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#21 Woodgnome

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:09 PM

Think I'd be getting the people who supplied the bath to also supply the waste and get them to fit it and guarantee it...

#22 bassanclan

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:29 PM

The bath looks similar to http://www.livinghou...stone-bath.html
...which is nearly £10000, but I bought it from the liquidator of a high end bathroom fitting company for £600.

The Drummond waste is not ideal as there appears to be nothing to secure it to the underside and it is not top access.

It turns out the bath thickness at the waste is actually 145mm. The waste hole is 52mm diameter.

I'm wondering if I can fit a standard clicker bath waste like this:
http://www.mcalpinep...?id=131&cat=131

and attach it to a straight connector such as:
http://www.screwfix....tails_container

and then cut the threaded section off another bath waste, screw it to the above and then put the nut on it.

Just depends if I can get the nut of a straight connector in the 52mm hole or not, I think they are actually 55mm :-(

Edited by bassanclan, 30 April 2016 - 08:35 PM.


#23 bassanclan

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:41 PM

Or maybe something like this to replace the straight connector???
http://www.commercia...ess/socket.html

#24 jsharris

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

I think I'd very definitely want to have a solid brass, chrome plated, fitting in there. You aren't going to be able to get at it again, and given the quality of the bath, investing in a custom made fitting is not going to be money wasted at all.

Any small machine shop, or even someone with the sort of machining and fabricating gear I have, could make a custom waste and trap for that bath in a few hours, one that would fit, last for decades and really look the part.

I'd be really reluctant to just bodge something together with bit of plastic and a cheap click/clack waste, as you really don't want to have to pull this out in three or four years and fix the waste, do you?

#25 Nickfromwales

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 10:16 PM

3 or 4 years?!? I wouldn't want to have to change this in 3-4 days after final fitting. I'm liking the mention of stainless, and I think that could be the way forward tbh.
If you had a £10k bath for £600 then get the wallet wide open and get a waste custom made, and made bombproof.
I think I'd have the trap remotely positioned so the water is free flowing from the bath with the trap located elsewhere.
Your only going to want to fit this once ;)
Regards, Nick.