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  # 2236300 13-May-2019 21:14
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Kickinbac: 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.

If you have underfloor access those type baths are not a problem. Just drill a hole in the floor, and attach a stub of pipe to the bath outlet. Lower bath into place, then install waste trap and pipework underneath floor.

Concrete floor can still be connected without flexi pipe, as long as the customer is OK with having simple waste outlet that uses a plug. Rather than a popup type waste outlet.

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And if I have to use a flexi pipe, there is a thicker wall version available, that has a smoother inside surface.

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# 2236359 14-May-2019 07:55
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Thanks for all the responses. 


I am definitely getting another plumber to have a look at this.


Would something like the product in the link below be an option?




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  # 2236362 14-May-2019 08:22
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Just use whatever the second plumber recommends.

1 of the example pictures of the above linked trap shows it being used with a flexible waste pipe. So not exactly what everyone is intending.

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  # 2238634 15-May-2019 21:04
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Good news, the plumber did some research with the manufacturer and decided it wasn't up the scratch. He is going fix it.

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  # 2238732 16-May-2019 03:02
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Aredwood: 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.




We got a flexible one with an imported bath, and the plumber said throw it away, as it was rubbish. Not sure why they bother providing them.

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  # 2239260 16-May-2019 15:43
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The flexible accordion style waste pipe on my Smeg dishwasher split open yesterday. Not surprising, many of the other plastic components have spontaneously entered self-destruct mode over the years. I noticed it immediately - fortunate as I've seen major structural damage from leaky dishwasher hoses, rotten floors, framing etc.

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