There are three primary types of waste kit. The traditional plug and chain waste is well known to everyone. A retainer plug and chain waste is one where the plug fits into the overflow grill when not in use to keep it out of the way. Plug and chain wastes usually include either a ball chain or a link chain. Most plug and chain wastes will match most freestanding baths. A click clack waste is one with a sprung plug which operates like many modern basin wastes, you push the plug in and it clicks shut, push it again to click it open, with click on clack wastes a chrome cover matches over the overflow hole however stands slightly proud of it in order to not block it. A pop up waste is one that is managed by a chrome dial that fits over the overflow, a cable runs on the outside of the tub from the dial to the plug and turning the dial causes the cable to move and operate the plug. Most click clack and pop up waste sold in major chains is not going to match most traditional freestanding roll high baths.
Concealed or Exposed Waste Kit
A concealed waste kit is one which is assumed to be fitted in circumstances the place solely these components which might be fitted inside the bathtub shall be seen, so that each one the pipe work on the outside of the bath - the overflow pipe, trap and outlet pipe can be plastic. An uncovered waste kit is all metal/chrome with no plastic elements and is all designed to be seen. A traditional double ended freestanding tub if positioned more or less towards a wall might be fitted with a concealed waste kit because the pipework might be hidden between the bath and the wall. A single ended traditional freestanding bath will often have all the pipework seen when seen in profile wherever you put in it so for these and for double ended baths that are away from the wall you would more than likely fit an exposed waste kit with a chrome trap and outlet pipe.
Thickness of Freestanding Baths
Most traditional freestanding baths are a lot thicker than customary panel baths and this can cause a problem with many waste kits. All waste kits have a components that sit on both side of the plug and overflow holes and join collectively to kind a sandwich construction with the wall of the bath being the sandwich filling and elements of the waste kit on either side. For plug and chain wastes the components of the waste kits typically connect with a threaded bolt so as long as the bolts are long sufficient (which they usually are) then these kits will fit on any thickness of overflow or plug hole. However most click clack and pop up wastes use instead of a bolt a wide bore plastic threaded tube which may be only 7 to 12 mm thick, this isn't hick enough for most traditional roll top baths.
Fitting a Trap to a Freestanding Tub
Freestanding baths either with or with out feet typically have reduced clearance below the bath and a regular size bath trap may not match between the tub and the floor. In case you are able to enter the ground beneath the bath then a gap will be made in the ground for the trap to fit into, if nonetheless your flooring is concrete or of for aesthetic reasons you can't go into the floor then you'll need a shallow or extremely shallow bath trap which you might must get from a specialist.
Waste Pipe and Overflow Pipe Conflicts
When fitting an ultra shallow tub trap you'll find that the outlet pipe will run out on zicale1
the identical height as the overflow pipe is available in (or no less than at overlapping heights). This means that you may point the outlet pipe in any direction (by spinning the trap) however you'll be able to't point it back out directly the way that the overflow pipe is coming in because it will not match underneath it. When you do need to take the waste out towards the end or side of the tub the place the overflow is then you should use an outlet pipe with a right angle to run the outlet pipe out to left or proper of the overflow pipe.