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Discuss Quick polyplumb question, anybody help? in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Just drove 30m to a emergency call out, water through ceiling. The landlords handyman installed a new bathroom last year, silly get hasn’t tightened the hot polyplumb tap connecter. It has a fibre washer... is this normal? I wouldn’t know, as I don’t use plastic.

    Thanks
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Normally a rubber washer

    Guess he’s lost the rubber and installed a fibre
     
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  3. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Plumber

    Oh for the sake of tuppence.
     
  4. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Everywhere is closed and I need to get the water back on. Can I use another fibre washer Shaun?
     
  5. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Tell me about it
     
  6. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    Get some ptfe wind it into a rope to suit the fitting and squirt in some silly cone off you
    go..good luck . its poo being on ur own at this time of day
    feel for you fella, Rob Foster Aldi often have washer packs
    fibre or rubber in the middle bit and are open until 8 pm Saturday
    aka centralheatking
     
  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You can try using an o ring if you have on
     
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  8. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    I’ve left now, I used fibre washers. The handy man can go back and swap the washers, he’s got the basin to refit and cladding for the bath panel. I only fix leaks on emergency call outs. The landlord is fine with that
     
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  9. CBW1982

    CBW1982 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Another fibre can be used, an oring if you have one, isolation valve, stop end, water on, fix another day. Also don’t know where you are but Wickes and B&Q open til late?

    Edit: sorry, my iPad was playing up, it does that sometimes :mad:
     
  10. Belli

    Belli New Member

    Funny that I had a call out two weeks ago same thing normal fibre washer instead of a rubber in a poly plumb tap con
     
  11. CBW1982

    CBW1982 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I know years ago they used to be on certain ones fibres, maybe polyplumb didn't change?
     
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  12. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    I now carry 15mm and 22mm rubber Hep washers.
    Rob’s idea of using plenty of ptfe tape to make a washer might seem to be a botch, but it does a good job.
     
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  13. EvilDrPorkChop

    EvilDrPorkChop GSR

    I find Loctite is better to make a washer rather than PTFE and always works well.
     
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  14. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Plumber

    Snot and sawdust, if I’ve got a bad cold just snot.
     
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  15. CBW1982

    CBW1982 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Is that WRAS approved? - :p:p:p
     
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