AU752345B1 - A device for a waste water outlet - Google Patents

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AU752345B1
AU752345B1 AU40279/01A AU4027901A AU752345B1 AU 752345 B1 AU752345 B1 AU 752345B1 AU 40279/01 A AU40279/01 A AU 40279/01A AU 4027901 A AU4027901 A AU 4027901A AU 752345 B1 AU752345 B1 AU 752345B1
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    • E03CDOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER; SINKS
    • E03C1/00Domestic plumbing installations for fresh water or waste water; Sinks
    • E03C1/12Plumbing installations for waste water; Basins or fountains connected thereto; Sinks
    • E03C1/20Connecting baths or bidets to the wastepipe

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Patents Act 1990 COMPLETE SPECIFICATION STANDARD PATENT Applicants: PHILIP JOHN MUIRHEAD and RONALD GERRARD SCOMAZZON Invention Title: A DEVICE FOR A WASTE WATER OUTLET The following statement is a full description of this invention, including the best method of performing it known to us: 2 A DEVICE FOR A WASTE WATER OUTLET The present invention relates to plumbing components and is particularly applicable to PVC components and connections to waste water discharge outlets.
In a typical domestic application the waste water discharge outlet from a bath needs to be connected to a waste water pipewhich in most circumstances is not located directly below the bath.
Accordingly interconnecting pipe work and fittings need to be installed in order to connect the outlet of the bath to the waste water discharge pipe.
The major problem with interconnecting the bath outlet with the waste water discharge pipe is properly installing and aligning the right fittings within a very small space located below the bath. In many situations location of the discharge pipe and any other pipes needs to be properly planned during construction of the building in which the bath is located. Typically the outlet from the bath must enter rigid piping set in concrete and be discharged through a fixed floor of some description and the location of this outlet must be properly aligned with the discharge outlet which is also fixed in position.
If the outlet from the bath is not aligned with the waste water discharge pipe then at present the main way of dealing with this problem is to install an interconnecting aligning component which consists of a disc like base having an outlet in the bottom thereof and a disc like lid with an inlet in the top thereof. The lid is able to rotate with respect to the base and this permits a waste outlet from a bath or other plumbing fitting to be connected with an out of alignment waste water discharge pipe providing the inlet of the lid is able to be rotated to a position where it can be connected to the outlet of the bath when the outlet of the base component is connected to the discharge pipe.
The problem with the above component is that it 3 fixes the problem after the cause and only allows complete flexibility with interconnecting out of alignment components. This is because when one of the inlet or outlets of the component is fixed to the bath outlet or discharge there are only limited positions to which the other part of the component can be rotated in order to align with the other plumbing fitting. Furthermore the component described above is specifically designed for interconnecting a bath outlet and a waste water outlet pipe and is not designed to be fixed in a concrete slab.
This is because if this component was fixed in a concrete slab it would not be possible to rotate the top part with respect to the base part.
The present invention provides an alternative device which in its preferred form acts as an interconnecting component for plumbing pipe work/fittings.
According to the present invention there is provided a device for a waste water outlet havimg an inlet for connection to a waste water conduit, an outlet for connection to a discharge pipe, a base portion and a top portion connected to the base portion and movable with respect thereto, and wherein the top portion includes a first portion movable with respect to the base portion and a second portion including the inlet being movable with respect to the first portion, whereby the position of the inlet may be changed with respect to the outlet.
Preferably the first portion is connected to the base portion.
The first portion may comprise a lid with an opening.
The second portion is preferably adapted to be connected to the first portion to cover the opening.
Preferably the first portion is generally circular.
The first portion may be rotatable with respect to the base.
Preferably the first portion fits inside the base 4 portion.
According to an alternative embodiment the first portion is slidable with respect to the base.
The base portion may have upwardly extending side wall portion with a receiving portion for receipt of the first portion.
Preferably the receiving portion includes an inner rim adapted to support a peripheral wall of the first portion.
Preferably the side wall portion comprises a peripheral wall of the base portion.
The outlet may be located in the bottom of the base portion.
It is preferred that the outlet is offset from the centre of the bottom of the base portion.
The first portion may have a receiving region for receipt of the second portion.
The receiving region may comprise an opening in a top surface thereof and an inner peripheral wall surrounding the opening.
Preferably the opening forms the inlet.
The inner peripheral wall may include an inwardly directed flange adapted to support the second portion thereon.
The second portion preferably comprises a generally flat top surface with a downwardly directed outer peripheral wall.
The first portion is preferably a shallow inverted cylindrical container.
The first portion preferably has a generally flat top surface with the receiving region forming a large opening therethrough.
The second portion preferably comprises a generally flat top surface with a downwardly directed outer peripheral wall.
It is preferred that the second portion is generally cylindrical in shape.
II I 5 According to one embodiment of the present invention the second portion is slidable with respect to the first portion.
Preferably the inlet comprises a passage through the top surface of the second portion.
Preferably the second portion includes an inner peripheral wall which surrounds the inlet.
The inner peripheral wall preferably includes an inwardly directed rim at a lower end thereof.
The passage is preferably located between the centre of the second portion and the outer peripheral wall.
It is preferable that the second portion is coupled to the first portion whereby it is rotatable with respect thereto.
The second portion preferably has a major width greater than half of the width of the first portion.
The periphery of the second portion may extend from adjacent the periphery of the first portion to a position beyond the centre of the first portion.
The first portion is preferably a circular lid.
The second portion is preferably a circular lid.
It is preferred that the device includes a seal between the first portion and the base portion.
It is preferred that the device includes a seal between the second portion and the first portion.
Preferably the device includes a lid which fits over the first and second portions.
Preferably the lid includes a lower wall which is adapted to engage in a space between the first portion and the base portion.
The outlet is preferably located in the centre of the base portion.
The words "comprising, having, including" should be interpreted in an inclusive sense, meaning that additional features may also be added.
A preferred embodiment of the present invention 4 6 will now be described by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: Figure 1 shows a front cross-sectional view of a device for aligning plumbing fittings in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention; Figure 2 shows the device fixed in concrete or a timber floor; Figure 3 shows a top view of the device shown in Figure 1 excluding a lid; and Figure 4 shows a top view of a lid for the device shown in Figure 1.
As shown in Figure 1 the device 10 is a generally cylindrical receptacle which has a width much greater than its height.
The device 10 has a centrally located outlet 11 extending from a bowl shaped base 12. The base 12 has a slightly inclined bottom surface 13 and a vertically upstanding peripheral wall 14.
The top of the wall 14 is provided with an outwardly extending horizontal flange0 The internal surface of the wall 14 is provided with an inwardly directed rim 16 which supports a main rotational head 17.
The main outer rotational head 17 has the shape of an inverted cylindrical container and has a flat top surface 18 with a large cylindrical passage 19 therethrough surrounded by a cylindrical wall 20 with an inwardly directed rim 21 which is adapted to support inner rotational head 22.
The inner rotational head 22 has a similar shape to the outer rotational head 18 and is also provided with a passage 23 which forms the inlet to the device 10. The passage 23 has surrounding wall 24 which extends further downwardly into the inner chamber of the device 10 than the wall 20. The lower end of the wall 24 is also provided with an inwardly directed rim Both the outer rotational head 18 and the inner I' i I' l IJ ,II,0 7 rotational head 22 are provided with downwardly directed peripheral walls 26 and 27 respectively.
The bottom end of wall 26 rests on rim 16 and is separated from the adjacent wall 14 by a locking sealing ring 28 which is preferably of neoprene. Wall 27 of the inner rotational head 22 is separated from wall 20 of the outer rotational head 18 by a smaller neoprene locking ring 29.
A circular lid 30 with a downwardly directed circular wall 31 fits over outer rotational head 18 and inner rotational head 22.
The wall 31 is provided with a peripheral sealing ring 32.
The base 12 is also provided with anchor webs 33 which extend between the bottom wall 13 and vertical cylindrical wall 34 which extends downwardly from an inner end of the bottom wall 13.
The outlet pipe 11 extends through the centre of this vertical wall 34.
In use, a plumber would ascertain the height of a waste outlet by aligning the top of lid 30 with the top of a proposed concrete slab After determining the position of the device it is glued to 100mm pipe work or bushed down to receive 50mm pipe work.
If the pipe work is shallow then the device is wire tied to the four equispaced anchor points 33 then pinned down to avoid flotation when the concrete is poured.
Once the concrete has been poured the device is embedded and lies idle and completely sealed until fit out. To fit spas, baths and shower trays, walls are notched for water proofing. After all debris has been cleaned up tabs 41 on the lid 30 are broken off at prising points 42 using a screw driver. The lid 30 is then prised off of the rest of the device 10 and a length of pipe required to interconnect the outlet of the spa, bath or .i i 8 shower tray and the inlet 23 of the device 10 is connected therebetween.
Once the measured pipe has been connected to the outlet of the spa, bath or shower tray, supports may be placed below the bath to take the weight.
The rotational heads 18 and 22 may then be rotated to an approximate entry position, the inlet 23 may then be rubber greased and the opposite end of the measured pipe may be inserted into the inlet 23.
Because outer and inner rotational heads 18, 22 may be rotated independently it is possible to attach the outer end of the measured pipe to the inlet 23 at almost any location within the confines of the device Because the device 10 is already connected to the discharge outlet pipe no further fitting is required.
Figure 2 also shows how the device 10 may be connected to a timber floor 43 by screwing the outer lip to the floor boards 43.
The above embodiment thus describes applications of the device 10 in which it is permanently fixed in a floor which may be concrete, wood or any other material, with the outlet of the device 10 coupled and fixed to the discharge outlet pipe. Because the device includes a lid which does not protrude very far above the level of a concrete floor there are limited dangers associated with tripping over upwardly extending pipes which are preformed in concrete using conventional plumbing fittings.
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1. A device for a waste water outlet having an inlet for connection to a waste water conduit, an outlet for connection to a discharge pipe, a base portion and a top portion connected to the base portion and movable with respect thereto, and wherein the top portion includes a first portion movable with respect to the base portion and a second portion including the inlet being movable with respect to the first portion, whereby the position of the inlet may be changed with respect to the outlet.
2. The device as claimed in claim 1 wherein the first portion is connected to the base portion.
3. The device as claimed in claim 1 or 2 wherein the first portion comprises a lid with an opening.
4. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the second portion is adapted to be connected to the first portion to cover an opening in the first portion.
The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the first portion is generally circular.
6. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the first portion is rotatable with respect to the base.
7. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the first portion fits inside the base portion.
8. The device as claimed in claim 1 wherein the first portion is slidable with respect to the base.
9. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the base portion has an upwardly extending side wall portion with a receiving portion for receipt of the first portion.
The device as claimed in claim 9 wherein the receiving portion includes an inner rim adapted to support a peripheral wall of the first portion.
11. The device as claimed in claim 10 wherein 10 the side wall portion comprises a peripheral wall of the base portion.
12. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the outlet is located in the bottom of the base portion.
13. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the first portion has a receiving region for receipt of the second portion.
14. The device as claimed in claim 13 wherein the receiving region comprises an opening in a top surface thereof and an inner peripheral wall surrounding the opening.
The device as claimed in claim 14 wherein the opening forms the inlet.
16. The device as claimed in claim 15 wherein the inner peripheral wall includes an inwardly directed flange adapted to support the second portion thereon.
17. The device as claimed in claim 1 or 16 wherein the second portion comprises a generally flat top surface with a downwardly directed outer peripheral wall.
18. The device as claimed in claim 1 wherein the first portion is a shallow inverted cylindrical container.
19. The device as claimed in claim 1 wherein the first portion has a generally flat top surface with the receiving region forming a large opening therethrough.
A device as claimed in claim 1 wherein the second portion comprises a generally flat top surface with a downwardly directed outer peripheral wall.
21. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the second portion is generally cylindrical in shape.
22. The device as claimed in claim 1 wherein the second portion is slidable with respect to the first portion.
23. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the inlet comprises a passage 11 through the top surface of the second portion.
24. The device as claimed in claim 23 wherein the second portion includes an inner peripheral wall which surrounds the inlet.
25. The device as claimed in claim 24 wherein the inner peripheral wall of the second portion includes an inwardly directed rim at a lower end thereof.
26. The device as claimed in claim 25 wherein the passage is located between the centre of the second portion and the outer peripheral wall.
27. The device as claimed in anyone of the preceding claims wherein the second portion is coupled to the first portion whereby it is rotatable with respect thereto.
28. The device as claimed in claim 27 wherein the second portion has a major width greater than half of the width of the first portion.
29. The device as claimed in claim 28 wherein the periphery of the second portion extends from adjacent the periphery of the first portion to a position beyond the centre of the first portion.
The device as claimed in claim 29 wherein the first portion is a circular lid.
31. The device as claimed in claim 30 wherein the second portion is a circular lid.
32. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims including a returning seal located between the first portion and the base portion and a further returning seal between the second portion and the first portion.
33. The device as claimed in any one of the preceding claims including a lid which fits over the first and second portions.
34. The device as claimed in claim 33 wherein the lid includes a lower wall which is adapted to engage in a space between the first portion and the base portion. A device substantially as hereinbefore 12 described with reference to the accompanying drawings. Dated this 17th day of July 2002 PHILIP JOHN MUIRHEAD and RONALD GERRARD SCOMAZZON By their Patent Attorneys GRIFFITH HACK Fellows Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia S/ -'OK,
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