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Connect Chrome Bottle Trap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by edwardsm888, 14 Nov 2016.

  1. edwardsm888

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    Hi,

    I have a Chrome Bottle trap for a new bathroom which is being installed. When we tried to connect it up it seems the pipe from the trap is to small. I contacted the company and they maintain its 32mm pipe but when I try to connect to my 32mm waste the compression joint does not hold (its like its too big). Is 32mm the internal or external size of the pipe? If its internal then its likely that the plastic waste will be a few mm bigger (due to wall thickness).

    Has anyone come across issues connecting chrome traps to plastic waste pipes (32mm) and is there a common fix?

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  2. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    Could you post a picture or two?
    32mm waste will come in both solvent weld and push fit.
    Solvent weld,has larger overall diameter, cannot be used on a push fit joint, but will fit a compression joint.

    It could be that the cut needs filling down and a bit of silicone grease to help it in.
     
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    Yes, common problem. Try filing down the pipe as suggested.
     
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    The waste is a Floplast compression. The 32mm pipe from the trap is actually too small (its loose when I try and tighten it to the compression joint).
     
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    Have you checked that all the components of the compression fitting are in place, rubber washer and sealing ring.
     
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