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Pan connector to 4inch cast iron pipe with socket?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by captainfly, 11 Sep 2011.

  1. captainfly

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    Hi, the toilet in our bathroom has been bodged before (some other damage to the toilet means it needs replacing) with what looks like a standard finned pan connector siiconed into the socket of the cast iron soil pipe,

    Tthe diameter of the pipe suggests it's a 4 inch cast iron pipe but I cannot tell what catagory pipe it is so can't tell what the inernal diameter will be, the house is of late fifties construction if that helps. though buying two connectors isn't to much of a big deal.

    Now I know in theory the best practice is to cut off the socket and use a multikwik connector, but would this work without cutting off the socket as there is not that much pipe coming out of the wall. There is also a small height difference (10mm or so) and I cannot find a technical drawing for the multikwik connectors so cannot find out the length of the connectoers. As this is the only toilet in the house the fix needs to be a quick one.

    Is there another option that I don't know about or a cast iron socket adaptor/connector out there, some help would be most apprieciated.

    Mark
     
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    I've been all over the multikwik site but I think you might have to be registered to get tech data, but thanks.
     
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    I had a similar job. In my case, there was no chance of my cutting the redundant socket from the asbestos-cement soil pipe, but I needed more length.

    I got round this by using two genuine Multikwik fittings. One was the (off-set) pan connector to the toilet I needed, the other was the long cut-to-fit soil extension piece straight into the narrower bore of the soil pipe.

    Apparently the extension I used was designed so it could be used in conjunction the pan connector without a Multilink. I hope this was right!

    The exact bore was relatively unimportant as the Multikwik had a bit of tolerance (but in my case I had the old toilet off first, so I could, at least measure up).

    Travis Perkins was offering free refunds, so, although I was DIY at the time, I just bought a few parts and took back the left-overs.

    2 years on, no problems and it looks tidy.
     
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  8. If at all possible, save yourself a lot of trouble by replacing the section with a plastic connector and pipe. I don't know your pipe layout but it's not too difficult to cut the cast iron outside and connect some new black plastic pipe using a rubber connector. The connection to the toilet will then be easy and less chance of leaks and blockages.
     
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    Hopefully it was all sorted some time ago.
     
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    Doh, the rare time I didn't even check the original OP's post date. That'll teach me :oops:

    Thanks Denso :)
     
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