Cast iron was a good choice at the time because it was solid and expected to last approximately 50 years. However, because most cast-iron pipe was installed more than 50 years ago, many drainage systems now are corroding because of age.

Cast-Iron Pipe Rusts From Inside

Cast-iron pipe corrodes from the inside, leaving a rough buildup of rust on the interior lining. This narrows the interior and impedes the flow of drainage. The older the pipe, the more narrow and rough it is inside. This makes the line more susceptible to slow drainage and clogs.

Snake a Cast-Iron Drain Line

The best and safest way to clear a clogged cast-iron line is with a plumber’s snake. Using the high water pressure of a jet cleaner could damage an already corroded pipe. Chemical cleaners could damage a weakened line. If the pipe is too corroded, even a plumber’s snake may crack or break through the pipe. If this...

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Soil stack (in green) is connected to the sewer at the bottom and vented at the top, while each plumbing fixture has its own trap (shown in white)

In modern plumbing, a drain-waste-vent (or DWV) is part of a system that removes sewage and greywater from a building, and regulates air pressure in the waste-system pipes to aid free flow. Waste is produced at fixtures such as toilets, sinks, and showers, and exits the fixtures through a trap, a dipped section of pipe that always contains water.


DWV systems maintain neutral air pressure in the drains, allowing free flow of water and sewage down drains and through waste pipes by gravity. It is critical that a sufficient downward slope be maintained throughout, to keep liquids and entrained solids flowing freely towards the main drain from the building. In relatively rare situations, a downward slope out of a building to the sewer cannot be created, and a special collection pit and grinding lift...

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A clogged kitchen sink can wreck a perfectly good evening in front of the tube. Instead of settling in to watch the Series, you'll find yourself staring at a sink full of dirty, backed-up water and wondering whether to call in a plumber ($$$$$). However, with two inexpensive tools and a little practice, you can fix this mess in less than an hour.

In this article, we'll show you how to use a plunger and snake to clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs. Plungers are sold at any hardware store or home center (lead photo). Those with larger rubber bells deliver more thrust, but most will work for kitchen drains. Be sure it has a stout handle so you can apply plenty of force.

A snake (sometimes called a hand auger) ranges from cheap to inexpensive, depending on the size, length and turning mechanism. For all-around use, we recommend a 3/8-in.model that's about 20 ft. long, like the one in Photo 6 (sold at hardware stores and home centers). It's easy to turn down...

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By Bruce W. Maki, Editor


I'll be the first to admit that septic tanks are an unsavory topic. But the average person's reluctance to discuss things like human waste just illustrates the reasons that septic tanks have problems... everybody wants to just flush it and forget it.

If only home ownership were so simple.

I'll modify a popular expression: What goes down, comes around. With a septic system it's important to remember that what you ate yesterday is still close by... just below the back yard, actually. And it won't go away on its own.

My Story:

The first sign of trouble occurred one winter afternoon when I went into the basement to paint some pieces of wood. When I got to the bottom of the stairs I heard water dripping. I thought the kitchen sink plumbing was leaking, but with a closer inspection I realized that the water was coming from the drain pipe. Uh-oh.

But I did not immediately conclude that the septic...

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Figure A: Under-Floor Drain System

The job of clearing clogs in the larger drain lines found under the floor isn't for everyone. In the first place, you'll spend about $50 a day or more to rent the large drain-cleaning auger required, and you have to be strong enough to heft the machine and to wrench loose those old, corroded cleanout plugs. Then there's the mess, and the half-day you'll spend running for rental equipment and miscellaneous plumbing parts.

So why would anyone in their right mind attempt to clear out under-floor drains? Well, some of us thrive on challenge and love the satisfaction of solving a problem on our own. If this isn't motivation enough, consider that professional drain cleaners will charge quite a bit more, depending on the problem, and you may have to miss work or waste time waiting around for them to show up. Keep in mind, however, that some clogs require the services of a pro. Don't hesitate to call a pro if you suspect that the main drain to the...

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