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Leak behind toilet, pan connector

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by snowscreen, 29 Aug 2020.

  1. snowscreen

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    Hi All,
    I’ve got a small leak behind the toilet, looks to be the pan connector join.
    see picture

    I’m guessing I’ve got no chance of being able to use some sealant to sort this out?
    That due to the tight access I’ll probably have to move the toilet forward and take out and replace the pan connector pipe


    I can’t quite make out how the connection into the wall goes, I’m hoping that end is just a case of pushing the new part into place but it’s hard to see as it goes inside another pipe

    Does this look like a fairly standard job/task from what you can see
    The current pan connector will be approx 10-15 years old


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  2. Madrab

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    It's a bit of a bodge, a pan connector inlet (the design of the rubber seals etc) are not designed to have another finned pan connector outlet fitted into it. That kinds of setup is a leak waiting to happen.

    It has been done as there's been a new CC toilet installed whose spigot sits further away from the wall requiring a small pan connector to be used to bridge the gap.

    I'd remake the soil pipe to come further out and an elbow added, then a little stub of soil pipe used to bridge to a new pan connector, also ensure there is as much of a fall on the outlet as can be created.
     
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  5. if you buy the correct elbow there’s no need for any other bits.
    there are elbows available with more distance between the outlet and the straight section.
     
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