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Sewage/drain covers

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Hi all

Anyone have any knowledge on this, and could help ID what's what from the cover types?

I have the following covers on one side of my house, but not sure what counts as foul vs clean/surface drainage.  I plan to run some water down the gutter pipe, and check which of these it then flows through.  My idea is to hook up the overflow from my sump (already in place - which passes through the kitchen wall, and currently connected to nothing) to the gutter pipe (which isn't far away), but I'm told I can only do that if it runs into a foul water sewer drain.

So, here's what I have:

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Reply #1

Foul water are the pipes that comes from the drains in the house , sinks baths toilets etc . , Surface drainage comes from gutters etc , in newer properties they are generally seperate pipes where in older property they are combined .
The top pic is definitely a drain cover , not sure on second  is it smaller ? , and third looks like the stop cock for cold mains cover .

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Reply #2

1st is about 12" max length
2nd/3rd are about the same size, around 6-8"

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Reply #3

It may be worth lifting the two plastic covers on the top two pics and run some taps in the house , the one it runs into will be your foul water drain .
If your wanting to ID where the drain you want to tee into goes you'd then run water down that pipe after .

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Reply #4

1st could be rain water cover (from gutters) if its only 12" the only way you can tell is to lift the covers up and get someone to get an hose and run some water down the gutter drain to see if all run in that . also you can get smaller spot inspection  drainage covers.normally  main sewage covers  is quite large in size approx 2ft in size,also you can get gutter waste running into the main sewage. its an matter of ruling out or if you can ask any of your neighbours if they know
2nd one could be for cable tv,water meter? bt, the only way to tell is to lift the cover up and look in
3rd one is your main water tap its not a drain

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Reply #5

first two are drains lift them up flush your wc see if it runs through also if you have an open sq gully running from your sink that would be ok as well as it will be clean water doesn't matter what system you join into or a rainwater stack

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