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Exposed waste for freestanding bath

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by LadyM, 5 Jun 2011.

  1. LadyM

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    Hi the chrome exposed plug & chain waste I have bought for our bath is not at the right angle for the bath and consequently i'm having trouble fitting it. I know there is a tool for bending copper pipes, would this work on a chrome pipe and if so what is it called? Can I hire one out or would it be cheaper to ask a plumber if he could bend it to the right angle?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    more than likely they have sent the wrong waste kit, check with your supplier before trying to "make" it fit.
     
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    it's not one specificly for that bath, most suppliers only seem to sell one type of exposed waste (as either plug or pop up) so there must be a way of adjusting it as not all freestanding baths will be the same.
     
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    It is difficult to bend chrome plated copper in a pipe bender, as the chrome tends to split spoiling the effect.

    Have you seen these;
    http://www.classicalbaths.co.uk/cla..._code&item_type=image&category=3&cat10=1&v1=1

    When we fit freestanding baths (and thankfully, that is an extremely rare occurrence) we make sure the supplier of the bath can procure all the accessories. Time is money when you are messing around with poncy sanitaryware. I take it your bath did not come from normal distribution channels?
     
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    Thanks Simon, i'll try to find one at the right angle and will leave bending it as a last resort. I got the bath on ebay at a bargin price but it's just my luck that this was one of the few baths by the manufacture that has a unique downpipe, all the other baths can use the same kit but his one should be supplied with it's own pipe. I did save about 600 quid though so i'm hoping I can buy the pipe direct from them though they don't appear to sell it seperately.

    If I do need to resort to bending the pipe, what sort of ball park figure should it cost.

    Many thanks
     
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    For a cheeper option I know Mc Alpine make what you are looking for but its white plastic. You can get snap on chrome effect covers from your local B&Q
     
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