I've just replaced a 50 year old wash-hand basin with a new one. The
old one was higher up by about 6 inches, and the water outlet is a way
up the wall directly behind the basin. The new basin being lower means
that there is just a small distance between the level of its plug, and
the outlet pipe that goes through the wall. I've had to fit a flexible
plastic pipe from the trap, that loops round, in order to make a
connection. The only problem now is that the water drains away very
very slowly. Other than standing the basin pedestal on a platform, or
breaking the wall down to insert a new waste pipe low down, is there
anything I can do to ease the problem?
Sounds as though you're going to have to cut into the wall, expose the drain
pipe, cut a bit off and connect the basin pipe a bit lower down. Or else
raise the basin a tad or two. Even three tads might do it.
email@example.com (Kevin Becks) wrote:
Ah, you've got a localised spot of weak gravity. Could try installing
a block of antimatter underneath the sink?
Or just check and clean all pipework, a partial blockage could be the
issue. *Something* is impeding the clean flow of water, if it's not a
blockage then your pipework is too convoluted.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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