Roast my external waste stack

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Rob83, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. Rob83

    Rob83 New Member

    Hello one and all.

    Neighbours had a builder over this afternoon for a quote on their new conservatory. They thought we were out and the subject turned to our external waste stack in the back garden. It was recently fixed there to remove the internal waste stack from our small bathroom. Anyway, they basically were saying it's ugly. The tradesman referred to it as "special".

    I am actually not offended by this and considered it quite insightful feedback that you wouldn't get face-to-face. But hmm, not entirely sure whether it was warranted, maybe the tradesman was mocking it to give the impression he works to a very high standard. Maybe he was just a weird person. Or maybe he's spot on.

    Anyway, what better place to confirm or deny his theory than here.

    So please, I cordially invite you to roast my external waste stack. Or not! Whatever you think of it, your honest opinion is hugely welcome.

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  2. It's a * pipe!
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  3. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    Seen something similar in an art gallery once , was titled modern art .
  4. dcox

    dcox Screwfix Select

    Wow. Certainly special. Not seen one quite like that before. I’d put it in the ‘function over form’ category.
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  5. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    They were being polite ...

    there would have been much better ways to do that ... and even leaving the labels on :eek:

    You could sell that design to an Amusment Park for one of their flumes.
  6. Rob83

    Rob83 New Member

    Thanks all - really appreciate the honest feedback. Think I will probably get someone over to reinvent it.

    If anyone has pictures of a handsome waste pipe (did I just say that?) that would be cool, just to know what I'm going for.
  7. koolpc

    koolpc Super Member

    "Waste" of good piping!!
  8. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    If the neighbours decide to use that tradesman for their conservatory, ask him to do it! He obviously knows a lot about soil stacks - just wait until yours appears on face book.
  9. I’m sure it works fine but it is a very strange way of doing it lol. Really depends on whether u want to pay to make it look better or u are happy with it as is.
  10. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    I soiled myself laughing.
    Whoever did that was taking the pee.
  11. Muzungu

    Muzungu Screwfix Select

    Execrable design.
  12. koolpc

    koolpc Super Member

    Lots of toilet humour here!
  13. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    You must be flush with cash to waste it on such a crap design. Your rationale just does not stack up and seeing that on a regular basis will drive you round the bend. But at least your admittance to dumping it can be acknowledged.
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  14. cleggie

    cleggie Active Member

    why did he use all those parts.He could have just come staright down and into the property.then just gone straight onto the downpipe with t pieces.That design is uneccessary and way too many pieces than yes its an eyesore
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  15. woodbutcherbower

    woodbutcherbower Screwfix Select

    Looks brilliant.

    From space.
  16. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    :D Did I wipe out the opposition? :D And I must be flushed with success! :D
  17. koolpc

    koolpc Super Member

    Was it designed by Elon?
  18. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Screwfix Select

    Looks like a well fixed stack, the proportions at the top are good, at the bottom it is over the top, could have been cone with fewer fittings.
  19. Coaster

    Coaster Member

    how many support brackets does an internal stack pipe needs ? As mine has none just one at the top, about 1/2 foot front the start and the bottom is connected to the old pipe, again 1/2 a foot and no support in the middle, is this ok?

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