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Best connection-bath cold 22mm to 15mm solvent weld supply?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sminkieplumb, 1 Jun 2012.

  1. sminkieplumb

    sminkieplumb

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    quick look at a job i'm taking on next week (many old refurbs) and noticed that some new taps that require fitting will be connecting to a solvent welded (looks like 15mm) plastic under the bath. There is no current fit so i'm assuming some sort of push-fit connection. Any help on this 22 - 15mm connection appreciated, cheers sminkie :confused:

    Looking into it in more detail it is apparent that the supply is probably the ABS pipe that's been knocking about the forums, any ideas on connecting to it or is it a rip-out job??

    Many thanks guys, will try get the compress although I would like to rip it out, it's just persuading the stuborn customer!!

    Taps are bath unit 22 tails with shower hose
     
  2. Dan Robinson

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    What taps are these????
     
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    The plastic you're on about is old abs pipe they used in the 70's when there was a copper shortage.

    Do not touch this pipe until you have the fittings at hand.

    The fitting you need is a 3/8 to 15mm compression.
     
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    Rip it out - it was only suitable for cold water :idea:
     
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    Well said nige rip that pipe out start with new and you won't go very far wrong :) :( :)
     
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