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Annoying bath waste

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jacko555, 22 Nov 2020.

  1. jacko555

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    Put in a new freestanding bath wifey decided on.

    The plug is a "push" thing with built in waste.

    Every time I have a bath I sit on the plug, which depresses and drains water.

    The waste overflow is a horizontal bar, rather than a round one

    Lile the pic below (which is a random exanplez not my bathroom)

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    Can anyone suggest / provide a link for better waste, that will fit, that doesn't depress each time you have a bath... I can only find wastes with round overflows

    Cheers
     
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  3. jacko555

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    I had a look and reckon I can keep the overflows as is.

    So I guess my revised question is:

    Can anyone recommend a bath waste that wont depress when you sit on it?

    I dont have enough exposure to them to know what to look/ask for. The one I have protrudes up, domed, like mushroom, so really easy to sit on / depress.

    Is there a bath waste that sits flush so you need to push it down with fingers?

    Apparently a traditional plug on a chain is not acceptable
     
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  5. jacko555

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    Brilliant
     
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    Sit the other end of the bath :LOL:
     
  7. jacko555

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    Won't help, its in the middle
     
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    So who is using the ends of the bath whilst your sitting over the plug.........:D
     
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    Before I order, bit of advice if anyone can offer?

    So I need a slotted waste. There are 2 of that style available.

    I hope that the connections are all standard, as the rectange overflow on the bath is attached / inaccessible, however, the overflow pipe connects to the existing waste is.

    Will either of these be suitable, or, preferable? Will the first just be a direct swap/standard thread?

    Dont want to buy one, dismantle the bath and find it wont fit!
    upload_2020-11-26_19-52-34.png
    https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/clearwater-click-clack-bath-waste-slotted-cw1

    upload_2020-11-26_19-52-59.png
    https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/click-clack-bath-waste-with-overflow-bwc02

    For reference, the one to replace is this

    20201126_195408.jpg

    And no, they are not my toys...
     
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    This Click Clack Bath Waste with Overflow - BWC02 at Victorian Plumbing UK is the one you want. Slotted wastes are for baths etc with an integral overflow, so assuming yours has a flexible plastic pipe from overflow to the waste?

    If so, you should be able to connect your existing overflow to the new waste, using your existing pipe, check before buying.
     
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    Show us a pic of your actual bath. If you do not have access to beneath the bath you can't change the waste.
    Your overflow and waste may be a combined unit ,and not interchangeable.
     
  13. jacko555

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    Apologies - I am going senile. Just lifted the bath and there's not a waste pipe. Its a combined unit.

    I unscrewed the thingy and it looks slotted like the second one
    20201126_204029.jpg
    20201126_204034.jpg

    So i reckon the second one? Or am I stuck with this mushroom?

    Thank you for your help
     
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    Not come across any baths that need a slotted waste! They all go via a ribbed hose into the bath trap IME!
     
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    These wastes are for slotted gratings,

    Slotted Bath Waste.PNG Slotted Bath Waste 2.PNG
     
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    Tomorrow Ill lift bath again and take pics.
    Nine of the above is visible - all sealed behind a fiberglass shell.
    Looks like I can just unscrew the waste and put a new one it. The existing one is slotted, you can just tell from the photos.
     
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    Like I said... "I've" not fitted any like that!
     
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