Waste water drain - help please

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  1. Rapide561

    Rapide561 Read Only Funster

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    Hi.

    I leave the waste water drain tap open all the time. The point where the water comes out is connected to a length of flexipipe about 10 feet long. This is in turn adjacent to a drain - I am on a "service" pitch with drain and fresh water etc. The flexipipe was bought at a garden centre and is rippled - like a vacuum cleaner flexi pipe. This is where the problem is. Bits of this and that are getting lodged in the ripples and cleaning the pipe is an awful job.

    Is it possible to buy a smooth flexi pipe? Does anyone have any other ideas to deal with this?

    Russell
     
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    We had a caravan with that tipe of pipe and i found that bathroom mousse squirted down the plug hole and left over night did the trick .hope thats of some use to you and my hubby does the same with the m/h pipe like yours ,when he takes it out he swings it around to empty the pipe.
    Betty
     
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    O'leary Motorhomes have flexible pipe in two sizes Here. It says convoluted but whether that just applies to the outside I'm not sure.

    I've seen similar stuff in a local auto/caravan spares shop though I've never examined it so can't say whether it is smooth inside. Could be an idea to try such a shop where you can look at products on offer - or even somewhere like B&Q migh have something suitable.

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    Hi Russ

    Go to a plumbers merchant such as Plumb Centre, they sell smooth bore pvc pipe in varies sizes.. you may need to buy a roll but it's a lot cheaper than B&Q .
    I bought 30 mt of clear 19mm PVC pipe for the macerator .. about £1 per mt.
    Clear has the advantage of you being able to see any trapped muck and it's easy to clean by flushing with fresh water..
     
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    Hi Russell
    We've just replaced ours with hose bought from an aquarium & pond shop.
    It's convoluted on the outside but smooth inside we bought two meters at
    about a pound per meter and a new tap as the old-one was bonded to the pipe
    for about two quid. :thumb:


    regards...nige
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Interestingly, a caravan has appeared next to me and the owner appears to use rigid piping with a couple of attachments to "turn corners" if that makes sense.

    Russell
     
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    I makes perfect sense Russell, Its called Drain Pipe:Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    I have replaced mine with rigid pipe no problems.
     
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    Hi

    Is this permanently attached or do you have to remove it? The chap with the caravan had to take his rigid pipe off when travelling.

    Russell
     
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    Permanent plastic pipe from the waste.
     
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