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graann25/01/2020 11:51

Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a …Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a waste of time.What happens when the water comes up from the drainage pipe , through to your property via the toilet and sink outlets ?Can anybody advise what would happen in this situation ?


You buy a bog blocker as part of your precautions & text subscription to the local flood line.& You get your council to stop allowing land on flood plains being sold off for housing.
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With flash floods it might be hard to predict when to put these covers on?
dreamer18125/01/2020 09:36

With flash floods it might be hard to predict when to put these covers …With flash floods it might be hard to predict when to put these covers on?


My guess is that although flash floods are hard to predict, if the weather gets bad then you put them on. Better to be safe than sorry I guess.
Save your money guys if water rises to this level it will not stop water coming in.
Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a waste of time.
What happens when the water comes up from the drainage pipe , through to your property via the toilet and sink outlets ?
Can anybody advise what would happen in this situation ?
These will flood onto eBay
If the water continued to rise and you just stayed there you would drown
Help a gal out, what is this? Is it a flood alert system?
graann25/01/2020 11:51

Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a …Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a waste of time.What happens when the water comes up from the drainage pipe , through to your property via the toilet and sink outlets ?Can anybody advise what would happen in this situation ?


You buy a bog blocker as part of your precautions & text subscription to the local flood line.& You get your council to stop allowing land on flood plains being sold off for housing.
graann25/01/2020 11:51

Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a …Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a waste of time.What happens when the water comes up from the drainage pipe , through to your property via the toilet and sink outlets ?Can anybody advise what would happen in this situation ?


My old neighbour said to me if we flood ensure you have a good bin bag and gaffer tape as the toilet will backflow
He said tape it off it'll hold for a while
Luckily not had to test his theory.
graann25/01/2020 11:51

Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a …Thought of using this type of thing in the past but thought it might be a waste of time.What happens when the water comes up from the drainage pipe , through to your property via the toilet and sink outlets ?Can anybody advise what would happen in this situation ?



It's not guaranteed that the head in the sewage system would match that outside your property, although with UK infrastructure it's probably the case it would.

You can block those, although you would need to know where all the soil vents etc are.

I imagine these are more for properties that have very low level air bricks which some properties do have.
dreamer18125/01/2020 09:36

With flash floods it might be hard to predict when to put these covers …With flash floods it might be hard to predict when to put these covers on?



If you live somewhere with flash floods you should move. Generally floods happen quickly, but not unpredictably in the UK.
A better, more permanent solution would a higher vent like this screwfix.com/p/t…025 obviously a lot more work involved but saves having to try and predict when you might get floodwater. Obviously it only helps if the water stays below that level but if it is higher then you probably have bigger problems.

It would also be a good idea to use some waterproof sealant on the bricks that are likely to have water against them as water will soak through the bricks and mortar if they are in contact with standing water for any length of time.
Bought a couple just for stopping the draft coming in under the flooring in the winter months
Rico00725/01/2020 12:38

Bought a couple just for stopping the draft coming in under the flooring …Bought a couple just for stopping the draft coming in under the flooring in the winter months


I never thought about that. Might be worth it just for that alone.

I love in Bromley (south east London). The problem I have is when there’s heavy rain water comes down the road and my house being on a bend with a drop down curb for the driveway, the water flows back into my drive and floods my driveway and garden.

I have contacted the council to see if they can raise my drop down curb slightly as it’s lower than the midpoint of the road
emilyyC25/01/2020 12:01

Help a gal out, what is this? Is it a flood alert system?

Some properties have air bricks fitted on outer walls for air flow. These block those off to stop any excess flood water water entering your home.
Definitely not a warning system!
Rico00725/01/2020 12:38

Bought a couple just for stopping the draft coming in under the flooring …Bought a couple just for stopping the draft coming in under the flooring in the winter months


Not a good idea to cover airbricks for extended periods - the air bricks are there for a reason....
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Every ones situation is different
I have 2 air vents to my extention to the rear of my house the ground to the extension is solid concrete and has 2 pipes connected to the vents to carry the air into the living room I can safely block these 2 vents (in winter months) as I have another 2 air vents to the front of the house which vent both the front room and living room. So blocking one end of the living room won't do any harm as its still ventilated from the other end. We have terrible draft problems in the colder months blocking the vents does stop the draft and keeps the house warmer. But as I said everyones situation is different so please check before blocking your vents! Ps heat added 🏻
Rico00725/01/2020 12:38

Bought a couple just for stopping the draft coming in under the flooring …Bought a couple just for stopping the draft coming in under the flooring in the winter months


You mean that draft (air flow) that stops the joists rotting.
kudos1uk25/01/2020 13:28

You mean that draft (air flow) that stops the joists rotting.


Yes that draft.
Lol
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