When should I be using plumbers mait and when should I use silicone sealant?
Obviously I use silicone for things like round edge of the bath etc. However, on my new bath, the instructions said to use silicone around the rim of the waste to seal it to the bath.. I thought I was supposed to use plumbers mait. The sealant I got from Wickes (their kitchen and bathroom stuff, which says it's suitable for baths, showers, etc) says it's not suitable for continual immersion in water, which seems to suggest I shouldn't use it for the bath. The bloke in Wickes recommended I use their "external leak sealer and jointing compound" round the waste.. I'm a bit confused by all this.
As per another post, I'm also about to put a new tank connector into my cw cistern in the loft. If I want to be really paranoid, would putting some plumbers mait in there make it less likely to leak, or would it be pointless?