Sealing rubber washers.

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by yorkshireboy, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. yorkshireboy

    yorkshireboy Member

    My usual plumber is busy at the moment so I am fitting a new basin and WC at my own home.
    My question is when fitting all the various washers and gaskets on the cistern and wastes,do you use a smear of silicon on the rubber or not.
    Many thanks in advance.
  2. tomplum

    tomplum Active Member

    silicone is an absolute must, there is nothing worse than a leaking bottom conection after all the work is finished, but its a messy thing to work with it gets everywhere, its a monster you have to control or it can do lots of damage to cloths carpets curtains yyyuuukkkk i hate it, but without it the whole plumbing industry would collapse,:)
  3. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    apply a little silicon around the basin waste, do not use anything on the WC pan connector.
  4. G Brown.

    G Brown. New Member

    1st thing i do on a basin is throw away the rubbish (mostly) seals they provide with the basin waste, i use clear silicone instead.
    Never have used silicone on a w.c.

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