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Drip where ribbed dishwasher outlet pipe joins sink waste?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by grizzlybiker, 8 Oct 2014.

  1. grizzlybiker

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    Having just re-connected the outlet tube from my dishwasher to the spur / "fir tree connector" at the kitchen basin waste (just above the "S" bend - I have a small leak. It drips abut half a cupful every 30 minutes if the dishwasher is working.

    Hopefully the picture is visible below.

    The problem is that the pipe is not a tight fit over the connector. So even if I tighten the jubilee pipe clip at tight as possible, water can still drip.

    I thought I could replace the pipe with something a bit narrower at the end but I wondered if there was an easier solution ?

    Thank you

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  2. Burnerman

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    It would be nice to see that connection turned uppermost or at least horizontal, if such a thing is possible.......failing that, dry everything, add a good smear of silicone and reconnect.
    John :)
     
  3. grizzlybiker

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    Thank you John.

    I went to my local PM to get some silicone and also bought a new piece of plastic with a wider diameter. This screwed in to replace the previous bit.

    All is now snug and drip free. I also applied a coating of silicone.

    (I wish I knew the name of the part so I could describe it better)

    Thanks - all is now dry
     
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