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  1. rocketman

    rocketman New Member

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    I'm pretty sure I know the answer but these are not demountable are they? It think it's going to be a drain down and fit compression. She's left it that long it's wrecked the floor under the lino.
  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sure they would be if you can get the correct removal to
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes but need a special tool
  4. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above you need the tool and theres not enough pipe showing to remove those fittings. Cheers kop
  5. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    They are early HEP , never tried to get them apart , but pretty sure they we not demountable
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  6. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I also think those are the permanent on Hep old fittings.
    I take them apart when removing copper pipe from them for scrap by junior hacksawing through them to break the plastic fitting and the metal gripper inside.
    Maybe plenty of patience & care would work if hacksaw used on connector to leave a pipe stub largely undamaged
  7. Nick Cox

    Nick Cox GSR

    These fittings are not demountable
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. rocketman

    rocketman New Member

    I went yesterday and was asked not to touch it. The house has been sold and they don't want any money spent on the house unless urgent. I nipped up the drain off a tiny bit in the hope that this is where it's leaking but I don't hold out much hope. Simple as that, do not touch. The floor is ruined and is spongy. Same story upstairs with the leaking basin. Do you have to do it I got asked? The plastic waste had worn and cracked with age. Again a very spongy floor. So bad I could just push the pedastal down into the floor to remove it. Yuk..the floor is wasted but some landlord has offered them money for the house as it is. Ah well. Thanks to all for the replies.
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