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Discuss Wetwall self install in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Wrighty8

    Wrighty8 New Member

    We have decided on this and the panels are coming on Monday and I was wondering is it best to fit before the shower bath goes in? ( thats in the spare bedroom!)

    What is the best adhesive to use, someone said Gripfill?

    Any other tips?

    Thanks all
     
  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Use what ever the manufacturer recommends
     
  3. Wrighty8

    Wrighty8 New Member

    Ok will do, says this in the install notes,

    "External grade 'high grab
    adhesive' such as GRIPP FILL.


    Any other thoughts on my other points at all?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No shower in first have you got all the trims for corners and on the tray ?

    Also depending on size of panels there not easy to fit
     
  5. Wrighty8

    Wrighty8 New Member

    Cheers Pal, yes got all the trims ordered - 1 internal corner, 2 x end, 1 join and the trim seal for around the shower bath.

    Panel sizes are 2400mm x 1200mm but will not need the full height as I plan to use the offcuts hidden by the Bath elsewhere.

    It is a L shaped shower bath that will be going in with the shower above at one end installed thanks to you and other helpful chaps on here :)
     
  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Do not use gripfill mate
     
  7. Wrighty8

    Wrighty8 New Member

    How come? it actually names that on the install info o_O
     
  8. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    I never find the original grip fill very sticky, seems to skin over too fast
     
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  9. Wrighty8

    Wrighty8 New Member

    Ok... looks like that's out! suggestions for a decent high grab for this purpose please?? guessing it has to be waterproof and solvent free.
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    And can eat into the panels I've heard
     
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  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Nobody on here rates it pal , best one is “ sticks like **** “ screwfix is best , just test a bit first or check with manufacturer.
     
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  12. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Gripfill works ok but you need to brace the panels with timber batens , other adhiesves can be used as below not a fan of the trim on top of the bath looks nasty unless done to perfection , i prefer to sail the panels past the bath then fit the bath against them with a neat silicone bead around the bath but each to there own good luck with it . kop

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  13. Wrighty8

    Wrighty8 New Member

    Cheers all, I'll be sure to give Gripfill a swerve!

    I am tempted to get the £1 in toolstation, gets decent reviews but I'll check out sticks like s***!
     
  14. andyplumber

    andyplumber Plumber GSR

    I would not use grip fill it skins over before you fix the panels, pink grip would be best to use, i had a job before christmas manufactures supplied grip fill £80 worth and would not grip ended up buying 24 pink grip on top of what i already bought
     
  15. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Its only slightly better IMO lol