Where could I buy this to repair

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  1. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

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    This shower drain leaks from trap.
    Where could I find those on my photo.?
    How do you describe it-name?
    Can I replace that rubber underneath there shown on the photo?
    Thanking you.
     

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  2. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Looks like a mcalpine shower trap, available from screwfix. Have a look on the mcalpine page to find yours…
    https://mcalpineplumbing.com/traps/shower-traps-accessories

    if it’s in ok condition and the threads haven’t been damaged, and the rubbers ok etc, you could pull that rubber off and clean it up and put it back(with a small smear of sealant if u wanted, not to much or the rubber may slide about) then put a bead of sealant on the underside of the waste grid and then screw all back together. If you don’t have the tool that slots in to the waste to tighten it up, you can use the removable grid part with grips or two screwdrivers in to tighten together, be careful though as these can be brittle.

    If not you can always buy a new one for £10-15.

    Hope that makes sense:)
     
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  3. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

    Excellent suggestion.
    I have bought the unit to get rubber washer.
    Thanks a million
     
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  4. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

    I bought a unit to obtain the rubber washer .
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    The rubber washer above is the one I removed to replace with the new.
    I think the old one was placed up side down ! The grooved surface was up.
    The pictures on the new unit I bought the grooved surface to face down away from the contact with shower tray. I followed as the picture suggested
     
  5. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Yes grooved surface down is correct as per the drawings included:)
     
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  6. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

    You were very helpful. It is very much appreciated.
    Best Wishes
     
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  7. JOMEL

    JOMEL Active Member

    Hi Tapman 1.

    Nice its sorted.
    But you realise you are the local expert on these now.
    Join the club.

    Johnny M
     
  8. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

    I think there are some discussion had gone on in here about the right way up for the rubber washer .
    We (myself and pppmacca43) in here in our earlier replies had got it wrong:(. My shower is still leaking and searching Google seem to suggest I had placed the rubber washer incorrectly.

    The multiple grooved surface should face upwards (towards the undersurface) towards the shower tray.
    I have redone it this way round and let me test if I have got it right in few hours!!o_O

    It is very unfortunate company Mc Alpine produces this waste trap has not put clear instructions!
     
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  9. sparky steve

    sparky steve Screwfix Select

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  10. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Looks like the grooves are downwards in the instructions. Tbf either way round it’s fitted I would expect it not to leak if it’s been tightened correctly and silicone above and below.
     

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  11. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

    May be me not put the silicone above & below Where I'd gone wrong!
    I did put silicone above but not on the rubber washer undersurface.
    (Some watched videos on YouTube suggested not to put silicone on rubber! Confusing!)

    I had repaired it for the second time prior my posting and let it dry.
    I will wait and try before undoing to put silicone on both surfaces:).
     
  12. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Hopefully will be fine this time mate. Yeah silicone on rubber can cause them to slide about and squeeze out, that’s why I would only put a small bead, just helps take up any imperfections. Those mcalpine ones aren’t to bad for sliding off anyway as if memory serves me right they have a lip holding them in.
     
  13. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Looks like the mcalpine website pictures show the rubbers flat side up too, not that it means much lol
     

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  14. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

    Mine is an old shower tray (over 25 years)
    It has 1.5" X 19mm Mc Alpine without that "lip"(you showed it on picture) at the edge of the trap to stop rubber washer from moving out of its position..
     
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  15. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    One of these then, I would have fitted older ones but a long time ago lol
     

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  16. Tapman1

    Tapman1 New Member

    It seems to have done the trick.
    Tested today and see no leak.
    I keep my fingers crossed.:)
     
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  17. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Brilliant well done
     
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