1. B

    Hot Water Bath Tap extremely slow? - Gravity fed

    Ok so we have had a new Bathroom about a year ago, and the bath Hot water tap (and the bathroom sink tap) are really slow. We have to put the bath on with hot water, 45 mins before to get it to fill as its so slow. I am told its gravity fed from the water tank which is on the same floor and in...
  2. hellopaul2

    Bath pop-up / twist waste replacement

    Hello, I have (after hours of 'persuasion', and trying every trick on the internet - smacking it with a hammer did the job in the end!) managed to free my bath's pop-up waste. It's the type that's operated by turning the overflow knob. I'm now reluctant to put it back in, in case it gets stuck...
  3. L

    Draft from bath overflow so letting in cold air

    It's cold and windy today and I noticed that there is a gale blowing through my bath overflow. Its a 1950's bath and the overflow looks just like the drain hole. The chain for the plug is attached to the centre of the overflow I have sellotaped a peice of plastic over the overflow but would...
  4. V

    Plumbing bath into boiler condensate drain?

    Hi First time poster here. Looking to renovate old bathroom on 1st floor of 1950s semi and want to relocate bath to a different corner. Is it possible to plumb the bath drain into the condensate drain pipe fitted for a combi boiler? It's a 1.5 inch PVC pipe which runs out of the external wall...
  5. StephenStephen

    Tips on drilling through bath

    Hi all, I've splashed out on a new bath like this one: Twin skinned freestanding bath Outer black colour Reinforced with fibreglass for rigidity Made from high quality acrylic I need to make a 40mm hole in the outer...
  6. M

    Wet-Room Tanking/full water proof

    Hi guys, I am in the final process of completing my wetroom prep before tiling. All that is needed is the waterproofing and my mortar bed slope to the linear drain. I have applied waterproof backer boards, now I am ready for tanking/waterproofing. My question is should I fully Tank my backer...
  7. J

    Pipes under the bath disconnected

    Good evening, Water started gushing from above a ceiling hatch which is beneath my bath. As the picture shows, it looks like a pipe has come disconnected from another. I have tried putting the black pipe back inside the white pipe but it doesn't stay fixed, turning the collar doesn't appear to...
  8. J

    Leaky external drain pipe. Can it be ignored?

    Thanks for your replies
  9. ch0rlt0n

    Freestanding Bath - Twist Pop Up Plug

    Hi all, first time post. We have a freestanding bath with a pop-up plug where you twist a dial on the inside edge of the bath to open and close the plug. I think the dial is connected to the plug by a cable (pic 2), similar to a bike brake cable, rather than a direct lever or push-rod. This has...
  10. C

    push fit or compression fittings for waste pipe

    Hi quick question I used two 90 push fits bends to connect the 40mm waste to down pipe. Now when every hot water goes down it makes a knocking/creaking noise that is driving me mad. Guessing it is from heat expansion. Do compression joins have the same problem? As I was just thinking of...
  11. W

    Water Pump

    Hi Can someone please offer advice on which water pump to pick? It'll be for the hotwater to the bath and a downstairs shower room, the cold is on mains and the upstairs shower is electric. We have a hot water cylinder at ground level (about 5m away from the original wall of the house) which...
  12. D

    New bath has arrived, why is it shorter than sales spec dims?

    I just bought an 1800x725 bath, I'm going to enclose it on 3 sides with stud. But the bath only measures 1790 along top of rim, flaring out slightly to 1794 at the underside/lower edge the rim lip. So is the 1800 given in the sales spec the length of the alcove required to accommodate bath...
  13. D

    Sitting stud tilebacker & bath on same horiz CLS

    Talking to a general builder doing some dry lining in my place, says he mostly does bathrooms these days, because "everything has dropped and needs reworking". Is tilebackers/bath sat on the same horiz CLS/batten a good solution?
  14. CCoomber

    Advice for bathroom walls Aquapanel vs Elements board

    So I'm renovating the bathroom in my new house and I bought some water resistant boards (Knauf aquapanel) for the splash heavy areas like the shower, but online I have been seeing a lot of people using the Abacus Elements foam waterproof tiling boards. Which is better? does anyone have...
  15. D

    Why does 1800 bath actually measure 1790

    Is it to allow fitting in an 1800 recess/alcove with 5mm tolerance at each end? I'm putting a bath alcove together (stud/Aquapanel) and was wondering anyway, what gap to set at the ends between bath & Aquapanels (panels to drop 10mm below rim). The bath showed up 10mm shorter than expected...
  16. M

    Clearance for electrical and plumbing? Is this idea workable?

    Some more stupid questions. I'm thinking about different ideas for a bathroom remodel and I want to swap the taps to the other end of the bath and mount them and the shower on the wall. My idea is to box in the area from the top of the bath to the ceiling to put the plumbing in, because the...
  17. M

    How sturdy are acrylic baths?

    How sturdy are modern acrylic baths, generally? I'm planning a bathroom revamp and I need a shorter bath to fit in the space, but so far all the ones I've found that will fit are acrylic. I've had acrylic baths before that felt very flimsy and flexed a lot, but do newer and better quality baths...
  18. Slinky5885

    Can't adjust thermostatic control

    My bath water is lukewarm, so I removed the panel and tried to adjust the preset temperature, but it won't budge when I try and turn it anticlockwise? It will only go clockwise to the cooler side? The valve is a Gummers Bristan MT503
  19. D

    Does bath rim go underneath tilebacker/Aquapanel?

    Does aquapanel go above the bath with the bath rim slid underneath it, or does it extend below the rim with the bath pushed up to it (plus sealant)? Asking because existing bath rim is 45mm wide but new bath side rim is 90mm wide, which seems a lot. Thank you.
  20. D

    Is there a generally accepted height to set top of bath rim?

    I bought a new bath & screen but without a bath panel, although the panel is listed on the manufacturers website as 550 height, this doesn't say top of bath is 550 off floor, or where this dim comes from.. Manufacturer won't give further info..