110mm Push Fit Soil Pipe Single Socket x3m
These soil vent pipes are made from plastic (PVC) as this makes them easy to work with, light weight and cheaper than their cast-iron alternatives that are heavy, expensive and difficult to manage. A soil pipe(sometimes known as a vent pipe, stack pipe and waste vent pipe) is the product that would usually connect to your pan connector which attaches to your bathroom and would typically run externally down the side of the home or property and connect into the underground sewer system. For attaching waste pipe to dispose of waste water in the bath, sink, and appliances. Occasionally the vent pipe will run internally, and in this case an air admittance valve will be required to allow air flow into the system when venting air (and thus smell) from being released into the property.
The 110mm soil pipe is installed to transport sewage and waste from upper ground toilets, baths and sinks and appliances into the underground drainage system. The vent pipe will allow air, smells and odours from the waste and drainage system to be released into the atmosphere. Placing the outlet vent means the odours are spread someplace where it will not be noticed. By allowing air flow and oxygen to the system the vents also help the process of aerobic sewage digestion.
Installing a Vent Pipe? 5 Things You Need to Know
Utilising stack pipes for your bathroom is one of the most hygienic ways to dispose of toilet and kitchen waste from your home. Most commonly appearing in black, these connect to your toilet using a pan connector, and then run alongside the exterior of the home and allow waste water to flow down into your sewerage system.
But before you install these to your home, here are a few technical details that will help you do it correctly from the start.
Soil Vent Pipes Will Need an Air Vent
The thing about soil pipes is that they transport waste from your home or property. This material releases smelly gasses, which is why it must be installed in the correct way. An Air Vent serves two purposes for your stack pipes. First, it controls the flow of the waste inside avoiding a vacuum and forcing it downwards. Secondly, it filters bad smells out the top of the pipe – by allowing air to escape. The top opening of your stack should be installed at or above roof level, meaning the smell of the air being filtered out won’t be noticeable to anyone.
Vent Pipes Can Sometimes Run Internally
Although most of them are by default installed outside the home wall, they are also made to accommodate internal installation. The products themselves are not aesthetically displeasing for most homeowners, but some might prefer the absence of these if they are still in the process of construction.
NOTE: Remember that if you do go this route, an air admittance valve is essential to the installation.
Vent Pipes Do Not Only Come in One Standard Size – There Are Many Possibilities Depending on the Project
It’s always wisest to check your toilet and/or kitchen waste connections BEFORE ordering. Although most homes accommodate 4-inch (110mm) pipes, or even 6-inch (160mm) pipes if the installation is industrial in nature.
Your Soil Vent Pipes May Need Connectors
Special connectors must also be purchased with your pipes so that you can connect them during installation. These connectors are called couplers or joiners and are also available to purchase at EasyMerchant. It’s imperative that you use an installer or plumber who’s familiar with stack pipes. Connecting them can be tricky, but with the right equipment it’s a cinch. At EasyMerchant, our 110mm soil vent pipe comes with a socket included. So, a coupler will only be needed if you’re cutting the pipe
Your Soil Pipe Needs to be the Appropriate Height to Meet Building Regulations
If you’re fitting a soil vent pipe, you need to make sure you adhere to strict building regulations – which state that the opening of the soil vent pipe should be at least 900mm higher than any window on the building within 3m of the pipe. Naturally, this height will make your soil vent pipe an attractive perch for birds, so you should also make sure that there’s a wire cage or perforated top that will protect your stack from birds or debris entering.
How Can You Unblock a Clogged Soil Vent Pipe
Generally, blockages occur at the bottom of a stack pipe stack where the pipework twists and turns before flowing into the external sewer drainage. That said, some objects that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet can cause an obstruction further down the line, so it’s useful to know what might be causing a blockage before you start attempted to unblock a soil stack.
In some cases, using a plunger or drain rods can help to move any obstruction in the lower soil vent pipes. In other cases, dismantling your waste stack is sometimes the only option – but it’s one you should only consider if you know exactly what you’re doing, as soil pipes obviously carry waste products that can be harmful, not to mention extremely messy. Unless you’re confident in identifying the problem and tackling it in a safe manner, unblocking your soil stack is often a job better left to a professional.
EasyMerchant’s soil pipes will effectively manage your home waste in a way that will never affect you or your guests. You can also connect them to certain kitchen appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and garbage disposal systems. It’s a product worth getting, so learn more about these pipes and get yours today.