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How to get wall flange to seal?

Aneil
Junior Contributor

How to get wall flange to seal?

Help!

I've bought some new taps for our shower. The spindles were too short so I bought some ceramic disk spindle extenders. It doesn't leak but I'm stumped as how these flanges are supposed to fit. 

Any help is appreciated!

 

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Aneil
Junior Contributor

Re: How to get wall flange to seal

Update.

Bunnings service team got back to me letting me know that the flange extender for this model had been discontinued. 

Decision is to just silicone the flange to the wall and fill the gap rather than trying to make the rubber look good behind the flange. 

 

I just want to give a big shout out to @MitchellMc & @EricL . I know you both put in some serious time to try and nut out a solution with me and you are AMAZING. Can't thank you both enough. 

Just figured out how to tag someone so if I can figure out how to do a before and after collage of the bathroom Reno I will.

 

Thanks again guys!

Aneil
Junior Contributor

Re: How to get wall flange to seal

Update:

I've siliconed the flanges to the wall (to stop them spinning or moving forward) and placed some silicone in the gap. Masking tape wouldn't hold the flange against the tiles while it cured so I used gaffa tape. 

 

I am concerned that the tape will stop the silicone from curing (especially where there's grout and a slight difference in tile depth) but it won't do any damage. I'll give it 24 hours, gently pull it off and see. 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to get wall flange to seal

Hi @Aneil

 

Thank you so much for the update. I totally agree that you should take the gaffa tape off slowly to avoid damaging the seal. Most silicones are air-activated so even just a little exposure will start the curing process.

 

Please keep us updated with your progress, we look forward to seeing the final look of your shower taps once the silicone has cured.

 

Eric 

 

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Aneil
Junior Contributor

Re: How to get wall flange to seal

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 Update: Silicone has done its job. Flange no longer moves forward and it's concealed the gap nicely. Could finish it with a nice bead around each but I'm sorta over it. 

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Aneil
Junior Contributor

Re: How to get wall flange to seal

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 Almost finished. Just waiting on a mirrored shaving cabinet to cover the majority of the window. 

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to get wall flange to seal

Hello @Aneil

 

What an amazing transformation. Thank you very much for sharing those photos of your bathroom renovation. The tapware came out very nice and the silicone sealant is very well hidden. The re-tiling of the shower area has made the entire bathroom look so much bigger. Plus the large tiles really give it such a modern look. 

 

Again, thank you for sharing your bathroom renovation project.

 

Eric 

 

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Aneil
Junior Contributor

Re: How to get wall flange to seal

@EricL I've still got plenty to do around this joint and enjoyed problem solving this with you. Thanks again for your advice and your ear :smile:

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