Bathroom Fitting Question

My waste pipe underneath my bath is leaking but the bath itself is completely sealed in with non-removable tiles. what is the best way to repair leak?

7 Answers

Best Answer

Whatever happens you will have to gain access underneath the bath to repair the leak.

Answered 19th Dec 2011

Smc Plumbing and Heating

Member since 17 Nov 2011

To go in from below would be costly. I know they say completely sealed but if you have 1 spare tile a good tiler/ multitrader could remove 1 tile and then create a hole in the panel to check on the leak.

Answered 20th Dec 2011

RJH Plumbing & Heating

Member since 19 Dec 2011

Most bath wast pipes are run above floor.... so taking ceiling down, below bath will not help you at all....

Answered 5th Jan 2012

Octopus Plumbing Ltd

Member since 3 Jan 2012

Apart from taking part of the ceiling below the bath down you will have to remove tiles and bath panel.
Should have left an access panel.

Answered 19th Dec 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008


Remove tiles and panel to ensure leak is fixed properly.

This is the only problem with tiled in baths.


Concept building services

Answered 19th Dec 2011

Concept building services

Member since 1 Jan 2008

From below. Basically put a hole/holes in the ceiling below to locate the faulty part. If the leak is bad then your plasterboard will be knacked and need replacing anyway so a hole will be irrelevant.
Regards AC Plumbing.

Answered 19th Dec 2011

AC Plumbing

Member since 4 Jan 2009

prob be best accessed from below if possible through ceiling.

Answered 19th Dec 2011

George Giles Home Improvements

Member since 2 Nov 2008

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