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Brand new basin, waste and trap...

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by charliegolf, 18 Nov 2020.

  1. charliegolf

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    But the bugger still leaks (tiny bit). At my wits end with it, any ideas.

    The leak is from the area marked on the pic in brown. By that I mean it's coming through the collar that screws upward onto the waste.

    Thanks.

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  3. Hugh Jaleak

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    Cheap trap? Some are known to leak... Try a McAlpine, better quality. Also check it's not coming from above, how have you sealed the waste into the basin?
     
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    Waste to basin is siliconed. Not from there- I have spent ages lying down and wiping dry and checking where the leak is. No leak on the threads of the waste. It is a Floplast cheapie from screwfix.
     
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    Might be your issue, if you're confident its not coming from above.
     
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    I'll returnit against a McAlpine tomorrow. Thanks for taking the time.
     
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    Hope that solves it, if it still leaks, look at using a Basin Mate to seal the waste. Never yet had one of those leak.
     
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    I often wind ptfe tape around the rubber seals 2-3 times when the waste is problematic. Wont help the seal to the basin of course
     
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    Got a McAlpine one, all sorted. Thanks for the tip.
     
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