1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Is plumbers mait required on shower waste?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Eddman, 29 Aug 2017.

  1. Eddman

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2008
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tyne and Wear
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have a 'twisto' 90mm waste with a black rubber ring to go around the waste and beneath the tray, there is then a white collar to go above the tray with 2 screws to hold them together. My question is....is the a completely dry fitting or should i put plumbers mait between black and underside of tray and silicone between white and upperside of tray? Thanks for help 20170829_184251.jpg 20170829_184319.jpg
     
  2. Madrab

    Joined:
    4 Oct 2012
    Messages:
    4,347
    Thanks Received:
    1,009
    Location:
    South Lanarkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Only 2 screws? I'd be looking to get 6 in there. A little silicone on the top seal, on the tray face for belt a braces would be my approach.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Eddman

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2008
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tyne and Wear
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yeah - 2 screws, i have since read reviews and that seems to be peoples beef with it...but others say it works great! I think i just gotta be careful not to over tighten them.
    No need for plumbers mait underneath then?
     
  4. Madrab

    Joined:
    4 Oct 2012
    Messages:
    4,347
    Thanks Received:
    1,009
    Location:
    South Lanarkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    As long as the screws can be tightened enough to pull the lower seal up firmly and evenly enough then it shouldn't be needed.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. muggles

    Joined:
    28 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    10,185
    Thanks Received:
    1,889
    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Plumbers mait isn't needed anywhere... seriously, I've had a tub of it for 10 years and haven't found a use for it yet
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Jackrae

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2012
    Messages:
    1,867
    Thanks Received:
    305
    Location:
    Dumfriesshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If only 2 screws then why 6 tapped holes ?
    Use 6, you know it makes sense !
     
  7. dilalio

    Joined:
    20 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    4,998
    Thanks Received:
    577
    Location:
    Potters Bar
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Be very careful tightening those screws... that top ring fractures very easily!!!
    BTDT (Been there done that) :eek:
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page