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Soil pipes are most commonly 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 pipe 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 soil 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 vents allow 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 smelt. By allowing air flow and oxygen to the system the vents also help the process of aerobic sewage digestion.
Installing Soil Pipes? 4 Things You Need to Know
Getting soil 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 soil pipes 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 soil pipes to your home, here are a few technical details that will help you do it correctly from the start.
Your Soil Pipes 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 the pipe must be controlled in various ways. An Air Vent serves two purposes for your soil pipes. First, it controls the flow of the waste inside, forcing it downwards. Secondly, it filters the air and bad smells out the top of the pipe. The top opening of your soil pipes should be installed at or above roof level, meaning the smell of the air being filtered out won’t be noticeable to anyone.
Soil Pipes Can Be Run Internally
Although most soil pipes are by default installed outside the home wall, they are also made to accommodate internal installation. The pipes themselves are not aesthetically displeasing for most home owners, but some might prefer the absence of these pipes 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.
Soil Pipes Do Not Only Come in One Standard Size
It’s always wisest to check your toilet and/or kitchen waste connections BEFORE ordering your soil pipes. Although most homes accommodate 4 inch (110mm) pipes, or even 6 inch (160mm) pipes if the installation is industrial in nature.
Your Soil Pipes Need Connectors
Special connectors must also be purchased with your soil 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 these pipes. Connecting them can be tricky, but with the right equipment it’s a cinch.
Other Names for Soil Pipes
Remember that soil pipes also go by other names. If you aren’t using a familiar word while searching for soil pipes, you can try the following terms:
- Stack Pipe
- Vent Pipe
- Waste Vent Pipe
Depending on where you live, you may find that some of these terms are more common than ‘soil pipes’. All of these terms describe the same product.
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 soil pipes and get yours today.