Forum: Drainage
Topic: What looks better downpipe to aco drain? or
started by: George91

Posted by George91 on 16 May 2019,11:32
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?

Regards George

Posted by lutonlagerlout on 16 May 2019,20:25
I prefer a shoe on the bottom of the downspout
looks better
LLL

Posted by Tony McC on 22 May 2019,10:18
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.

Posted by Tony McC on 22 May 2019,10:18
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.

Powered by Ikonboard 3.1.2a
Ikonboard © 2001 Jarvis Entertainment Group, Inc.