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# 249484 13-May-2019 11:43
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Doing a bathroom renovation at the moment and we are replacing a shower with a  new bath / shower combo.

 

The plumber has installed a flexible accordion style waste pipe under the bath attached to the existing waster water in the concrete floor.

 

It's going to be tiled over and I am a little concerned that this sort of pipeline is not really fit for purpose.

 

The plumber is pretty adamant that it meets code and a pretty standard set up now a days. 

 

Does anyone have any experience with this type of set up?

 

I am thinking that it is going to block up easier than a smooth pvc pipe and it has a lot of points of failure...

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2235874 13-May-2019 11:54
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If you don't like it, get him to change it, .... its your house..... whether it meets code or not is not the issue...

 

-That said, you will likely have to pay for the privilege of any variations.... 


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  # 2235899 13-May-2019 12:38
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Doesn’t sound fit for intended use. I’d expect to see that used somewhere easily accessible ie: under a sink in case it failed... if use it at all.




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  # 2235903 13-May-2019 12:41
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I wouldn't be happy with that in the situation either. 


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  # 2235996 13-May-2019 13:59
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The picture is not displaying for me.


There is 1 brand of flexible pipe available that is suitable. And then there are others that often come with imported baths. Which are no good even as a vacuum cleaner hose.





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  # 2236011 13-May-2019 14:18
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This should be the image:

 

 

 

I would not be happy with that.


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  # 2236023 13-May-2019 14:50
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Is the plumber a registered Master Plumber? In any event, ask the person what indemnification against failures you have signed up to.




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  # 2236131 13-May-2019 16:31
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rphenix:

This should be the image:


 


I would not be happy with that.



Is that the same image as in the OP? As there is definitely room to put a normal trap in that space. And the shower / bath is not even directly supported by the floor. You can see one of the feet at most held by the foam.

I definitely wouldn't be happy. Assuming that that photo is of the actual job.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2236137 13-May-2019 16:54
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That is used for extractor fans, get it replaced, those gaps will fill with rubbish and he is pulling a fast one on you. I would not use this plumber again !!!!!!!


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  # 2236164 13-May-2019 17:40
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I saw something like that being used under a sink the other day and thought the same, no way in hell I'd use that in my house. Shower drains are forever needing to be unclogged as it is, compared to most other drains in houses. That thing would only serve to collect more grime and become a real problem when it comes time to clean the drain. Get the plumber to change it before it causes real problems.


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  # 2236215 13-May-2019 18:23
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sqishy:

 

[snip]That is used for extractor fans,

 

 

No, they would usually be 100-150 mm diameter, this is 40 mm. This sort of thing.


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  # 2236236 13-May-2019 18:55
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RunningMan:

 

sqishy:

 

[snip]That is used for extractor fans,

 

 

No, they would usually be 100-150 mm diameter, this is 40 mm. This sort of thing.

 

 

 

 

OK that makes sense, still for a vanity this is could be OK, not sure for a shower, I wonder how theses manage soap scum.


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  # 2236239 13-May-2019 19:05
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Man that is asking for trouble. How did you find this plumber?





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  # 2236246 13-May-2019 19:35
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Have fixed the image in the original post.





Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  # 2236280 13-May-2019 20:40
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rphenix:

This should be the image:


 


I would not be happy with that.



Mmmm interesting... RUN FORREST RUN.

I wouldn’t be happy with that either. That looks like an expensive mistake waiting to happen in the future. Don’t accept it and insist the plumber makes good with proper pipe.




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  # 2236283 13-May-2019 20:48
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Have seen these flexible hoses a few times. They are used with the newish trend of baths with the integrated sides. theres no way to connect the bath drain up when installed in place with a solid pvc so it connected with the flexible hose and slide back into the final position.

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