I have a brass plug waste and am connecting it to a low profile trap but I can’t stop the trap leaking. It leaks just below the collar. I have tried 4 traps now so I don’t know what to do. Brass waste has ptfe on but not used anything else. It leaks where the arrow is on the picture. Please help. I can’t buy anymore traps!
Hi accountantbytrade It looks like you are using a waste with an overflow collar on it and the waste is not long enough, so the trap nut cannot do up enough to clamp the rubber seal. Buy a longer waste and don’t use ptfe tape, it’s not needed. Regards S
Stoneyboy!!!! You are a genius. That's exactly the issue. It won't tighten up enough to clamp the seal together. I tried to put two washers in to help but that was a rubbish idea. Can you recommend a longer waste otherwise I will just have a look next time I am in the shop. Alternatively I could cut it down.
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