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  1. Well I got to the bottom of it There was very little water going through the inspection chamber I basically did as above and ran gallons and gallons of water down every outlet at the same time, very little making its way out 5 mins later I heard something slowly moving down the pipe outside like a rat crawling down it, until... Well you don't want to know what it looked like, Needless to say it was massive, it was brown and it stunk.. It spewed our of the inspection chamber base broke up and was followed by a torrent of water Diagnosis Baby wipes, bits of plaster, bits of plastic all probably places there whilst pipes were open and kids could get to them I am smell free!
  2. I can't test the svp behind the false wall without a lot of destruction 😩 I just can't understand how everythings Been fine for months and this week it starts stinking
  3. Hmmm replaced aav with a spare Question is should I be able to notice the diaphragm withing it moving at all when toilets are flushed
  4. interesting so another question is If all the traps are full, and the pipes sealed how does the smell get out? does it force its way passed the seals in the soil pipe or?
  5. theres only two traps in the bathoom, one is the shower, which has plenty and I've run litres into, the other is the toilet, which is fully functional Like I said the sink waste doesnt have a trap, but an airtight bung in the kitchen, theres the kitchen waste trap which again is full
  6. New build large extension - completely separate drain/waste from old system until it meets well outside to go into septic tank Kitchen and bathroom have been plumbed in for months and months Kitchen has 1 waste will trap, thus no smell Bathroom has three waste points 1. toilet is plumbed in to 2. sink is almost plumbed in to 3. SVP leading to an AAV in the loft the sink has a 40mm pipe solvent welded to a reducer in a 110mm pipe, it comes upwards and out of the wall and is bunged at the end with an airtight bung. it was awaiting the wife painting the upcycled vanity unit (still bloody waiting) It was set up this way for months, no smell I put up a false wall, no smell I tiled the false wall, no smell months pass. unbearable stench seemingly coming from false wall. My thinking was one of the kids had slammed into the 40mm waste pipe broken the solvent weld, thus a small amount of gas is leaking. Last night, I punched a large hole through the wall, cut the waste pipe to sink, and replace it brand new, this morning I woke to a godawful smell again any ideas how/why this has started months after installation? my plan for tonight is to go up to loft and check on AAV, but I doubt that's it
  7. great thanks, all sounds non scary to me I've already plumbed up the pumphouse opposite to change over to the 32mm so its a two minute job to disconnect from old pipe and connect to new one, and vice versa, so I could have just tried and see what happened but you know what like - better to ask If I'm honest, I was thinking of just running the water through the pipe for a good while, and not bothering disinfecting, but wouldnt tell the wife that
  8. Hi there, Probably another ridiculous question, but I'll ask anyway Old (private) water main is a copper 1/2" pipe that runs under my track into from the pumphouse on the other side into the old kitchen, Theres a stopcock under the sink connected into 15mm copper pipework that I assume routes to all the cold water outlets (as theres water at them) and the thermal store as its full of water. probably about 6 months ago I ran a 32mm mdpe pipe under the track whilst I had the change, and terminated underneath the window where the new utility room sink will be, if it ever happens / at the moment there is a washing machine there, which is supplied by 15mm pipe so questions 1. 32mm through the wall or downsize before taking it through? 2. Is it just a question of teeing in a stop cock to the 15mm pipe where washing machine is (as is a sink is there) and the cold water will magically find its way to the right place 3. do I need to worry about where about in the pipework it is connected to 4. the 4 m or so of mdpe has been there for 6 months, albeit capped - how best do I disinfect this before I connect everything up?
  9. What does my SIPS build count as, Timber Frame?
  10. I've now planed 100 lengths x 3m Getting there slowly The boards are not all totally flat, so in order to get a good finish I need to plane them to 30mm Look great once planed Still tonnes of work to do though
  11. Blades coping ok, I changed it round after 40 lengths (they are double sided) I have two spares, so 4x more uses My wifes sisters are taking the shavings for hens bedding or something free to uplift
  12. This was a mistake most of the larch averages 38-39mm thick Thicknessing down to 30mm is a chore. so far I've done 45 3 metre lengths, and all the window surrounds(window surrounds down to 22mm) and filled 22 bin bags with shavings.
  13. Never mind pinged my Brother in law a message who works for a local company that sells all sorts of bits and pieces £66 inc vat for 1500 stainless steel screws- he says ' yeh the markup on fasteners is pretty large' - pretty large? try 10 fold.