I have a problem with the waste pipe from my shower. It runs under the floor
and is inaccessible. I need a 90 degree bend to come from the waste pipe up
out of the floor.
The pipe is white PVC type. Due to the diameter of the waste pipe I am
having trouble finding a suitable bend. I am looking for the glue type bend
to suit pipe OD 38.3 mm (measured with vernier). The ID is approx 30 mm.
Alternatively a screw on type bend to suit the diameter.
Anyone can advised where I can get something to do the job, or suggest an
Thanks for the reply. I tried the 40mm push fit but seems to be quite loose
on the pipe, also nothing seems to fit on the other end of the fitting.
Will the 40 mm compression fitting squeeze down to fit the pipe?
This sounds like a standard 32mm fitting. What you might be finding is the
internal diameter isn't fitting inside a new compression fitting because the
older pipe doesn't allow for the extra width needed to accept the male pipe
inside the modern compression fittings. The older compression fittings
didn't have the male pipe inside them and the end of the pipe just pressed
against the inside of the fitting. You should be able to get a 32mm solvent
weld fitting to press on to the pipe with no problems.
All the solvent weld waste pipe I've seen is grey (Terrain etc), not
white. White usually uses some form of push on fitting. And these pipes
have a different OD. Also, older push on systems weren't necessarily
compatible with one another. Not sure if they are these days.
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Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
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