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    Bristan 1901 taps - few months after fitting are dripping, fixes? alternatives?

    Hi all, I recently switched out the originally installed Bristan 1901 taps (which were probably as old as the house - 20 odd years) with some newer versions as they had started to make awful noise when used and started to stick, all went well enough and the new taps worked fine (although the...
  2. S

    Fit Semi-recessed basin to Corian

    I’ve been looking at various basins to fit on a Corian worktop and I note that many require affixing with screws into the worktop. Thing is, you wouldn’t do this with Corian and so I wonder what the way forward is? Is it the case that you just rely on silicon, or perhaps you glue batons to the...
  3. C

    Sink popper won't work when stopper is on?

    Hi all, My sink popper will happily go up and down all day long with the cover bit taken off of it - however when the cover top is put on it goes down and stays down (needs to be pryed up) Images below if someone is able to diagnose this and let me know how to fix or suggest the name of the...
  4. D

    Stone Basin Waste Issue

    We have bought a stone basin for the bathroom and also bought a standard mushroom unslotted basin waste. The problem that we have is the recess cut out for the waste flange in the basin is large (measuring 70mm diameter) and therefore the waste has a large gap around it. Easier to see in the...
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    Basin Tap Backnuts

    Hi all, Need to check I am not being dim - I have had a Todays Tools TT Professional 1/2"-3/4" Tap Back Nut & 15-22mm Compression Fitting Set lying around for ages (one of those things that someone else was clearing out and I thought might be useful someday), however, when it comes to changing...
  6. robodelfy

    Basin and isolation valve issues...

    I'm just finishing up my bathroom. I'd planned to have right angle iso valves, but overlooked the fact the flathead bit to adjust them will be hidden behind the basin pedestal. I then thought I could use straight valves so I could adjust them from the side, but the Flexi pipes won't reach that...
  7. J

    New Boiler and new bathroom. What would you suggest in term of brands

    I have been quoted for a new plumbing system with 2 option. Worcester and ATAG boiler system. What your thought about these 2 brands? As I have also buy all the bathroom components including shower mixer, taps and ceramic. I know this is very objective in terms of design but what would a good...
  8. robodelfy

    Confused about fitting water feed to toilet/basin...

    Hi I have speedfit plastic pipes in my wall which can come out at any height to suit fitting the basin and toilet. I planned to use a short section of copper pipe horizontally coming out of my right angle Speedfit, attached on a noggin, and then coming out of plasterboard just enough to...
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    Slow drain basin – no block

    Slow drain basin – no block I have a bathroom basin with a really slow drain. I have taken apart the bottle trap cleaned and tested all works fine. I have used a hosepipe To blast water down the waste pipe without bottle trap connected and water can be heard training in the soil stack with no...
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    Putting New Basin on Existing Pedestal

    I have a cracked 600mm 2 tap hole pedestal basin made by shires - no longer available) which needs replacing. Can I put a new basin on top of the existing pedestal?
  11. MarkSmith

    Create a bed of silicone without it sticking

    Hi, Apologies if this is the wrong forum - I'll repost in a different section if there is a more appropriate option. I am fitting a wall-hung basin to a tiled wall. It rocks very slightly due to either the basin or the wall not being perfectly flat. I am concerned this means that pressure is...
  12. J

    Remove tap back nut

    Hi I am hoping someone can help. I am trying to replace a tap but I am having real trouble getting the tap back nut off. I bought a basin wrench similar to this one: http://www.diy.com/departments/rothenberger-basin-wrench/139416_BQ.prd The problem is the space is so tight I cant open up the...
  13. Z

    Basin refuses to drain

    Our bathroom basin sink just refused yesterday morning to drain away. After pulling apart all the units I managed to get to the trap, cleaned all the gunk, I then pulled apart all the pipes elbows etc and cleaned huge amounts of goo. All that was left was a short run (1 metre) to the waste...
  14. M

    Semi recessed basin for low shallow vanity unit

    Hi all, Apologies if this is being posted under the wrong section. Couldn't decide whether it would be joinery or plumbing but have opted for this one. Anyway, I'm in the process of changing the sanitary ware in my bathroom. As part of the change I want to add a wall to wall vanity unit...
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