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Posted: 16 May 2019,11:32 QUOTE

Hi Im going to install a aco drain against my house, should I have the down pipe straight into the aco or a hopper/trap next to aco drain?

What looks more professional?
If a hopper should I have a bottle trap with a inlet for the aco drain and have no trap on the aco drain?

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Posted: 16 May 2019,20:25 QUOTE

I prefer a shoe on the bottom of the downspout
looks better
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Posted: 22 May 2019,10:18 QUOTE

It's always best to 'trap' a SW drain, whether it's a gully or a linear channel. At the very least, it helps control "odours" that can affect any SW system.

Whether you connect the linear channel via a gully, a sump unit or a P-trap doesn't really matter, but I would most definitely "trap" the connection somehow.

Downspouts plumbed directly into the linear channel by cutting a hole in the grating are fine, if you like that look, but if you do choose that option, make sure there's a leaf-guard fitted at the channel outlet, as leaves from the roof will be washed directly into the channel and they have a nasty habit of obstructing outlets. Downspouts with a standard shoe-fitting discharging onto a channel with grating rely on the grating to act as the "leaf-guard" so blocked outlets tend to be less of a problem.


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Posted: 22 May 2019,10:18 QUOTE

It's always best to 'trap' a SW drain, whether it's a gully or a linear channel. At the very least, it helps control "odours" that can affect any SW system.

Whether you connect the linear channel via a gully, a sump unit or a P-trap doesn't really matter, but I would most definitely "trap" the connection somehow.

Downspouts plumbed directly into the linear channel by cutting a hole in the grating are fine, if you like that look, but if you do choose that option, make sure there's a leaf-guard fitted at the channel outlet, as leaves from the roof will be washed directly into the channel and they have a nasty habit of obstructing outlets. Downspouts with a standard shoe-fitting discharging onto a channel with grating rely on the grating to act as the "leaf-guard" so blocked outlets tend to be less of a problem.


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