DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

Leaking Sink


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Plumbing and Central Heating
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TheEsoo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Nov 2009
Posts: 45
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:57 am Reply with quote

Alright guys,

my sink is leaking, specifically this bit around where its actually joined onto the bottom of the sink





I'm guessing there's meant to be a seal around the bottom of the sink and that part that has dissolved.

Do I need to get a new one of those bits or can I just use some sealant to go round it? If I need a new one I assume B&Q etc do them? It says A McAlpine out of interest (as in Alfred?)

Thanks for any help
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
Nige F

from United Kingdom

Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 16214
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 808 times

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:47 pm Reply with quote

That`s Sir Mac Alpine to you icon_idea.gif and yes, try some sealer if you have a tube handy - cost of new tube won`t be far off cost of part icon_wink.gif
Back to top
The following user says thank you to Nige F for this useful post:
TheEsoo (24 Aug 2010)
 Alert Moderators
DeltaT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 07 Feb 2010
Posts: 689
Location: Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 50 times

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:57 pm Reply with quote

McAlpine a fine Glasgow company, first class Plumbing fittings of Clyde Built quality.

Esoo, any good Plumbers Merchants will stock McAlpine fittings.
Back to top
The following user says thank you to DeltaT for this useful post:
TheEsoo (24 Aug 2010)
 Alert Moderators
TheEsoo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Nov 2009
Posts: 45
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:10 pm Reply with quote

Thanks guys,

just out of interest does this thing have a name? Is it a waste trap?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
DeltaT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 07 Feb 2010
Posts: 689
Location: Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 50 times

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:33 pm Reply with quote

It's a Basket Strainer Waste.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
PlanetThanet

from United Kingdom

Joined: 06 Mar 2007
Posts: 211
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 12 times

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:42 pm Reply with quote

TheEsoo wrote:
Alright guys,

my sink is leaking, specifically this bit around where its actually joined onto the bottom of the sink





I'm guessing there's meant to be a seal around the bottom of the sink and that part that has dissolved.

Do I need to get a new one of those bits or can I just use some sealant to go round it? If I need a new one I assume B&Q etc do them? It says A McAlpine out of interest (as in Alfred?)

Thanks for any help



Have you tried tightening the large nut where the plug goes?

A large flat blade or box spanner will do it.

There is a black rubber seal underneath between the sink and the white plastic.It will not dissolve.


Thanet.
Back to top
The following user says thank you to PlanetThanet for this useful post:
TheEsoo (24 Aug 2010)
 Alert Moderators
skenk

from United Kingdom

Joined: 23 Oct 2007
Posts: 873
Location: Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 55 times

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:18 pm Reply with quote

the waste might be mcalpine but the pipework is rubbish and no sign of a trap icon_question.gif icon_confused.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
TheEsoo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Nov 2009
Posts: 45
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:29 pm Reply with quote

As in its leaking because that's untightened itself and thus there's a tiny gap between the sink/seal? I'll give it a try.

As for rubbish pipework; what's missing? That's the second little "sink" by the way, the main one is to the left - that might have a trap?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
TheEsoo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Nov 2009
Posts: 45
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:19 pm Reply with quote

Well, that didn't work and it has caused the other side to start leaking now :/ I think the washer is b*****r with that one since its one of the pipes thats leaking
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Bahco

from United Kingdom

Joined: 08 Feb 2004
Posts: 7982
Location: Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 80 times

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:29 pm Reply with quote

Looks like a B & Q waste kit to me which are *****. icon_lol.gif Will it not tighten from the top icon_question.gif

Might pay you to buy a new basket strainer for 4 than mess with it for hours. icon_biggrin.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
TheEsoo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Nov 2009
Posts: 45
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:51 pm Reply with quote

yeah I just realised that he said tighten from the top heh. I've had a crack at at with a pair of pliers and it seems to have done the trick, although it kept turning as if it wasn't tightening. And yeah I think its from B&Q.

What exactly do I need to buy if it doesnt stop? The whole thing or just something like this;

http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/sink-basket-strainer-waste-314-20367/10001

ta,

coming up tomorrow; new topic - leaking pipe under sink!
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Bahco

from United Kingdom

Joined: 08 Feb 2004
Posts: 7982
Location: Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 80 times

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:30 pm Reply with quote

That will do you or the B &Q ones will be ok.

Not happy with their waste kit but see if you can do the job without needing a new waste. icon_biggrin.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
DeltaT

from United Kingdom

Joined: 07 Feb 2010
Posts: 689
Location: Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 50 times

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:44 pm Reply with quote

Rip it all out mate, go to a Plumbers Merchants & get all McAlpine fittings to do the job, it'll save your blood pressure going through the roof!!
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Bahco

from United Kingdom

Joined: 08 Feb 2004
Posts: 7982
Location: Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 80 times

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:23 pm Reply with quote

DeltaT wrote:
Rip it all out mate, go to a Plumbers Merchants & get all McAlpine fittings to do the job, it'll save your blood pressure going through the roof!!


I would tend to agree with Delta and redo the lot as you could be there all day! icon_sad.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Plumbing and Central Heating All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Leaking sink pipe 2 240 Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:51 pm
leaking sink basin 2 360 Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:55 pm
New Sink fitted Waste Pipes Leaking 13 4920 Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:59 pm
Leaking Sink 2 2480 Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:47 am
Leaking dishwasher when the sink is left running 2 141 Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:58 pm


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.