Basically I'm after some advice for sealing bath and sink wastes
I have LS-X (tried this today but still had leaks - guessing I didn't use
enough and also didn't put any underneath the bath waste between bath and
Which product to use and how best to apply please
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Gutter Sealant. It comes in a tube, like the silicone tubes, that go in the
applicator gun. It is liquid neoprene I think, and it seals everything it
touches. Don't put any near the surface of the bath, but putting a smear
around both sides of the washer before tightening up, works wonders.
Mait. Throw away the rubber washers: the mait will seal the waste to the
bath/sink/basin without creating an unsightly and dirt-collecting step
between them as a rubber washer will do, and when the washer has perished
the mait will still be holding (strong: you'll never get the waste off since
the mait will have gone hard/extremely viscous). Silicone is OK as long as
you can guarantee never to twist the joint after the silicone has set, but
it's more fiddly to clean the residue off than with mait (IMO: YMMV). And
mait is cheaper :-)
(Not tried gutter sealant, but any non-setting mastic should be OK.)
(Incidentally Silicone (doesn't have to be LS-X) is good for sealing
radiator tails when a burr on the rad strips PTFE tape off before it can get
into the internal tread of the rad.)
Which Tyler: leader of the pedants' revolt.
Hadn't noticed that (of course I _always_ read the instructions :-).
Can't see that silicone is either going to dissolve/disintegrate or attack
the chrome, brass or steel (though maybe acetic acid released when it cures
might cause some corrosion?) Perhaps use neutral cure?
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