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Waste trap under bath leaks

I fitted a new waste trap under my bath yesterday but it leaks, the bit that fits up into the bath section is the section of it that is leaking. I just bought a the standard part from plumbers shop - took the old one along, so the size etc is correct. Not sure where I'm going wrong. Can anybody help?

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Put the putty under the flange where it makes contact with the inside of the bath, push the flange to the bath & tighten nut underneath. Trim off excess. Have an overflow pipe [not intergral] make sure the top & bottom of the collar have rubber seals
If the whole lot is plastic there may well be a leak down & along the thread of the waste.[it comes from the o/flow pipe collar] Silicone the thread and tighten nut. make sure it's dry first - silicone & water do not make a happy couple

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You need to put plumber putty around the fitting where it makes contact with the tub.

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