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Hi,

a new member here, so first of all, hello to the forum!

Posting because - I've got a couple of problems in a relatively new bathroom installation. First issue is - the bath drains very, very slowly (and backs up slightly when the shower is in use). The second is, the toilet flush is not great, I think this is due to the flexi connector at the back flowing slightly uphill rather than downhill!

The installer has been out and inspected and been unable to fix, I'm kind of accepting the fact that it's perhaps not the best job and that I'm going to have to find someone to fix this myself, rather than the installer fixing it.

The questions are:

1) The uphill issue - I know this is not a great set up, would this be considered something which I should get fixed urgently due to the connection being underwater, chance of leakage?
2) Is this same issue something which any plumber who inspects would be able to identify/fix (it's not a specialist task for example)?

Sorry if these seem obvious - not something I know a great deal about.

I'm based in Glasgow so my final question would be if there is anyone recommended on the forum in the area who I could get in contact with.

Thank you,

G
 
Hi,

a new member here, so first of all, hello to the forum!

Posting because - I've got a couple of problems in a relatively new bathroom installation. First issue is - the bath drains very, very slowly (and backs up slightly when the shower is in use). The second is, the toilet flush is not great, I think this is due to the flexi connector at the back flowing slightly uphill rather than downhill!

The installer has been out and inspected and been unable to fix, I'm kind of accepting the fact that it's perhaps not the best job and that I'm going to have to find someone to fix this myself, rather than the installer fixing it.

The questions are:

1) The uphill issue - I know this is not a great set up, would this be considered something which I should get fixed urgently due to the connection being underwater, chance of leakage?
2) Is this same issue something which any plumber who inspects would be able to identify/fix (it's not a specialist task for example)?

Sorry if these seem obvious - not something I know a great deal about.

I'm based in Glasgow so my final question would be if there is anyone recommended on the forum in the area who I could get in contact with.

Thank you,

G
Hi Gubar welcome to PF...you have arrived at the right place.
1.Correct water is not noted to flow up, I am a water engineer
2.You have discharged the installer ! why if they fitted it its down to them
3. Is this your place or rented or a leasehold ...many in Scotland
4. Is your drain shared with other houses flats or tenaments ..
5. put up some good pictures
then you will get a great response with accurate advice
centralheatking
 
Does the bath/shower/toilet all go into the same drain? Could be blocked or no vent, how much up hill does the soil pipe rise?
Pics might help
 
Hi,

thanks both for replying. Stu, the sink and bath both go into the same same waste pipe, the toilet is on its own separate drain/pipe.

Simon, yes it's only a few months old. The reason I'm thinking of getting someone else in is - the installer has already been back around twice, and I'm not convinced he knows how to fix it if I'm totally honest. I just want to get it fixed so if I have to pay someone else then that's what I'll do.

thanks,

g
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Sorry central heat king I missed your reply originally.

I would not say I've discharged the installer, I just want it fixed correctly and since he's already been around, I'm not convinced he can fix it. It's my own house. As far as I'm aware the drain is not shared.

Not at home just now but can try and get photos in the next day or two.

Thanks,

g
 
Hi Duncan,

before, we only had a shower - an electric one with a pretty low flow. So whether or not the slow drainage was a problem before I can't say for sure - there was much less water to deal with. The toilet however flushed just fine before.

Thanks,

g
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Hi,

here is a picture at of connection at back of toilet. Bottom end is where it connects to toilet, the top where it goes under tank is where is connects to waste. this is looking direcltly down. If I put my phone, with level app on it, on top of the connection just where it connects with toilet, it gives a reading of around 4 degrees upwards slope. Towards the end it goes down hill again to waste. So it's kind of like a little hill - up then down.

I'm not sure if this helps or not!

Thanks,

G
 

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Hi,

just giving this one a little bump. I suspect any advice might just be - pipe work does not look good, get a plumber to fix it :)

thanks,

g
 

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