On my last visit to England I bought lots of plumbing associated stuff
(not pipes or fittings as the sizes are different). As a beginner to
plumbing I came back armed with lots of stuff. B&Q were selling tubs of
"plumbers mate". I had absolutely no idea what it was used for but
bought some anyway because I'd heard the stuff mentioned on this forum!
Anyway. Today came time to fit the new toilet. However, since taking out
the old one the Mrs had laid tiles in the bathroom. This meant the
toilet was now too high to fit the existing soil pipe. Plumbers mate to
the rescue - I cut a bit off the new sleeve and pushed that in between
the toilet and soil pipe and packed it out with plumbers mate. Job looks
like a gud'un Thank you folks!
However, I've still not found a use for the basin wrench I bought. It
looks useful for something though. I didn't seem to need it when
installing the new wash basin yesterday.