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Just drove 30m to a emergency call out, water through ceiling. The landlords handyman installed a new bathroom last year, silly get hasn’t tightened the hot polyplumb tap connecter. It has a fibre washer... is this normal? I wouldn’t know, as I don’t use plastic.

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Normally a rubber washer

Guess he’s lost the rubber and installed a fibre
 
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Everywhere is closed and I need to get the water back on. Can I use another fibre washer Shaun?
 
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Tell me about it
Get some ptfe wind it into a rope to suit the fitting and squirt in some silly cone off you
go..good luck . its poo being on ur own at this time of day
feel for you fella, Rob Foster Aldi often have washer packs
fibre or rubber in the middle bit and are open until 8 pm Saturday
aka centralheatking
 

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Everywhere is closed and I need to get the water back on. Can I use another fibre washer Shaun?
You can try using an o ring if you have on
 
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I’ve left now, I used fibre washers. The handy man can go back and swap the washers, he’s got the basin to refit and cladding for the bath panel. I only fix leaks on emergency call outs. The landlord is fine with that
 
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Everywhere is closed and I need to get the water back on. Can I use another fibre washer Shaun?
Another fibre can be used, an oring if you have one, isolation valve, stop end, water on, fix another day. Also don’t know where you are but Wickes and B&Q open til late?

Edit: sorry, my iPad was playing up, it does that sometimes :mad:
 
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Funny that I had a call out two weeks ago same thing normal fibre washer instead of a rubber in a poly plumb tap con
I know years ago they used to be on certain ones fibres, maybe polyplumb didn't change?
 

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I now carry 15mm and 22mm rubber Hep washers.
Rob’s idea of using plenty of ptfe tape to make a washer might seem to be a botch, but it does a good job.
 

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It has WRAS approval, just requires modifying to actually use - like a lot of WRAS approved fittings. In this case remove sawdust, remove snot, clean up all surfaces and apply rubber cone washer..
 

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