Onoff

Bath Surround / Boxing In, and concealed pipework

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1 minute ago, Onoff said:

 

I worry me. :)

 

Hoping the jigsaw blades @Nickfromwales recommended  will do the job on these curved tile cuts:

 

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tool+Accessories/d80/Sabre+%26+Jigsaw+Blades/sd2581/Tungsten+Carbide+Grit+Jigsaw+Blades/p67688

🤪 I love tiling !!!

The sense of endless repetition that no one appreciates apart from yourself . Yet something so satisfying when you stand back and look at your efforts . 

Do you want to do my bathroom ??? 

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On 30/08/2018 at 15:24, Onoff said:

 

If I get any blockage in the soil run in the loft then it's backing up in the shower. Again if the shower trap dries out we're letting in fumes straight from the cess pool rather than one longish waste pipe that's open to the air where it exits above the grill.

 

On 30/08/2018 at 15:04, Nickfromwales said:

No deal Noel👎

It’s going in facking BOLD next time I’ve got to say it. 👎👎

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6 minutes ago, pocster said:

🤪 I love tiling !!!

The sense of endless repetition that no one appreciates apart from yourself . Yet something so satisfying when you stand back and look at your efforts . 

Do you want to do my bathroom ??? 

 

I hate it with a vengeance. Total monotony but a high level of skill needed imo. Really need to labour for someone good to pick up those little extra tips to get good I think. 

 

I quite like the holes and complicated cuts...when I get it right! 

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1 minute ago, Onoff said:

 

I hate it with a vengeance. Total monotony but a high level of skill needed imo. Really need to labour for someone good to pick up those little extra tips to get good I think. 

 

I quite like the holes and complicated cuts...when I get it right! 

It’s saturday night ! You should be out pulling not tiling 😂😎

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On 30/08/2018 at 15:24, Onoff said:

 

If I get any blockage in the soil run in the loft then it's backing up in the shower. 

Just not going to happen. The soil run in the attic is brand new and run way above the standard normally done by ‘plumbers’. 

Chill Winston. 

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3 hours ago, Nickfromwales said:

Just not going to happen. The soil run in the attic is brand new and run way above the standard normally done by ‘plumbers’. 

Chill Winston. 

 

High praise indeed! :)

 

The existing, upstairs basin waste as the red arrow points to below:

 

That cannot be raised up. It's touching the underside of the 9"x6" that white JB is on.

 

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Sure, I could drop the shower in like you said but the basin waste, best I could do is come into the grey soil via a side mounted solvent waste boss maybe?

 

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Another faux pas methinks:

 

I've cut these tile templates to allow a few mm clearance around the flush and poo pipes. A 54mm holesaw for the 45mm dia flush pipe and a 102mm holesaw used for the 90mm dia poo pipe.

 

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But I'm thinking these are too small a diameter. On the sudden realisation that I should tile with the YELLOW blanking plugs in place then my holes should in fact be a few mm bigger than the yellow blanks?

 

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It'll be just a few minutes work to reassemble the jig and drill with bigger Starretts.

 

 

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Any way I can "pull" this 1 1/4" solvent weld waste around by 5deg? Suddenly remembered I set it wrong when I did it! Thinking of a chop off/adapt fix:

 

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The smallest bend available seems to be 45deg.

 

Tbh the basin might fit in OK and this cause no issue.

 

 

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Hold off until you fit the basin. A bit of a tug and it’ll probably snug over enough. ;)  

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1 minute ago, Nickfromwales said:

Hold off until you fit the basin. A bit of a tug and it’ll probably snug over enough. ;)  

 

Will do. I'll get this bit tiled first and try the basin there. Pedestal will hide plenty.

 

Beginning to think the pedestal is a mistake tbh! :)

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Not much choice being that close to the shower ? I’d rather a pedestal than see the trap ever day of the week. Semi ped the absolute minimum. 

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The towel radiator...

 

It's going to have to sit a lot higher than I'd envisaged to look right. Currently balanced carefully on a Geberit box:

 

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So presumably I need to drop the valves lower onto the chrome 15mm stubs coming out of the wall? Then have chrome verticals coming up to the rad? Going to look strange having that trv on its own low down by the stub pipe.

 

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Thinking if I move the rad up a bit I can lose that line of rips at the cill?

 

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With hindsight maybe I'd have brought the stubs out of the wall higher up. Or should I just have the rad low?

 

It's been a helluva long time since I've fitted a radiator and never a fancy one.

 

Any glaring mistakes, tips etc?

 

Cheers

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You could put chrome compression elbows on the stubs coming out of the wall and then another short section of pipe up to the valves

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Bought these and a couple of Pegler 15mm compression elbows:

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/drayton-trv4-white-chrome-straight-trv-lockshield-15mm-x/34063

 

Should let me put the valves up by the rad rather than down by the floor.

 

@Nickfromwales, how many turns of ptfe tape in these fittings where it screws into the rad? 

 

Cheers

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You could puts straight male 15mm x 1/2" chrome 'copper to irons' in the rad, then short pieces of chrome pipe, then straight rad valves, then more chrome pipe and then into chrome comp 90's. That way you'll be able to put the valves 'mid-way' thus satisfying OCD ;) 

 

18 turns should suffice. Crossed with the other replies.

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Sod's Law that on the left, the wall fixings for the rad come dead on a grout line as does the pipe coming out of the wall.

 

It has nothing to do with poor planning! 

 

:ph34r:

 

Still, should help hide the dodgy tiling between mosaics and plain!

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