• Welcome to PlumbersForums.net - The international free plumbing advice forum. Professional plumbers sharing advice with fellow plumbers and DIY alike. Register for free today! - Checkout the Plumbing Advice forum and then our Plumbing Videos area which still needs populating.


WASTE is a peer-to-peer and friend-to-friend protocol and software application developed by Justin Frankel at Nullsoft in 2003 that features instant messaging, chat rooms, and file browsing/sharing capabilities. The name WASTE is a reference to Thomas Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49. In the novel, W.A.S.T.E. is (among other things) an underground postal service.
In 2003, less than 24 hours after its release, WASTE was removed from distribution by AOL, Nullsoft's parent company. The original page was replaced with a statement claiming that the posting of the software was unauthorized and that no lawful rights to it were held by anyone who had downloaded it, in spite of the original claim that the software was released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Several developers have modified and upgraded the WASTE client and protocol. The SourceForge edition is considered by many to be the official development branch, but there are several forks.

View More On Wikipedia.org
  1. Muskopia

    Sink waste routing issue

    Hi! (Please see the attached terribly technical drawing of my layout!) I'd like to know how I may route the waste pipe from my vanity. The waste pipe from the bath runs along the back wall of my bathroom, above the floorboards to an outside exit point (also above floorboard level). The old...
  2. D

    Might have cowboys in my house

    So I've changed pedistall toilet for a wall hung Abacus toilet in my WC. The water connection is what I'm worried about as the two builders have different skillsets. The washing machine waste pipe in the next room also comes through the wall to the toilet waste (you'll see in the pic but this...
  3. Wellss

    Replace / repair bodged sink waste

    Morning All After some advise on repairing a sink waste that goes into the toilet pan, which goes straight into soil stack. Had bathroom done 2 years ago, and then needed a new basin waste fitted recently. Plumber who fitted basin waste discovered a bodge from previous bathroom fitter, where...
  4. S

    Sink waste pipe unable to get water tight

    Hi, Noticed a leak in my sink and the pipe collapsed down for the P trap. So I was going to replace it all. However, i've been stuck because this starting part from the sink isn't forming a good water tight seal. The rest of the pipes kind of insert into each other nicel and have a grove in the...
  5. M

    Condensing dryer waste connection

    Does anyone know of any adaptor you can use to fit the waste of these into an appliance trap? Cannot seem to find anything online. There is one but pretty bad reviews. Thanks
  6. O

    Long Sink/dishwasher waste pipe

    Morning all, A diy'er here. I'm installing a new kitchen in a room on the opposite side of the house and need run the sink and dishwasher waste under the floor to the opposite side and go out where the existing kitchen is, around 9m. The driveway and garage are outside the wall in the new...
  7. I

    1"½ waste pipe going uphill?

    I need to connect a 1"½ kitchen waste pipe to a drain but it will have to go at a slight uphill. I have never had to deal with this before and I like advice on what best to use and model. I am aware that a macerator pump can be used? any help welcome t. T
  8. P

    Toilet waste pipe under floor

    Hi guys after a bit of advice .... An old close coupled pan will be replaced with a new close coupled pan. With the waste line been quite far from the wall, the old one was attached to the waste using a really long flexi pan connector , bent at an awkward angle backwards then up through the...
  9. B

    Bath waste pipe install?

    I’ve removed a shower tray & have installed a bath. I’ve got the trap ready to go on but how do I go about connecting pipework up to this? Obviously I will unscrew that old shower waste off.
  10. P

    Shower waste hole not quite big enough for 90mm shower trap

    I attended a customers house to fix a reported leak from their shower waste. Turns out there was a split in the trap. Straight forward I thought and got a standard 90mm trap from the van. Turns out the hole in the shower base isn't big enough to fit the top section by the width of the thread on...
  11. I

    How to join washer waste onto another existing horizontal waste

    Hello, I have a question that is essentially how best do I join a washer waste onto an existing horizontal waste? I have attached a drawing which hopefully shows better than I can explain!? The location is a garage where the washer and tumble dryer will be relocated to. The existing horizontal...
  12. P

    waste water diverter valves

    Is there such a thing as a 45mm waste water pipe diverter please? Looking to split a 45mm waste PVC external pipe to pass water to a container for watering the garden.
  13. A

    50mm waste run to soil stack

    Hi, When running 50mm waste to the stack, how do I get it so the 50mm does not have to be so far from the wall? As the offset at the stack dictated by the boss on the soil pipe. Hopefully this makes sense! Please see my picture which hopefully helps. I bought a 135 deg bend thinking I could...
  14. P

    Advice re shower waste

    Although not really my line of work, I have a full bathroom refurb to do where the bath with overhead shower is to be replaced with a low-level shower and I'm a bit worried about potential issues with the existing low flow-rate of wastewater which puddles for short periods by about 3cm in the...
  15. A

    Combined waste to stack query

    Hi. I wish to combine the wastes from my bath and shower (Both 40mm) at the point they go out through the wall, then a 1.5 - 2 meter run externally across to the soil stack, with the 32mm sink waste dropping in about 250mm from soil pipe. Do I have to use 50mm waste externally for this? Not may...
  16. M

    Washing Machine Waste

    About twenty years ago, we had an extension built with a utility room for washing machine and tumble dryer. We've been through four or five washing machines since then and I have simply pushed the washing machine drain onto a tapered nozzle which screws on the end of the trap. Recently, Mrs...
  17. D

    Shower JT90 Concealed Waste Not Draining

    I have installed 3 JT shower trays with the compatible JT90mm concealed wastes. I'm at the end of my tether the wastes always need plunging every few weeks and the trays fill up with water quickly. The showers are standard with 200mm diameter size rainheads, so don't emit excess water. I just...
  18. D

    Just Trays Brand JT90mm Concealed Waste Not Draining Please Help!

    Hi I have installed three Just Trays shower trays in the house with the tray compatible JT90mm concealed wastes. Just Trays website says a 90mm rapid waste outlet that allows 48 litres of water to be carried away each minute. Not for me i'm at the end of my tether the wastes always need...
  19. M

    fitting a macerator toilet in a garden room

    I'm fitting a macerator toilet in a garden room 40m away from the waste outlet of the house, how do I connect to the waste.
  20. M

    Twist pop up waste leak

    Evening all. Need to fix a twist pop up waste which is leaking where the cable from the twist overflow which operates the pop up waste connects into a square box on the side of the waste. Is this just an o'ring or something? To change the overflow (whole waste contraption) I would need to have...