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Flexible pan connector

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sotal, 21 Mar 2016.

  1. sotal

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    I've used one of these to connect a BTW toilet to a soil pipe:

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    I know they're not the most favoured product but it made installation a lot easier.

    My question is with regard to the black end. The pan connector is very secure and won't go anywhere. However the black end has two diameters of rubber seals. The first smaller ones go in nicely (straight into the soil pipe) Then the first of the wider ones folds back but won't quite push inside the soil pipe. It touches against the 2nd wider seal. The final one is left untouched.

    Is this on far enough? I'd have preferred it to go in a bit further but I can't push it in any further.

    It isn't leaking at the moment but I wasn't happy at the amount of effort to pull it back out. (It needed a bit of a pull to get it out but I'd have preferred it to have been a bit harder to pull out!)
     
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  3. Madrab

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    Did you pop some silicone grease onto the fins? That one's designed as universal from 90mm up to 110mm soil pipe. If the smaller fins went in nice and snug then I wouldn't worry. If you want it all the way in (ooer ;)) then get a McAlpine Flexi for the size of outlet you have.
     
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  4. sotal

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    What is the standard size soil pipe?

    I've not got anything to hand that can accurately measure it in place but it looks to be about 100mm diameter. I think I've got an off cut I can measure.

    I'll try some grease on it tomorrow

    Thanks
     
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    110mm/4" grey is usually the standard, if it's smaller then only the smaller fins will fit.
     
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    When you ask "what is standard", you need to ask that in the context of when the original pipe was installed.
     
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    Unknown, sometime between 1978 and 2007
     
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