HOW TO CHANGE A BASIN WASTE – Plumbing Tips – Basics

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by in Plumbing Videos
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HOW TO CHANGE A BASIN WASTE – Plumbing Tips – Basics


This video covers how to easily change a basin waste. YES we know it moved a bit at the end. Was rectified but not in the video! We cover turning off the water, removing the old basin waste, sealing the new one with putty or silicone and then successfully tightening up the waste and trap to create a water tight seal. We then show you how to install the pipework and how to install the overflow. This method works for the pop up waste although we have done a video just for that.

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As you can see today, we’re changing over a little basin waste which has got a slightly flip plug basin waste in here. We’ve actually got about or of these to do. And we actually put up on out Twitter and our Facebook. And we popped out Plumber’s Mate which is a tool that you’re gonna have to use soon. It’s a putty that you can actually use and we popped that in the fridge earlier just to make that cooler because it’s about degrees outside today. It’s pretty warm. That stuff can be an absolute nightmare when it comes to, gets warm. It sticks to your hands and dribbles about. Be like Slimer in Ghostbusters. In a minute I’ll go into why I’m using Plumber’s Mate and not some of the other variations that there are for actually doing this particular type of job. So let’s have a quick look now. We’ve got our little one eye lens camera in there so we can get you right underneath the sink as well.

And you can get really good views to what to do. I hope this video helps you. Remember everybody, to hold tight. And I’ll see thee very soon. First things first, is obviously making sure there’s not water running into here, anything like that. Take it, oh my God, what is? This is the kind of thing you have to deal with when you see this sort of thing, it’s horrible isn’t it? I take this out the hole right there, in a minute we might need to stop this from twisting around and to do that you just sort of stuff a big screwdriver in there like that. And you can hold the screwdriver like so and then don’t have much of a problem with that moving around. If we go underneath, really it’s quick a simple job this is not a very difficult one. First thing we’ve got to do is just undo the two nuts that are holding our trap on. You might have a different sort of spin type of trap on here. Undo that now, obviously we’ve got lovely installed in here we’ve got this nice bit of things.

What we’re going to do is just twist this out. This is where it might bet a big manky this job. Usually you’ve got, yeah, look at that. Isn’t that beautiful? Usually at this point you can see, I’m just gonna get this. Look at that, beautiful, come with me darling. Oh my God, that is manky. So I’m sure you can see how manky it is under there, not nice at all. So anyway now we’ve got all that horrible stuff out. It’s making me really _. The next thing you’ll wanna do is just get your trap and just pour into, if you’ve got a toilet nearby, pour whatever you’ve got out of there. And if you so want to now, get that nice clean, just look at that in that dirty _. Right, so now we’ve got the trap emptied out like that. We’ve got the trap out and everything. We’ve dependent on what sort of plug guys you’ve got, you might just be removing the plug, really easy to do, it’s not a big deal. Let’s get under there with a pair of grips, what you’ve gonna find under there is a nut, a big black nut that just looks just like that under there. And what we need to do is we’re just gonna grab our grips and slacken that off.

And then we might need to grab the little screwdriver we’ve got on the top to stop the actual body of the basin waste from spinning round. There you guys can see that slacken it off there. Just a little bit. One more to do is to grab that. And then basically we can just take this whole nut off. Now we’ve got that out we should be able to just lift this out, just like so. Now we’re onto pretty much the next stage of the job. So it’s really important that everything’s dry when you’re doing this. So what we need to do, we go up here, we got to clean this down. It makes a good idea to give this a good clear off so when you’ve got your new basin hole in there it looks nice and clean. But also, while you’re getting ready for the next bit, it’s really important to get all this nice and dried out. Just stuff that up there. Stuff it under there.

Make sure that all that’s nice and dry. So the next thing you’re gonna want to think about doing is actually getting your new basin plug prepared and ready to go in. And this is also where I’m gonna come round to the different ways you can seal up new basin plug holes. Because there are quite a few different ways and everyone’s got their own kind of way of doing it.

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