Clicker Bath Waste Leak

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sheslookinhot, 26 May 2008.

  1. sheslookinhot

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    I wonder if you can give me some advise.

    I installed a new bath with Clicker waste. I had two leaks,

    1) first leak from the bath trap / clicker waste seal. I fitted a new o-ring and gave it a few more turns seems to be OK.

    2) second leak appears to be coming from the backnut/ clicker waste body thread. The seal immediately below the bath appears good, the seal below and above the banjo appears good.

    Can I solve this leak by applying a bead of silicone Dow Corning 785, around the thread before I wind up the backnut ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Goldspoon

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    I would use Plumbers Mait (can get B&Q or Plumber's merchants) - wipe around all thread before screwing nut on.
     
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    DON'T use plumbers mait.
     
  4. Goldspoon

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    I'm sure the reason why would be appreciated by the OP. Or an idea of what is best.
    I was shown to use Plumber's Mait by a plumber with over 40 year's experience but am all ears.
    Thanks in advance.
     

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