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Bath waste . Is this gonna leak?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by bmx, 7 Nov 2015.

  1. bmx

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    i bought a bath for my own house the other day and decided to fit the waste to it yesterda
    I have taken the photo without the rubber washer to show more clearly the gap.
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    I am used to fitting sinks and basins, i have never come across any waste that fit so poorly.

    I have no experience with baths so i am wondering is this a fault in manufacture or is it normal? If so what do i do with it to make it watertight?

    The mounting face on the inside of the bath is not perfectly flat either but i think that part would seal.
     
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    Silicone, no washer, leave joint undisturbed until set.
     
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    Plumbers mait will last much longer than silicone and it does not "set" so will cope with movement.
     
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    so is this a normal occurrence on a bath? should i get the manufacturer to sort the bath or am i worrying about nothing, just a case of sealing it up?
     
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    Castings and mouldings are all over the place these days... If it's an expensive bath from a reputable manufacture then yes... Send them your photo and see if they agree that it is substandard... If it's a cheapo web deal then you'll likely get sent another one which is just as bad and won't know it till you've gone through the whole delivery and unwrapping process again :mad:
     
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    Sometimes a 5star type waste overflow assembly is better. With the rubber washers being more forgiving.
    A lot of Bath pop-up waste assemblies are also good for poor castings.
     
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    il send a photo to the dealer and let them look before i try and seal it. the bath was very expensive and the waste is a clearwater click clack
     
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    Are you re-using an old waste? Doesn't look the cleanest? Is it sitting square in the bath waste hole? Just getting the obvious questions outa the way :) I'd try the manufacturers first if it was expensive.

    Remember, as long as you can seal it inside the bath then it doesn't really matter on the back side. A nice thick bath washer would take that gap up if you have the thread length to then get the trap onto it. Depending on how thick the moulding is it is you could also always rub out some of the fibre/acrylic at the high point but it's quite a gap.
     
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    yeh its new just looks old in that photo, must be the lighting. its sat flat perfect inside the bath, my only concern is when you pull the plug out on a full bath of water all the water is going to be on the bottom seal as it swirls around the overflow slots on its way out.
     
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    Definitely contact the manufacturers. I has 4 shower trays and 3 basins before I got them right. The manufacturers (mine were all UK ones) don't check quality like they used to. The merchants just pump the stuff out and expect returns. Bathroom fitting must be the Devil's own job nowadays.(n)
     
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    Ah I see, the slotted waste isn't obvious in the pic, usually the overflow connects onto the trap which is lower down and not part of the waste.
    The slotted wastes are usually part of an integrated waste unless it's an internal overflow? The ones I've used are usually part of the waste and it has a banjo fitting that screws onto the bottom (where your brass nut is) and the trap then screws onto that?

    Is yours an internal overflow? Haven't seen them on an acrylic bath up to now, usually only on stone resin.
     
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    yeh its an internal overflow, the bath is a fully fibreglass with acrylic gel coating.

    my old bath was like you mention with the bajo and the flexi tube.
     
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