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48 minutes ago, eggsarascal said:

The surface water outfall idealy needs a concrete pad for the water to drop onto to prevent the ditch getting washed away.

Bloody amateurs, should be consulting an expert, shouldn't they Eggs :001_rolleyes::$

 

 

(Learnt my lesson after spending a couple of days trying to attempt to unblock our blocked drain before being told it was the utilities problem by eggs like....:lol: sticking to trees now.)

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29 minutes ago, Gary Prentice said:

Bloody amateurs, should be consulting an expert, shouldn't they Eggs :001_rolleyes::$

 

 

(Learnt my lesson after spending a couple of days trying to attempt to unblock our blocked drain before being told it was the utilities problem by eggs like....:lol: sticking to trees now.)

Don't mention someone dropped the rods in the manhole. That would be embarrassing...

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Just wondering, are the big land drain pipes temporary? What's the lifespan of the sand bags?

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7 hours ago, eggsarascal said:

 

The surface water outfall idealy needs a concrete pad for the water to drop onto to prevent the ditch getting washed away.

 

Would that not just move the issue a bit further downstream, to the edge of the concrete pad? Not trying to be a smartarse, genuine question.

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9 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

Would that not just move the issue a bit further downstream, to the edge of the concrete pad? Not trying to be a smartarse, genuine question.

Good question, the concrete pad, or step takes the focused trickle flow, and spreads the flows energy, to limit its ability to sink a hole as the current arrangement has done. The receiving ditch may also have a raised bed due to settled silt and organic debris, ditches need maintenance every few years to ensure good flow, so [treated] waste waters can get away, rather than stagnate.

 

In answer to scbk, I put a sandbag retainer in on the first job I did when I moved around these parts 1999. It's still there now.

 

 

 

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I know the local FC have changed things sligtly with there 'cundies' recently, over the past few years tend to dig a big hole in front of the pipe and another biggerhole at the outflow, Think idea being for outflow to sit full of water which will dampen the errosive force as well as acting as silt traps on both sides.

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10 minutes ago, drinksloe said:

I know the local FC have changed things sligtly with there 'cundies' recently, over the past few years tend to dig a big hole in front of the pipe and another biggerhole at the outflow, Think idea being for outflow to sit full of water which will dampen the errosive force as well as acting as silt traps on both sides.

When you say dig a hole at the outflow do you mean, just dig a hole, or drop in concrete rings/boxes to act as a silt trap?

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No there literally just digging a bucket sized hole, no concrete or owt.

I don't think they've lined the base with stone, i'll mibee have a nosewhen out with dogs the morro but pretty sure just a big hole

I'm guessing they will just drive a digger round every few years to empty?? Or more likely knowing the FC forget about them till theres a major problem again.

 

To be fair the costs of doing it properly like in ur photo would be absolutley massive in my area.

I've got 20-30 mile  loop of FC track just behind my house + all the many dead end tracks of them.

And in this part of scotland plenty of wee burns crossing it too

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