Solvent Waste reducer

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CAPP0

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14,444 posts

141 months

Friday 8th February
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I really need one of these - now obviously I could order three from eBay and discard the other two, but that aside I'd really like to get one tomorrow so that I can crack on with a job, rather than wait until the end of next week.

I've hunted and hunted but can't find another one anywhere (annoyingly there's already one in my house but it's in place and solvent-welded!). Any ideas? I've even hunted for cheap shower wastes which come with one included that I can rob, but no deal there either.

Would be great if I could find one this weekend. Thanks all.

jjones

3,220 posts

131 months

Friday 8th February
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3d printer?

oliver-gda78

2 posts

10 months

Friday 8th February
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Or city plumbing, travis perkings etc they should all open to 12 on a Saturday!

oliver-gda78

2 posts

10 months

Friday 8th February
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Sorry mate read that completely wrong, thought you meant 1 1/2 - 1 1/4 reducer, ah you mite struggle with that is try buy a cheap shower waste from a merchants and dischard the trap like you’ve already suggested.

g7jtk

1,247 posts

92 months

Saturday 9th February
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Buy a different trap that takes that size of pipe. Probably cheaper than that fitting.
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CAPP0

Original Poster:

14,444 posts

141 months

Saturday 9th February
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oliver-gda78 said:
Sorry mate read that completely wrong, thought you meant 1 1/2 - 1 1/4 reducer, ah you mite struggle with that is try buy a cheap shower waste from a merchants and dischard the trap like you’ve already suggested.
Yeah, I'm sure some traps come with that but now I want one, I can't find one, so I'l have to just order from that link above and wait.

g7jtk said:
Buy a different trap that takes that size of pipe. Probably cheaper than that fitting.
I think the pipe is "old" 1 3/4" or 43mm, so I don't think you can get a trap with that size coupling.

Grandad Gaz

4,561 posts

184 months

Saturday 9th February
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CAPP0 said:
oliver-gda78 said:
Sorry mate read that completely wrong, thought you meant 1 1/2 - 1 1/4 reducer, ah you mite struggle with that is try buy a cheap shower waste from a merchants and dischard the trap like you’ve already suggested.
Yeah, I'm sure some traps come with that but now I want one, I can't find one, so I'l have to just order from that link above and wait.

g7jtk said:
Buy a different trap that takes that size of pipe. Probably cheaper than that fitting.
I think the pipe is "old" 1 3/4" or 43mm, so I don't think you can get a trap with that size coupling.
McAlpine do a universal coupling which might do it.

eskidavies

2,691 posts

97 months

Saturday 9th February
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You’ll need a unifix fitting that’ll tighten down to the pipe ,the ones with a nut ,washer and rubber cone

olimain

638 posts

73 months

Saturday 9th February
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Can’t you use a compression to solvent adapter?


Like this sort of thing?

https://www.bes.co.uk/polypipe-universal-40-mm-whi...



Fastpedeller

2,282 posts

84 months

Saturday 9th February
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Think you'll find for solvent weld the O/D of a straight connector is 43mm, and the I/D is 40mm !
Just something I spotted last week when I was doing some measuring.

g7jtk

1,247 posts

92 months

Saturday 9th February
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CAPP0 said:
I think the pipe is "old" 1 3/4" or 43mm, so I don't think you can get a trap with that size coupling.
Yes you can

CAPP0

Original Poster:

14,444 posts

141 months

Sunday 10th February
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oliver-gda78 said:
Sorry mate read that completely wrong, thought you meant 1 1/2 - 1 1/4 reducer, ah you mite struggle with that is try buy a cheap shower waste from a merchants and dischard the trap like you’ve already suggested.
Yeah, I'm sure some traps come with that but now I want one, I can't find one, so I'l have to just order from that link above and wait.

g7jtk said:
Buy a different trap that takes that size of pipe. Probably cheaper than that fitting.
I think the pipe is "old" 1 3/4" or 43mm, so I don't think you can get a trap with that size coupling.

Fastpedeller

2,282 posts

84 months

Sunday 10th February
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Fastpedeller said:
Think you'll find for solvent weld the O/D of a straight connector is 43mm, and the I/D is 40mm !
Just something I spotted last week when I was doing some measuring.
Cappo - did you not try this ^^^^^^^

CAPP0

Original Poster:

14,444 posts

141 months

Sunday 10th February
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Fastpedeller said:
Cappo - did you not try this ^^^^^^^
I did see that but I need a 40mm OD to go into the trap, so not sure that would work?

Have bitten the bullet and ordered the adaptors. He offered to sell me one for £10 or three for £15! So I've bought 3, maybe I can sell the others on to do someone else a favour.

Fastpedeller

2,282 posts

84 months

Sunday 10th February
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CAPP0 said:
Fastpedeller said:
Cappo - did you not try this ^^^^^^^
I did see that but I need a 40mm OD to go into the trap, so not sure that would work?

Have bitten the bullet and ordered the adaptors. He offered to sell me one for £10 or three for £15! So I've bought 3, maybe I can sell the others on to do someone else a favour.
Use a straight connector (maybe cut along half its length) bond 43mm into existing pipe, then 40mm OD pipe fits inside the bit just bonded in and the other end of 40mm pipe fits your trap.... job done!

CAPP0

Original Poster:

14,444 posts

141 months

Sunday 10th February
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Fastpedeller said:
CAPP0 said:
Fastpedeller said:
Cappo - did you not try this ^^^^^^^
I did see that but I need a 40mm OD to go into the trap, so not sure that would work?

Have bitten the bullet and ordered the adaptors. He offered to sell me one for £10 or three for £15! So I've bought 3, maybe I can sell the others on to do someone else a favour.
Use a straight connector (maybe cut along half its length) bond 43mm into existing pipe, then 40mm OD pipe fits inside the bit just bonded in and the other end of 40mm pipe fits your trap.... job done!
Cheers, I may just try that.

I'm not a pro, but I'm a fairly seasoned DIYer and this particular problem is doing my head in! Can't seem to find a solution no matter where I twist & turn.

LordLoveLength

621 posts

68 months

Monday 11th February
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Had this problem a while back - was solved by plumber. He just heated up the bigger pipe gently with a blowtorch and slid the smaller one inside!
Worked really well and 10 years on no problems.

g7jtk

1,247 posts

92 months

Tuesday 12th February
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LordLoveLength said:
Had this problem a while back - was solved by plumber. He just heated up the bigger pipe gently with a blowtorch and slid the smaller one inside!
Worked really well and 10 years on no problems.
I was just about to say this