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bathroom refurb

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mrcrow, 8 Jul 2017.

  1. mrcrow

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    i am going to fit a new close coupled wc, pedestal sink, and a shower instead of the bath

    the existing hot and cold supply piping is 15mm copper and the sink waste is 36mm polypipe, and the bath waste is 40mm polypipe. as you can see from the pics each has its own waste pipe.

    i probaboly could get away with leaving nearly all of the copper piping to the cistern, and sink taps but may need to add some fittings near the sink tap.

    thought it might be good change over for white speedfix piping as it will be seen going from the wc to the pedestal sink at floor level and means i dont have to paint it pretty.

    do i need two waste pipes, i know there are two sockets in the outlet socket, but could i run a single waste only from the shower trap, picking up the sink and block off the 36mm at the outlet socket, there wont be a bath draining anymore.
    the total run from the shower trap to the end is around 3m..on the level.
    if it is better to have two then ok
    finally i will need adaptors to fit the solvent wast piping to convert to push fit..dont fancy using cement fittings
    but
    as usual...it really up to you, please
    cheers
    geof

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  3. First pedantic point - it's a basin not a sink :)

    In my view copper, correctly clipped, and if necessary, painted will always look better on display than a length of floppy plastic pipework

    Always better to have each appliance discharging on it's own run where possible.

    It needs to fall to the stack connection - level ain't good and backfall is a disaster

    Solvent weld waste over pushfit every time - always a risk that pushfit will come adrift. Ensure that you fit access caps at the start of each run then you have access in the event of a blockage. Pushfit and solvent weld pipe aren't interchangable due to differing diameters - solvent weld pipe can be used with compression fittings.
     
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    tomorrow its batter the floor time to get up the tiling...and some roque tiles on the walls...
    going to get a screwfix/titan mains hammer gun to do the job...cheaper than jewson hire and i can still use it with mains instead of the cordless hammer gun i have had for years
    get the bath out..its plastic..so i can cut it up

    will be on the flooring page to check out the correct way to prepare etc for vinyl planks...
    then it will be fit the shower cubicle...

    many thanks again chaps...
    look forward to getting the job done
    cheers
    geof
     
  5. Over three metres you should be looking a closer to 60 mm fall
     
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  6. Forgot to mention earlier - your basin waste will be 1¼" and your shower waste will be 1½"
     
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