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  1. Sam Hamilton

    Sam Hamilton New Member

    I’ve had some trouble with a leaky bath trap, which on inspection doesn’t seem to align well due to it fouling on the bathtub support.

    The red arrow shows the leaky connection. It seems like it’s not far out, so I’ve tried wrestling with it without success.

    Can anyone recommend a way to sort this? Bare in mind I have no real knowledge of pipework.

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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

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  3. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Are you 100% sure its leaking from where you indicate?
    Have you seen it leaking from there or have you just seen water on that shoulder?
    The reason I ask is because there is discolouration above where it sits into the bath .
     
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  4. Sam Hamilton

    Sam Hamilton New Member

    Hi Dave. 100% it’s coming from the connection with the red arrow. I’ve got it in to a position where it leaks a lot less, but it needs fixing.

    It does indeed leak a tiny bit of water where the dicolouration is. Granted I should sort this at the same time, but my real concern is with the joint with the red arrow that just doesn’t sit quite right before it’s tightened up.
     
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  5. Sam Hamilton

    Sam Hamilton New Member

    Great timing Shaun, I’m right by screwfix.

    I’ll give that a try, many thanks!
     
  6. Sam Hamilton

    Sam Hamilton New Member

    Any recommendations for the dodgy discoloured rubber seal going on to the bath?

    I’m unsure if any type of sealant be used here.
     
  7. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Remove it. Clean it. Use Plumbers Mait to reseal.
     
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  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Undo it / strip it have a look at the washer

    If doesn’t look too good use some silicon on both sides and refit

    You will prob need a helper to hold below to stop the overflow turning etc
     
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