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Discuss Old leak from basin waste pipe needs reseal in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. PB108

    PB108 New Member

    Looks like a previous sealing job has failed (although not currently damp as the house un-occupied for 4 months) by using some unknown sealant and resulted in previous evidence of rotted carpet below this joint & infestation of some form of critters in area (a white powder has been used so maybe ants?).

    Any recommendations chaps what the best cure, sealant, for this please?
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  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Welcome to the forum.
    looks like a simple "Push Fit" connection which relies on rubber washers to seal. Buy another T piece however the pipe where the sealant is looks undersized unless it is just in the photo.
     
  3. turnpin

    turnpin Trusted Plumber

    Welcome PB108....looks like a bit of a bodge sealed in with silicon best thing cut it out and remake the whole joint I.e the Tee piece see if you can see a name on the fitting looks like push fit so may be easier than it looks....take that photo to your local merchants best of luck regards Turnpin:welcome:
     
  4. PB108

    PB108 New Member

    Yes it looks like it cold be undersized as said, but also not much room to get out original T piece either as per new photo. DSCN6137.jpg .

    Maybe be easier to re-seal?
     
  5. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    By the looks of the pic you need a 40/32 mm pushfit reducer and a new 40mm tee
     
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  6. PB108

    PB108 New Member

    Thanks the T piece has stamped on it:
    BS 52 54 PP 2-50mm WP 560.50
    Nothing for the pipe going into it.
    I was thinking some plumbing mait layer for now
     
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Active Member

    Bodge it and scarper! Do it right do it once. Replace the T piece, fit reducer, good for years.
     
  8. joni os

    joni os Plumber

    Slip coupler needed on horizontal run due to lack of movement. Remake connection with new Tee.
     
  9. PB108

    PB108 New Member

    All good suggestions, however there is very little room for manoeuvring the T piece out as top joining pipe goes straight up to loft & out to breather on roof and bottom piece dives down below solid floor :uhoh2: the side piece goes to the adjoining room's basin.
     
  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    Are you sure ? , we have had a right pro on this one lol
     
  11. Radioman

    Radioman Active Member

  12. PB108

    PB108 New Member

    No it's a bungalow; only soil pipe below & air breather above; side pipe is the basin outflow.
     
  13. Radioman

    Radioman Active Member

    Then do as post #11
     
  14. PB108

    PB108 New Member

    Am currently trying ensure the outflow is not blocked by pouring soda crystals in hot water down, my theory is that a blockage built up in past & overflown the joint, as it shouldn't be leaking at all as inclined at decent angle enough.

    The vertical pipe diameter is 53mm where the horizontal in flow is 35mm dia.
     
  15. turnpin

    turnpin Trusted Plumber

    Remove the pipe from the trap on the other side of the wall that will allow you to remove the pipe entering the middle of the tee then see if the vent pipe will twist out of the top of the tee if not cut a few inches above the tee ...renew as required adding a slip coupling to the vent pipe then just work back to the trap ....get all your fittings and pipes before attempting this straight forward repair....alternatively get a plumber in....regards Turnpin:)
     
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