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Replacing pop-up waste on basin

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by MadAlicesDad, 6 Feb 2016.

  1. MadAlicesDad

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    I need to replace a basin pop-up waste with a standard waste with removable plug.
    Will the lower section of the old pop-up waste (i.e. the bit where the lever passes through the pipe) screw onto a standard waste so I don't need to raise the height of the trap?

    TIA Mike
     
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    If you are replacing the lever action waste, with a sprung waste. What do you intend to do with the lever rod? As removing this from bottom section of the waste will break the water seal.
     
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    the lever etc will stay, possibly cut off and sealed with mastic. It just needs a 'normal' plug hole with a mesh to stop things being dropped in it.
     
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    I personally have never tried to mix manufacturers basin waste components. I doubt the top part of the unit of one manufacturers basin waste will fit the bottom of another.
    Depending on your trap type, you maybe able to buy a telescopic trap. Is there a reason why you do not want to alter the waste, is it inaccessible?
     
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    It is awkward to get at behind the basin pedestal, but the main problem is time. It's a job for my mother-in-law and I'm only here for the weekend with limited tools and parts and no contingency if I can't get it to fit. If it was a simple swap, I'd have a go.
    Looks like it will have to wait until next visit.

    Thanks for the tip about telescopic traps.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
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