I have the chance to buy some waste fittings that I need at quite a
reasonable price, the problem is they are 'solvent weld'. Having only used
screw or push fit plastic waste over the last few years I know nothing about
this stuff, but I gather that you have to use some special solvent with the
pipes, etc. Can anyone tell me more about this type of fitting, and where
you buy the solvent - I can't see it in the Screwfix catalogue?
That's the disadvantage. One of them anyway. The other is that if you don't
get the angles right, you're toast. If you're not sure or you want to be
able to disconnect, I would use silicon sealer instead.
Solvent weld from a plumbers merchant. Its only sold to adults as is uses
can be abused for solvent sniffing.
The use of silicon on plastic, hmmm , Don't think it sticks to plastic ?.
I think it sticks to just about anything it touches. I've used it on an
overflow joint that wasn't *quite* the right size and it didn't leak when I
tested it, although we haven't had an overflow in anger. I'll get in the
loft and test it again I think.....
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