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leaky pan connector?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by htgeng, 30 Jan 2005.

  1. htgeng

    htgeng

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    thought i'd share this one with you all! I installed a new back-to-wall wc last week and had a few fun and games late on friday nite. basically, when the wc was flushed i was getting ever such a tiny leak from around the pan spigot.

    At first i thought it was a dodgy pan connector. it was one which allows the rubber ring to be removed. So I switch to a mcalpine which has a 'captive' rubber ring. flushed again... still a weep! wtf!

    ok so pan comes out and i carefully check the bottom of the spigot. found that it wasn't glazed totally and the surface was pitted. so i ran the wire wool around it for a few mins, cleaned up, smeared a little silicon. so far so good and haven't had a call from them over the weekend.

    so the moral seems to be check your spigot is nice and smooth before shoving it in the pan connector!
     
  2. doitall

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    or use the flexible ones so you can chuck a few buckets of water down the pan before final fixing :cool:
     
  3. brumylad

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    came across a similar problem with a cheap BTW wc pan about 6 months ago. The spigot had a flat area on it. I think i used epoxy in the end to give a rounded contour. No reported problem yet.

    The more tat I fit the more I realise why the large contractors will only specify / fit known quality brands
     
  4. kevplumb

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    so the moral seems to be check your spigot is nice and smooth before shoving it in the pan connector!

    im sure theres a joke there
    but the mod would chop it :LOL:
     
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