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Dilby

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Hi all -

Digging out my downstairs bathroom concrete floor to change a shower waste for a new tray. Was hoping it to find a standard compression connection on the end but it goes to one of those ball joints and then seems to be connected to another pipe via a solvent weld through the wall. I don't fancy digging into the wall and through what looks like the damp course, so does anyone know if there's a way to connect to this ball joint that was part of the original waste instead?

Image attached - thanks!

 

CBW1982

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Personally haven’t seen one of those before, looks like a big waste for a shower. It also looks damaged around the top so recommend new piece.
 

snowhead

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The Ball joint looks to be part of the original shower waste.
Th pipe beyong the ball looks like it may be 50mm that's solvent weld to a 50 / 40 reducer, or may have come with the 40mm socket end.

It may be worth cutting just after the rounded part of the ball before it straightens to see if you can get a 50mm reducer into that.
Failing that you may be able to peel the grey (50mm?) off the reducer and solvent onto it.
 

Ben-gee

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Looks like a dallmer wetroom waste to me.
As snow head says it has a solvent weld 50/40 reducer, beyond that you have 40 pipe .

I would not try to reconnect at the balljoint, you are really pushing your luck and high chance of leaking in future.

If you don’t want to renew/ dig out any more then you will have to remove what you have from the pipe and rejoin to that.

Been covered before, but careful cutting, sharp chisel, paint stripper heat gun etc is the way to go.
 

Rob Foster

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Hi all -

Digging out my downstairs bathroom concrete floor to change a shower waste for a new tray. Was hoping it to find a standard compression connection on the end but it goes to one of those ball joints and then seems to be connected to another pipe via a solvent weld through the wall. I don't fancy digging into the wall and through what looks like the damp course, so does anyone know if there's a way to connect to this ball joint that was part of the original waste instead?

Image attached - thanks!

Can you re take your piccy with a ruler accross it so we can establish its od ...looks like a tasty one ..centralheatking
 

Ben-gee

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Used to be what you got with Impey wetroom gear, I think it was called Solo.
 

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