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Title: ok to use 110mm sewage pipe for rainwater harvesting?
Post by: al_uk on September 07, 2019, 08:55:35 AM
I'm putting in some underground piping to take my roof gutters to my water tanks. Is it ok to use standard 110mm plastic sewage pipe? Either rubber connection or solvent. The water will be used in toilets, washing machine, and sometimes for showering. Water goes via a big jumbo cartridge filter and a UV unit.

Cheers.


Title: Re: ok to use 110mm sewage pipe for rainwater harvesting?
Post by: biff on September 07, 2019, 10:03:04 AM
Hi Al 
    I don't  see why not. As long as the pipes are new and fresh but the colour does denote foul drain or waste pipe.
The black equivalent pipe is cheaper and the fittings are cheaper as well.
Being in the building all my life I would buy the proper pie, just as I would buy the proper cabling to wire a house. You never know, perhaps sometime in the future, when maybe you are not about and the family decide to employ a plumber to cure the blockage in the foul drain. There will be no mistakes made with the correct black pipe.
     Biff


Title: Re: ok to use 110mm sewage pipe for rainwater harvesting?
Post by: al_uk on September 07, 2019, 10:11:58 AM
Sounds good - didn't realise it came in different colours.

So something like this range?

https://www.drainageshop.co.uk/110mm-pushfit-soil/GWPS400.html

I'll post what I'm up to in a different thread...


Title: Re: ok to use 110mm sewage pipe for rainwater harvesting?
Post by: biff on September 07, 2019, 10:26:13 AM
Yup ,
     That's what we use for run off and storm drains.
 You get it in white as well but more expensive. Our black round  inspection chambers look similar to the orange but they are lighter in construction.
 Separate thread is good idea.
      Biff


Title: Re: ok to use 110mm sewage pipe for rainwater harvesting?
Post by: al_uk on September 07, 2019, 10:33:23 AM
Thanks Biff, much appreciated :-)


Title: Re: ok to use 110mm sewage pipe for rainwater harvesting?
Post by: chris wills on November 01, 2019, 07:40:52 AM
I have this pipe from all my roof drains running to the tank, then pumped out from there.