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Quick Q's

1: I have to refit ano drain to the shower (the plastic rim on the last expired and water eventually leaked under the raised shower tray - luckily I tiled right under the tray as well).

The new one has a 'sandwich' rubberised gasket that sits top side of the tray and ano that sits below. The assembly screws together to seal. In theory at least.

Just wondered if any of the more experienced would recommend I also apply a sealant of some kind & in which case, which one?

It definitely had something similar on before as it took me hours to scrape it off - but also highlighted that it didn't really work anyway as it seemed built up on one side of the aperture but not the other, whereas, without any additional seal, and with clean, flat edges, which it has once more, the rubber seals supplied should compress better & work?

I have heard of plumbers gold (is it?) that people seem to apply liberally 'just in case' or, would a decent silicone do it just as well?

2:while stripped down, I can see that the actual plastic (is it?) of the tray surface is cracking ever so slightly around the rim - I would describe them as hairline and doubt that there is any ingress. I think the concrete composite (is it?) of the tray body below is sound albeit this is where it is thinnest of course. So, while these are mainly cosmetic (I hope), I wonder there any product you could apply to seal them off and stop their spreading out further - obviously a new try is a much bigger job?

Depends of course what the tray surface is made of - not sure - and I am not a sufficiently good chemist to know what will or could seal it.

Many thanks.


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I have used Fernox LSX in these situations as a belt and braces solution. I am not sure it is necessary but I felt happier using it.

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Installed properly the waste should seal without any silicon or anything else. As fot the cracking in the tray it could just be minor crazing or maybe summat else. Pics are always useful.

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