I wish there was such a thing as a "gooseneck" piece of pipe to enable a
slight adjustment to be made.
Any experience of the flexible length made by McAlpine?
Anyone succefully applied a bit of heat to crank a bit of pipe?
Not specifically that make but I used a but as a temp measure some years
back. It was in place while I was working on the kitchen. It did the job
without any issues. I'm not sure I'd trust in somewhere I could see etc,
just in case it did leak.
Sometimes a couple of fittings with a slight angle, set to cancel it
out, but then adjusted to give the 'nudge' you want works. You do need
the space for them.
Always smile when walking, you never know where there is a camera ;-)
I have realised that what I need is something that goes against the trend -
I want a shower waste with a lower outlet. Most are made to be as "low
profile" as possible - I want the water to go out through a hole halfway
down the thickness of a joist and it is fairly close to the joist and I
want it free flowing.
There used to be some kind of stuff like that floppy plastic used for
rainwater butt tops. I think there is one on my Kitchen sink. Its been in
there for over 20 years now and has not leaked. However I suspect its got
some recent reason why its not used, toxic to spiders or something.. grin.
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I have a flexible pipe between my bog and the down pipe inlet and it
works well. To gain more room between a wall and the side of the pan I
had to offset the outlet of the pan and the inlet of the downpipe by
around 3cm so they were not in line. It also allows the close coupled
pan to be installed much easier in that you can fit the flexible pipe
both ends before pushing the pan towards a back wall. The lesson I
learnt was to use the correct size (it comes in a couple of lengths).
Too long and you cannot compress it enough and/or the bends get too tight.
When re-modelling the kitchen the sink was moved and I also have a short
length of flexible plastic waste pipe between the trap and the previous
pipe waste outlet. It has been in place for over a year without problems.
Both flexible plastic waste pipes came from Screwfix so its whatever
brand they sell/sold.
On Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:17:55 UTC+1, DerbyBorn wrote:
Yes, boil the kettle & plunge it in. Up & down it a bit to get more hot water inside. You get very little open time when it's lifted out, have to have everything ready set up & move quick.
I made a sidestep/chicane type arrangement. Mould was 2 strips of wood screwed down onto wood base. one part of the pipe was pushed against one side, the other bit against the other side to make the chicane/sidestep/etc. Hold it in place until cold.
Google "JOLLYFLEX waste pipe"...
I have a bit (in 1 1/4") under a sink that's exposed to frost. Bend to siphon
shape in summer, bend straight in winter -- has worked leak-free for over 15
It will go brittle outside where exposed to direct sunlight/UV, and fail within
a decade or so.
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