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Posted: 14 May 2019,22:57 QUOTE

Hi Iív recently dug a trench behind my garage for a Soakaway. I keep reading it must be 5 metres away but I donít have that much room from my garage to the fence. Roughly around 2-3 metres. Also the Soakaway is for a single garage so itís about 10 sqmetres of roof. What size Soakaway would you recommend as a minimum? And should I still do it even if itís not 5 metres away from the garage?

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Posted: 15 May 2019,09:15 QUOTE

Another thing is that I canít connect to any of the drains because there to far away from the back of the garage.

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Posted: 15 May 2019,16:49 QUOTE

Without knowing your ground conditions nobody can advise you. Are you on clay? Sand? You should do a percolation test.

Not advisable to connect into foul drains- your water company will give you a big bill if they find out.
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Posted: 15 May 2019,17:57 QUOTE

I have only one sewer. Iím in the midlands Leicester itís clay soil but Soakaway are still installed here. Iív done a test and it seemed to Soakaway at a good rate

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Posted: 16 May 2019,08:42 QUOTE

Any help. Iív dug a hole now and itís about a metre deep by 700x700. The pipe to it will sit just over halfway up in the hole so around the 600 below the pipe. Will that be okay for such a small roof?

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Posted: 22 May 2019,10:11 QUOTE

If you make the hole big enough to accommodate a single storm crate, that's roughly 1m x 500mm, then that should be OK-ish for a 10m≤ roof.

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