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Goldeneye
05-16-2009, 09:08 AM
My mum and dad have a cast iron bath with a rigid over flow and a copper trap from either just before or just after ww2.

We tried to removed the waste and overflow to fit a sprung combined waste and over flow. the over flow was disconnected no problem and the new one fitted but the waste will not come out! I dunno what to do now :(

The nut underneath was cut off as it was ceased from about 60+ years of not being used. but even though its all flush the waste just will not come out.

Help please!!!!!!

jimbo
05-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Please post pictures

hj
05-16-2009, 01:31 PM
We have no idea what you did or are trying to do, because the drain and overflow are a combination, so if you change one part you would normally do the whole thing at the same time.

kingsotall
05-16-2009, 09:21 PM
But I do like the title of the thread. :cool:

Goldeneye
05-17-2009, 01:07 AM
We have no idea what you did or are trying to do, because the drain and overflow are a combination, so if you change one part you would normally do the whole thing at the same time.

Not all are combined. ours is from just after world war 2 are has a rigid overflow that terminates outside of the building like in the picture on the left in this link.

http://www.showerdoctor.com/removing_cast-iron_bath.php

And it is being replaced with a new type like this.

http://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/sprung-plug-bath-waste-overflow-ek321-p-2376.html

We got around the problem using a dremmel to cut away the brass locknut and prized it away from the threads. if I can find them il take some pictures of how bad they were. but here are the old overflows and the copper trap.


http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/Scottwood75/IMG_0792.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/Scottwood75/IMG_0791.jpg

kingsotall
05-17-2009, 07:45 AM
That olds trap rocks! I've never seen a trap drain on the side like that.

Goldeneye
05-20-2009, 05:40 AM
That olds trap rocks! I've never seen a trap drain on the side like that.

Yeah, bet it wouldnt open now though!