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Pop up bath waste problem

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by gregrowe, 16 Mar 2009.

  1. gregrowe

    gregrowe

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    Hi,

    Have recently installed a B&Q Madrid bath in my half completed bathroom renovation project. It's been in for a week or two now and has recently started leaking when we let the water out. It leaks from where the bath and the waste meets.

    I suspect either I need to use some sealant on the underside of the bath/waste connection or I haven't tightened the "screw" that holds the whole job together and the plug fits into.

    Can anyone recommend the best way to tighten this? I don't have a screwdriver wide enough and I'm not sure if there's a tool out there for it, have tried searching wickes, B&Q and screwfix websites to no avail, is there a name for one I don't know?

    Thanks for any help!
     
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    Just use a normal screwdriver in one side of the fitting. It should tighten.

    Andy.
     
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    Or the good ol' cutlery knife :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    The wastes often aren't the right shape for the bath. . Plumbers used to use Plumbers Mate which is one of my pet hates. Silicone is ok if you don't smear it everywhere.
    Try a 50p coin across those slots. Or buy a Mudguard washer!
     
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    Yes, thought as much. Thanks all.

    Ok, will try again, this is giving me grey hairs but is saving me piles of cash. I hope.
     
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