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  1. falable

    falable New Member

    hi, i'm a beginner at this so i dont know some of the basics.
    i bought a flexible waste connector and assumed i could simply screw it onto the shower tray waste. It seems like the ends are the same type, and i still dont understand how male and female works.

    IMG_20190522_173143.jpg sorry if this doesnt make much sense, its my first time doing some plumbing. IMG_20190522_173130.jpg
  2. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hard pipe it
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  3. falable

    falable New Member

    could you explain that in dummy terms, please?
  4. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Don’t use a flexible pipe it will clog. Use 1.5” pipe and solvent weld fittings
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  5. falable

    falable New Member

    okay i'll do that, but which fitting would be suitable for it? would a straight connector fit over the threads of the tray waste?
  6. Millsy 82

    Millsy 82 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That flexi looks the wrong way round to me. But I've never used one as they sag and get full of crud. So like riley has said hard pipe it.
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  7. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I suspect that that waste fitting under the shower is a compression fitting and you can slide pipe straight into it and tighten it in place
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  8. snowhead

    snowhead Plumber

    The shower waste trap should have a nut and seal, same as the end of the flexi.
    A solid pipe will then fit into it.
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  9. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    You have your flexi the wrong way round the plain end goes to the shower tray waste. The big knuckle or nut end goes on to a plain bit of 40mm waste pipe that goes into your obtuse or 45degree joint that is near the wall and two copper pipes to the left of your picture.
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  10. falable

    falable New Member

    yep, i'll be doing just that! thanks!
  11. falable

    falable New Member

    yeah, i've decided to remove the flexi and use straight pipe instead, thanks~
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  12. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Using solvent weld pipe and fittings would be better, as you are using a riser tray this should give you access to achieve this , failing that the flexi could be turned around. Kop
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  13. Toby emery

    Toby emery New Member

    Did it not come with. 45’ bend and washer and nut? Normally they do
  14. falable

    falable New Member

    i got the cheapest tray i could find so not expecting much, also i solved it using a flexi waste connector. i know its not the best method, but i've run out of time and effort
  15. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Good thing we gave you the advice not to use a flexible then :rolleyes:
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