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    Quote Originally Posted by roverrescue View Post
    Sorry I was a little unclear
    To block his drain off you’ll need to dig in the neighbours yard along the fence/retaining wall side and find his storm.

    Agree that a single 90 is well insufficient for those roof sizes of your neighbours houses.

    Could you take the path of least resistance and get a nice spoon drain installed at the low side base of the retaining wall and run that to street ?

    In a few years - the timber sleepers will be rotten out and need replacing (shared between you and neighbour)
    While doing that repair can sort the pipe work behind the wall ???

    I wish you the best of luck !

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    Have already done that about 10 years ago to stop the house brocks getting wet but to do the area where the water comes through I will need to empty the water tank pull up the pavers & cut them to install the drain. The retaining wall is about 30 years old & still appears to be good & it was built by the then neighbour on there side of the property boundary this wall is about 2M high in that area, we have a retaining wall approx 1/2 m from the boundary which is 1/2 m high . Our house was the 1st built & the small retaining wall was installed then , the house next door was built at least 5 years later then the house with the pool was built around 10 years after it . We don't have much luck , about 15 years ago the block of land on the bottom side of us was sold to a builder , he decided to cut the block to build . They cut the block the week before Christmas to 200mm from our retaining wall & was going to leave it until they came back to work mid January to build the retaining wall which is at least 2.5M to 3M high. Christmas Eve we had a big storm & the whole lot collapsed ripping out all our pool pipes & all the dirt on 3 sides of the pool , we were lucky the pool didn't go as well. It was mid February before we were able to fill the pool again .

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    Were the council of any assistance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Were the council of any assistance?
    Not really, they told me on the phone to ring back on the 2/12 but letter stated 30days from date on letter sent. Was told they had closed the case thinking it was all sorted , so have reopened it & has been passed on to the next in line. Was talking to guy next door , he has just bought a new off road caravan & is wanting to pour a slab for it to sit on so has contacted some one to put a camera up the pipe from the street end so pipe can be fixed before slab is poured. The only thing the other guy has told him is that he received a letter from the council & that was about a month ago. Big difference in the attitude of these two neighbours.

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    Follow up on my last post. The last time I contacted the BCC on the date they told me to contact them they informed me they had closed the case because I had not been in contact with them & thought the problem had been fixed. I informed them that the neighbour had not come to see me after he had received there letter to him & he will not talk to me & the problem still exists. The said they would open a new case. I received another letter from the BCC telling me because we have had so much rain the problem is mine due to the fall of the land & I should get a drainer in to rectify the problem on my property.
    Was talking to neighbour next door the other day about the new fence we( he & I )are having built & asked if the guy with the pool had spoken to him & he told me he had only said he had received a letter from the BCC, he also told him he would no longer be going half for the new dividing fence between there property's which he had originally said he would go halves in , said he could not afford it . He also tells me he thinks the pool guy is pumping water out of the pool onto the ground as when ever he cleans the pool the water runs through into his front yard making it very boggy . He is going to try to look over the fence next time to see what exactly the pool guy is doing . I have told him if he is to put in a complaint to the BCC & they will hit him with a fine which they told me they would do if he puts pool water down his storm water drain & it enters our property.
    My next door neighbour has told me he is going to get some one to put a camera up the pipe as he is wanting to build a patio at the back & put in a slab for his new caravan & dose not want to have to dig it yo later. I have offered to pay part of the cost for the investigation. Unfortunately you can't pick your neighbours & have to take the good with the bad, This guy is the first in 38years that so far isn't so friendly .

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Were the council of any assistance?
    As expected , useless, Closed the case before the date they asked me to ring back , then opened a new case & letters I receive from them have nothing to do with the problem . Looks like it is between me & the good neighbour to investigate. If we find it is in the pool owners property he will be getting the bill . Most of the people in the street are older retired people but we are getting these young people with some of the older ones moving into retirement villages & assisted care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    As expected , useless, Closed the case before the date they asked me to ring back , then opened a new case & letters I receive from them have nothing to do with the problem . Looks like it is between me & the good neighbour to investigate. If we find it is in the pool owners property he will be getting the bill . Most of the people in the street are older retired people but we are getting these young people with some of the older ones moving into retirement villages & assisted care.
    You really do have to wonder about the councils/inspectors as my neighbour's had a grate/grille next to their driveway to drain rain water from the yard, but also had the downpipe from the garage tee-d into it, so it would overflow onto my property, I ended up tee-ing into the tee and running a slotted drainage pipe thru my garden beds (free extra rain water as I see it, especially in light rain) and then a solid pipe to under my back lawn to the drainage pipe under my retaining wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDLOVER View Post
    You really do have to wonder about the councils/inspectors as my neighbour's had a grate/grille next to their driveway to drain rain water from the yard, but also had the downpipe from the garage tee-d into it, so it would overflow onto my property, I ended up tee-ing into the tee and running a slotted drainage pipe thru my garden beds (free extra rain water as I see it, especially in light rain) and then a solid pipe to under my back lawn to the drainage pipe under my retaining wall.
    How did you get a council permit to do that?

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