Search found 7729 matches

by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

What size are the pipes?
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

This is why I posted this conundrum on here! You guys come up with some brilliant ideas! Will try the thermometer trick...….. Thank you again. No need for that, just hold your hand in it and if it's noticeably colder than ambient, there's a good chance it's from an underground source, with a bit of...
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Totallyfedup wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:59 pm
We thought it was excessive too. Apparently not, according to a drainage expert.....


How cold is the water?
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Totallyfedup wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Thanks arborlad.

We don't have a problem with taking the water - it is the other stuff in it! The sand equates to probably 2 - 3 coffee mugs per day. We have been told that this is not an excessive amount.....



It seems excessive to me - who told you that?
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Due to the drain breaking down on the neighbouring land, there is also sand and silt in the water running from their land onto ours. The owners of the neighbouring property have told us that we are obliged to take the sand and silt, as well as the water. They are refusing to fit a silt trap. We hav...
by arborlad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

We do think it may be an underground stream. The water does run clear, but due to the old drain breaking down, there is some silt etc in it. It is a long shot, but we are hoping CCTV may be able to pinpoint where it is actually coming from. I never gave old OS maps a thought.....I will look into th...
by arborlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Another possibility is that it was the water supply for your property or what stood there at the time. I don't think this would be the case - from what we can gather, these land drains were laid around the 1850's! Back then it was just farmland, so if anything, it could be originating from an under...
by arborlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines
Replies: 35
Views: 462

Re: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines

For the OP: you've found yourself in a situation that will almost certainly have a resolution - I would urge you to go back to the start of the thread and answer all questions and address all comments made by others. Your fundamental problem is that your fences are accurate and correct - any drawing...
by arborlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines
Replies: 35
Views: 462

Re: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines

I fail to understand why the fence position should make any difference at all (just my experience, I have no legal qualification). It is the legal boundary as shown on the LR Title Plan that matters, not where you site a fence. There may be a presumption in law that you fence up to your boundary bu...
by arborlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines
Replies: 35
Views: 462

Re: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines

span wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:07 pm
Disregarding the fence,



You can not disregard the fence - unless you know something I don't.
by arborlad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Another possibility is that it was the water supply for your property or what stood there at the time.
by arborlad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Totallyfedup wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Hmmm. We had not thought about a chlorine test. Might be worth doing one just in case.

Thank you for that suggestion arborlad.



Has anyone with a knowledge of water and drainage looked at the problem, they're the sort that would have a test kit in the back of the van.
by arborlad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Flooding
Topic: Victorian Land Drains
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Victorian Land Drains

Has anyone done a chlorine test on that water?.............relatively cheap and easy to do.
by arborlad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines
Replies: 35
Views: 462

Re: Trying to position a new building when my fences aren't on the OS red boundary lines

However, if my side fences WERE on the red lines, my garden would be wider ............... ...................and your neighbours gardens would be narrower - you've got to stop thinking like that, the red line on the title plan is intended to show you which property you bought not where on the prop...