A obscured waste kit is one which is assumed to be fitted in circumstances where only those parts that are fitted inside the bath will be seen, so that every the pipe work on the outside of the bath – the overflow tube, trap and outlet pipe can be plastic. A great exposed waste kit is all metal/chrome without plastic material parts and is all designed to be seen. A traditional double concluded freestanding bath if placed more or less against a wall can be when you have a concealed spend kit because the pipework will be hidden between the bath and the wall. An individual ended traditional freestanding bath will usually have all the pipework obvious when viewed in profile wherever you install it so for these and for double ended bathrooms that are away from the wall you would probably fit an exposed waste kit with a chrome trap and wall plug pipe.
Most traditional freestanding baths are much heavier than standard panel bathrooms and this can cause a problem with many waste kits. All waste kits have a parts that sit on either side of the connect and overflow holes and hook up together to form a sandwich structure with the wall of the bathwraps being the meal filling and parts of the waste kit on either side. For put and chain wastes the parts of the waste kits generally hook up with a threaded bolt so as long as the bolts are long enough (which they usually are) then these kits will fit on any thickness of flood or plug hole. On the other hand most click clack and pop up wastes use rather than a bolt a wide bore plastic threaded tube that could be only seven to 12 mm thick, this is not hick enough for most traditional roll top baths.
Freestanding baths either with or without feet often times have reduced clearance under the bath and a standard size bath trap might not fit between the bath and the ground. If you are able to go into the floor under the bath then the hole can be made in the floor for the trap to fit into, if however your floor is concrete or of for aesthetic reasons you can’t go into the floor then you will require a shallow or ultra shallow bath capture which you may need to get from a specialist.
When fitting an ultra shallow bath trap you will find that it water pipe will run out at the same height as the flood pipe comes in (or at least at overlapping heights). Because of this you can point the outlet pipe in any direction (by rotating the trap) however, you aren’t point it back out directly the way that the overflow pipe is coming in as it will not fit underneath it. If you undertake need to take the waste out towards the conclusion or side of the bath the location where the overflow is then you may use an outlet water pipe with a right angle to run the outlet tube out to left or right of the overflow pipe.Read More