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Discuss Help! Sealing a waste pipe in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Matt Farrington Smith

    Matt Farrington Smith New Member

    Apologies for the basic question but what would I use to seal the following [attached]?

    We've had drips coming from our bath for the last few weeks and haven't been able to identify the source. Last night I struck pay-dirt.

    Cheers,
    Matt

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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    TBH wants removing and reinstalling with some mastic
     
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  3. leelister6

    leelister6 Plumber GSR

    As above, remove it, clean all old gunk off and silicone it back in
     
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  4. Matt Farrington Smith

    Matt Farrington Smith New Member

    Thank you chaps! Is it easy to get that piece out?
     
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  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Looks like it unscrews from the top
     
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  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Most of the time they are.
     
  7. Vicdiy

    Vicdiy Member

    The top will probably be screwed through to the bottom but there will probably be a lot of sealant between the top and the bath and between the bottom and the bath. In theory they should seal with the rubber gaskets but they nearly always need sealant as well. You might need a bit of patience and a Stanley knife to get it off.
     
  8. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Looks likes it's been "fixed" before, might be worth replacing entirely if the rubber gasket has perished.
     
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  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would put a new one in also. Forgot to put that as part of my first post.
     
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  10. Vicdiy

    Vicdiy Member

    You're right a new trap only costs a couple of quid.
     
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  11. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Don’t go for the cheapest
     
  12. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    Go for McAlpine or Polypipe IMO never worth buying cheap traps or pan connectors for that matter.
     
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  13. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Active Member

    If you go to buy a new one, good idea, it is a bath waste you need (not a trap).
     
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  14. Matt Farrington Smith

    Matt Farrington Smith New Member

    Thanks for all your advice here :)
    Starting my shopping list with bath waste. Which sealant would you recommend? I take it would be different to the one I sealed my floor with.
     
  15. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber

    I use good quality sanitary silicone sealant, Nemesis, Dow 781, Everflex 500 white or clear, you'll need paper nearby at least or ideally Wonder/Soudal/Tygis Wipes.

    Make sure you make a good CONTINUOUS bead around both sides of the fitting, not too much and not to little - any gap and the water WILL get through.

    ATB.
     
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