Rainy water consists of storm water (rainy water), surface water, street wash and washing water excluding sewage and industrial waste.
It is harmful to foundation and health of the occupants of the house if it’s not expelled properly. A good quality rain water pipe and its’ proper fixation make your home neat, clean, safe of mud and rain water. Wrongly fitted pipes can cause harm to the contents of the building. For smooth flow of rain water and better understanding of pipe fixation, here are given some nice tips.
Pipe for Drainage of Rainy Water
Asbestos cement pipes are widely used for drainage of rainy water. The following are advantages of asbestos cement pipes.
- Light weight
- Tight joints
- Easy to handle
- Quick in laying and back filling
- Easy in cutting, drilling, threading and fitting
- Non-corrosive for most natural soil conditions
- Free from electrolytic corrosion (rust)
A structure of Rain Water Drainage
(This picture is contributed by"S.Krishnan")
Recommended Size of Rain Water Pipe
Number and size of pipes for rainy water is determined by the area of roof to be drained and on the basis of average rate of rainfall in the area. The pipes for rainy water should normally be sized on the basis of roof area as given below.
Required Appliances for Rainy Water
Rainwater collected within building is carried down through gutters and pipes. Building sewer carries rainy water also in a partial separate system where a portion of rainy water is mixed with sewage.
Materials for Filling in Pipes
The following common materials are required for filling in the pipes.
| S. No.
|| Weight Kg/M3 |
|| Dry Sand
|| Ordinary Damp Sand
|| Wet Sand
|| Saturated Clay
Guidelines for Execution of Pipe Works for Rain Water
- The pipes for rainy water should be fixed outside external walls of building.
- Any pipe for rainy water should discharge rain water directly into surface drain outside the house or from compound drain to surface drain out side the house.
- An inlet of bell mouth at roof surface should be provided.
- The spacing of rain water pipes in the wall should depend on position of windows and ventilators openings, but distance between rain water pipes should not be more than 6 meters.
Plastic Rain Water Pipe
(This picture is contributed by"S.Krishnan")
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A coupler connects the two pipes to each other. If the material and size of the pipe are not the same,it is called a 'reducing coupler'.
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Valve is suitable means of connections for inserting and controlling the flow of the water.Nominal size of stop valve is designated by the nominal bore of the pipe to which valve is normally fitted.
To minimize the danger of blistering, risk of steam formation etc. Storage temperature of 60 degree C is recommended. This may be increased up to 65 degree C when soft water is used and the storage capacity is limited.
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