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plumbers mate vs silicone basin waste install

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by movieman, 17 Jun 2021.

  1. movieman

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    Hi all

    do you recommend to use plumbers mate vs silicone for the install of a bathroom waste. i've got a sprung slotted wasted.

    if you do recommend the plumbers mate do i need to buy extra / different washers

    thanks
     
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    Silicone
     
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    1. Someone has to say it. Plumber's Mait.
    2. I use it:
    2a. Because it doesn't set, which means the waste can be removed in future without a crowbar.
    2b. The basin can be used immediately without waiting for silicone to dry. This means the overflow can be tested immediately.
    3. You shouldn't need any extra washers. However, I'm also a believer in using the "Basin Mate" rubber seal which:
    3a. Goes under the basin.
    3b. Comes with the necessary washer(s).
    3c. Stops the water leaking down the threads if the overflow operates.
     
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    thanks a lot mate that such a big help i think i can do it now
     
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    Another vote for the basin mate.
     
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    Basin Mate, all day long, quick, easy and no mess.

    Andy
     
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    Basin mate, no silicone
     
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    Never had an issue with Plumber's Mait
     
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    Plumbers mait vote here too -Tip -Leave the plumbers mait in the fridge overnight the day before the job . (Stops it sticking to your fingers so much ) (y)
    Does my nut in when I get arrive at a job and see gallons of silicone everywhere all over the waste .:mad:

    (Plus it’s usually always on a Friday afternoon):cry:
     
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  15. movieman

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    Thanks a lot guys also another question do I need to use PTFE tape when I connect the the flexi pipe from the tap to A cut off Vale 15mm or quarter inch .

    I think they are flat faced the shut off valve hut not sure .

    Then i have 15mm copper running from the isolation valve .
     
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    No PTFE needed as it’s the rubber in the flexi that creates the seal.
     
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    Silicone for me, judiciously applied, only where and when required and certainly not gumming up the threads.
     
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