- What should I be googleing? Large shallow gully drain for bike wash area in deck
I want to have a bike wash area next to the outside tap. Area is to be decked but dont want to have mud washed onto deck. I was hoping for a shallow gully drain 1.5m x 0.5m ish but struggling to know what to hunt for.
Any ideas? I’m thinking getting someone to fabricate one would be a rather expensive.Posted 2 months ago
If it’s decking, like a patio but made of wood, why not just let the water drain through it and soak away into the ground?
It’s concrete / broken ground beneath. The mud would just sit there and keep the bearers damp (and eventually fill up the gap). There really is a reason why I want it the way I’ve described it.
I did look at feed troughs but the ones I saw were too deep / narrow.Posted 2 months agoperchypantherMember
We need you.
Doubt it. 😉
I’d lift the decking and form the drainage in concrete.
The OP doesn’t seem to want that though so my best suggestion would be an aluminium flashing folded to the size you require, like a valley gutter on a profiled metal roof.
Any sheet metal roofing supplier will fold one to your sizes and you can screw it to the underside of the decking.
Where is the water going to end up? There needs to be a drain somewhere?Posted 2 months agotillydogSubscriber
ACO box channel goes up to ~800mm wide (several sizes below that too). Has grids and silt traps, etc. to suit.
(Stainless, etc. also available.)
Doesn’t look cheap though.Posted 2 months agofossyMember
Move the bike onto the lawn, then hose off there for the mud to drop off. Clean rest on patio/decking/driveway.
I always shove the bike on the lawn at the side of the house and hose off first. Blooming pain clearing it off patio/drive.
My son was told to park on the road when he came back from Wales Rally in his car – wash it up stream of the grid. He then had to hose down the road there was that much mud.Posted 2 months ago
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