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Removing a push-fit pan connector

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mike004, 18 Apr 2021.

  1. mike004

    mike004

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    I noticed a leak from the pan connector on my close-coupled WC. My first instinct was to get out the silicone gun and run a bead round the join. This worked for a couple of weeks, but now the drip has returned. My fault for attempting a bodge job.
    So I now need to remove and replace the pan connector. It is an elbow push-fit type.
    - Do I need to move the WC to do this, or can I cut off the existing pan connector with an hack saw?

    - Also, the angle between WC outlet and soil pipe is not exactly 90 degrees. Should I be looking for a flexible connector, with a jubilee clip, rather than a typical 90 degree elbow conector?
     
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    just pumps

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    Are you sure the leak isnt from above and dripping down. Dry tissue paper dabbed around joints shows leaks.
     
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    It can depend, I’ve managed to sprise out and renew a pan connector in situ.
     
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  5. mike004

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    No. I can feel it coming out at the bottom of the joint with the pan connector.
     
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    Twist it 90 degrees.

    If it is a straight one.

    Andy
     
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