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  1. mickyb28

    mickyb28 New Member

    Sorry if this isn't an appropriate post for the forum, but we're really unsure where to go with this!

    Please see the photos of the plumbing under our bath. They have been taken through the hole made in our bedroom wall.

    We've had three plumbers and one electrician with good plumbing knowledge look at this so far. Two have told us that the whole bathroom needs to come out to replace the dodgy plumbing, two have told us that it's fine or "not great but I've seen worse".

    Thoughts? Thanks!
     

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  2. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    It's a bit of a mess but not causing any problems, incorrect trap on bath, but may be possible to replace without removing bath using a HP20 trap, all the other stuff to be done if you upgrade bathroom.
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above really

    Aslong as it works wouldn't worrie yet

    Or if you have the funds and happy with the bathroom, if your happy cut the plastic board off your bedroom wall and replace / make better through it
     
  4. stani

    stani Plumber GSR

    JTS, why do you say incorrect trap? Serious question, just wondering?
     
  5. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Shallow seal trap, long run could pull seal from trap, if connected to stack will get smell's back into bathroom
     
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  6. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Shallow seal trap, long run could pull seal from trap, if connected to stack will get smell's back into bathroom
     
  7. stani

    stani Plumber GSR

    Only giving you one thanks, even though you replied twice,lol. see we're still having double post problems,
     
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  8. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Why are plumbers looking, what problems do you have at the moment?
     
  9. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Edit
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  10. mickyb28

    mickyb28 New Member

    Our downstairs neighbours reported that we were leaking on them. The hole was made in the wall as part of the investigations into the issue. We had a new tap fitted to the bath a month before the leak was reported and suspect that this was the cause, but we got the same plumber back in to investigate the leak, and unsurprisingly he didn't admit fault!

     
  11. PlumbBobBob

    PlumbBobBob Guest

    do you have a shower over the bath? could be the sealant leaking
     
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  12. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    A little bit of knowledge is dangerous bud it looks like a accident waiting to happen hope you have got a good house insurance get it sorted for your own piece of mind ,it should look something like this cheers k sorry I can't rotate the photos this site is having problems double posts and the like
     

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  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    fixed your pics

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    may i ask you a question ? (dont mean this in disrespect)

    are you an apprentice ?
     
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  14. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Thanks for that bud apprentice no been doing this 35 years +, last 6 working as a sole trader for myself whys that ?
     
  15. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    fair enough

    any reason theres packers under the timber?
     
  16. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yeh the floor sloped bud so levelled the timber before the bath went in and it fixed down , the bathroom had a leak under the floor which the tenant was unaware of till her water bill trebled the cause was speed a fit elbow on the water main concreted in the floor the repair bill was over £6000 the tenant had to be put up in a hotel for 3 weeks and it took 5 days to dry the place out with a dehumidifier before I could even start
     
  17. mickyb28

    mickyb28 New Member

    Thanks for all the replies!
     
  18. Stanios

    Stanios Plumber GSR

    I wouldn't get paranoid about it.
    I've seen decimated hoses, soldered joints that are one tug away from coming apart, push fit fittings under crazy strain, all under mains pressure, yet somehow absolutely no leaks. You can absolutely find tidy looking pipework that leaks.
    Your plumbing just looks like the standard mess underneath a bathtub. As per other post though make sure you have house insurance
     
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