Made a pigs ear of a job

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Goldeneye, May 16, 2009.

  1. Goldeneye

    Goldeneye New Member

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    My mum and dad have a cast iron bath with a rigid over flow and a copper trap from either just before or just after ww2.

    We tried to removed the waste and overflow to fit a sprung combined waste and over flow. the over flow was disconnected no problem and the new one fitted but the waste will not come out! I dunno what to do now :(

    The nut underneath was cut off as it was ceased from about 60+ years of not being used. but even though its all flush the waste just will not come out.

    Help please!!!!!!
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Please post pictures
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    overflow

    We have no idea what you did or are trying to do, because the drain and overflow are a combination, so if you change one part you would normally do the whole thing at the same time.
  4. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    But I do like the title of the thread. :cool:
  5. Goldeneye

    Goldeneye New Member

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    Not all are combined. ours is from just after world war 2 are has a rigid overflow that terminates outside of the building like in the picture on the left in this link.

    http://www.showerdoctor.com/removing_cast-iron_bath.php

    And it is being replaced with a new type like this.

    http://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/sprung-plug-bath-waste-overflow-ek321-p-2376.html

    We got around the problem using a dremmel to cut away the brass locknut and prized it away from the threads. if I can find them il take some pictures of how bad they were. but here are the old overflows and the copper trap.


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  6. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    That olds trap rocks! I've never seen a trap drain on the side like that.
  7. Goldeneye

    Goldeneye New Member

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    Yeah, bet it wouldnt open now though!
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