Back to wall pan problem

Postby ajay1945 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:36 pm

I've just fitted a btw pan and have a small leak from either the flush pipe or the flexi pan connector. I can't tell where the leak is coming from because of the difficulty in getting at the connections when the pan is in place. I fitted the pipes dry, should I have used a bit of silicone as a back up? If so, what is the best approach?
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Postby plumbbob » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:10 am

If you remove the top front panel of the vanity unit you should be able to reach down and feel if the flush pipe is weeping. It is a favorite place for a leak to occur and the best way of solving it it with plenty of silicone.
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Postby Steve the gas » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:02 am

Yes use silicone lube, drain water out, strip out & re make with lube. Prolly not pushed " home " enough

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Postby EyeTry » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:21 am

Don`t confuse the silicone lubricant (that allows one part to slide through the rubber grommet / seal / joint) with silicone sealant (mastic) that you can run around the joint.... . And don`t get them on the same place, they don`t work together.

BTW - Did you give the assembly a little "wiggle" to settle the two into alignment, ie.e. so they are not twisted or at a slight angle before fastening any screws or bolts. Good luck, EyeTry
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