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soil pipe

noun
1.
a pipe carrying wastes from toilets and sometimes from waste pipes.
Compare waste pipe (def 2).
Origin of soil pipe
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • The joints of the waste and soil pipe should be lead calked.

  • There is generally a piece of lead connecting the toilet with the soil pipe.

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  • Where there is a sink in the cellar, the soil pipe should be below the cellar floor.

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  • It must also be remembered it is every whit as dangerous if these waste conduits lead into the soil pipe of a closet.

  • When the soil pipe from a water-closet is exposed in cold weather it may freeze up or be clogged by urinary deposits.

  • The main waste pipe inside the house is called the soil pipe.

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  • The soil pipe is of cast-iron, and usually four inches in diameter on the inside.

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  • A water-closet helps greatly to cleanse the soil pipe and outside drain.

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  • The soil pipe is ventilated by continuing up through and well above the roof with a full opening at the top.

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  • Immunity from sewer gas in the house is largely dependent upon the flushing and ventilation of the drain and the soil pipe.

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British Dictionary definitions for soil pipe

soil pipe

noun
1.
a pipe that conveys sewage or waste water from a toilet, etc, to a soil drain or sewer
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