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Why you shouldn't use Axetoxy silicon on bath wastes

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by OvertonPlumber, 27 Aug 2021.

  1. OvertonPlumber

    OvertonPlumber

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    Axetoxy silicon has rusted out this bath hole. New bath required!!

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    Lsx for me has always been fine
     
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    I've been siliconing bath wastes for 25 years and I 'm still looking after some of those bathrooms...not a problem yet and I also silicon the overflows and under the taps.
    I only use Kalderwei and Bette baths though.
     
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    Call me old fashioned but on the odd occasions I'm asked to do a bath I use plumbers mait. Bugger to get off your hands but never had a problem with it.
     
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    If you use a little water, it tends not to stick as much, if at all.
     
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    Put it in the fridge overnight before the job,doesn’t stick to you hands as much then.
    Just make sure the misses knows you put it there first lol(y)
     
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    Only time I use sealants (neutral cure) on any bath is if the underside is uneven, usually with acrylic baths, anything else and I find sealant just isn't required.
     
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    Sealants and PTFE seems to be used in abundance and without proper though. Eg PTFE wrapped around a new compression fitting on the thread NOT the olive, when not even necessary.
     
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