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hi, i'm a beginner at this so i dont know some of the basics.
i bought a flexible waste connector and assumed i could simply screw it onto the shower tray waste. It seems like the ends are the same type, and i still dont understand how male and female works.

IMG_20190522_173143.jpg sorry if this doesnt make much sense, its my first time doing some plumbing.IMG_20190522_173130.jpg
 

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Don’t use a flexible pipe it will clog. Use 1.5” pipe and solvent weld fittings
 
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Don’t use a flexible pipe it will clog. Use 1.5” pipe and solvent weld fittings
okay i'll do that, but which fitting would be suitable for it? would a straight connector fit over the threads of the tray waste?
 

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I suspect that that waste fitting under the shower is a compression fitting and you can slide pipe straight into it and tighten it in place
 

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You have your flexi the wrong way round the plain end goes to the shower tray waste. The big knuckle or nut end goes on to a plain bit of 40mm waste pipe that goes into your obtuse or 45degree joint that is near the wall and two copper pipes to the left of your picture.
 
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You have your flexi the wrong way round the plain end goes to the shower tray waste. The big knuckle or nut end goes on to a plain bit of 40mm waste pipe that goes into your obtuse or 45degree joint that is near the wall and two copper pipes to the left of your picture.
yeah, i've decided to remove the flexi and use straight pipe instead, thanks~
 

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Using solvent weld pipe and fittings would be better, as you are using a riser tray this should give you access to achieve this , failing that the flexi could be turned around. Kop
 
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Did it not come with. 45’ bend and washer and nut? Normally they do
i got the cheapest tray i could find so not expecting much, also i solved it using a flexi waste connector. i know its not the best method, but i've run out of time and effort
 

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Good thing we gave you the advice not to use a flexible then :rolleyes:
 

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