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Bath & sink waste, acceptable?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DaMekon, 11 Aug 2012.

  1. DaMekon

    DaMekon

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    Would like some opinions on this please? Now Im no plumber, but would expect the entry into the wast stack to be lower than all of the pipes that run into it, otherwise water will just stand in the pipes. The white pipe you can see rises up to the sink wast next to the bath.

    Also, the bath plug whole which you can see is almost at the same level as the waste, has standing water just beneath the plug hole, and this rises when the sink is emptied!...


    Whilst not exactly bad, is it really acceptable?
     
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  3. Hugh Jaleak

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    It is pretty awful, and whilst may work initially, could cause problems in time. Do you really want the contents of the basin reappearing in the bath every time the basin is emptied? Wastes need to be on a constant fall in the right direction!
     
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    nice job, a bigger dip than the pepsi max on the waste pipe install and more joints than a second hand amsterdam smoking shop on the copper.
    was the plumber stoned when he did it?
     
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    Not only is the waste pipe set up terrible i would expect some water hammer aswell. :rolleyes:
     
  6. DaMekon

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    hmmm....

    Ok, cant really see a solution as the bath waste is lower or at same level as the entry into the stack.. this part of the stack was replaced as the original cracked when the bath was being removed.

    Im sick of getting people in who just cant do a propper job...

    Anyone care to offer a solution?? I can only see raising the bath as an obvious.. as Im sure the sink was can be redone so that it stays higher then the exit point.

    I also dont have a u bend under the sink.. the flexi hose used seems to stretched to use the clip to make one..
     
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    Can you explain please?? Is this as the pipes arent very secure and will clang under water pressure?
     
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    You need to get a plumber, not an actor from the Hammer house of horrors moonlighting.

    Where are you ish, there's a few good guys in here.
     
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    Hants - Cheers
     
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    Bath could be raised, but then there's an issue with access to/from bath and the panel wont fit..... A section of the stack has been cut out and replaced, although how on earth they managed to crack it removing the old bath I dont know.... :confused:

    Ideally remove some more of the stack to lower the boss connection. My other concern would be the weight of the stack above the grafted in plastic, is that adequately supported? Cast is not lightweight by any stretch of the imagination, and will that joint support what is above it? :eek:
     
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    The bath weight a tonne, and they said when it joined the stack was all corroded around one side, and simply gave way....

    I suspect I should get a fully qualified plumber in to assess everything.. and then decide...
     
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    The pipes not being sufficiently supported would seem to be the least of your worries, try and get someone recommended by friends or family.
     
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    Possible the cast had corroded but for it to have gone that far I would suspect there to have been a noticable leak..... Cast baths are ruddy heavy, but once waste and supplies are disconnected, assuming bath is scrap, usual practice is to break it into pieces for ease of removal.

    I'd get someone who does know what they're doing, sorry, but nothing i've seen so far inspires confidence in whoever has done the work so far....
     
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    Which is the nearest town.
     
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    hope you've got some pegs
    :rolleyes:
     
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    that is shocking. I'd expect better from a blind diyer. Must cost em a fortune in fittings !
     
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