View Full Version : How drains and pipes work??

07-08-2013, 06:05 AM
Hi there

Please can anyone recommend any good resources (preferably video) about how drains and pipes work?

I have a very interested 3 year old who asks questions every time we use the loo or sink so I'd love to be able to show him a video!

Thanks :)

07-08-2013, 06:07 AM
You can't beat YouTube but check out the video before showing the children :D

07-08-2013, 06:50 AM
You can't beat YouTube but check out the video before showing the children :D

Thanks! They all seemed to be American on youtube and also more aimed at adults.

I've just found a fantastic one on Wessex Water's website which is aimed at children and very interactive :thumbsup:

07-08-2013, 06:51 AM
Btw I used to design sewers so I could come and explain what a roughness coefficient is :laughing:

blue bear
07-08-2013, 07:53 AM
Contact the water board and ask if you can visit a sewage works, the lads I looked after loved it, they had a huge fascination with all types of drains.

hectors house
07-08-2013, 08:46 AM
Don't know if it is on utube but there is a fantastic episode of "Come Outside" with Auntie Mabel & Pippin where they look at toilets, drains and visit a sewerage plant - my daughter even watched it at school in Science when she was about 10, so the school obviously thought it was useful too.

Found link - try this Come Outside - Sewage - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cvrGLgIZY)

julie w
07-08-2013, 09:51 AM
Im really pleased to read this because we were having the same discussion this morning. Thank you.

07-08-2013, 09:54 AM
Yes that come outside episode satisfied my sons appetite for hunger of knowledge about drains!

07-08-2013, 12:20 PM
Have you though about getting some old piping or guttering and making your water system?