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marky9074

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:47 pm Reply with quote

Sorry more problems! Had a pre installed ideal standard dual flush valve in my cistern (its the type that overflows internally). I noticed that it had a constant flow of water once installed, so took it off and tightened the bottom back nut (thinking it was the external seal)

Once on again, it was still leaking. So I took it off, and had a look up with it full, and it was leaking internally, rather than through the external valve sealing washer.

All the overflow, float settings etc are ok. So is this a return or is there another seal I can look at? Seems like everything I have had from ideal standard has had a problem with it...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:07 pm Reply with quote

if you hold the valve half way down and twist it will come apart check if the rubber ring is seating fully.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:14 pm Reply with quote

The whole top spins around so the buttons line up....

Its this one:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:18 pm Reply with quote

looking at your one the clip half way down by the overflow needs to be held in to release and the same on the other side
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:33 pm Reply with quote

OK, I see grey seal at bottom... looks ok, no imperfections icon_confused.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:36 pm Reply with quote

you should be able to get to seal. i don't reconise that valve. sometimes you get a bit of rough plastic etc from when it was made.
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marky9074

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:41 pm Reply with quote

http://www.geberit.co.uk/geberit/inet/uk/wcmsuk.nsf/pages/prod-san-flus-valv-1

I got it from Ideal Standard, but it is identical to this...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:44 pm Reply with quote

Hi

Gerberit (s**t spelling)
Check mating surfaces are flat and free of limescale or whatever.
Push the two lower lugs in and the body will come off. remove as much limescale from the guide rail in the middle.
If that fail down to buildbase buy another 24.99+vat

HTH
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:48 pm Reply with quote

that cheap old rubbish from abroad that you get now days with new cisterns. i always change them for good english parts.
i can't see pic fully but you must be able to get to remove the rubber seal.
as on old ones they scale up after a few yrs and need cleaning.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:04 pm Reply with quote

So what's a good English part then?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:08 pm Reply with quote

dudley are good and the parts are easy to get hold of
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marky9074

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:14 pm Reply with quote

cheers for that..

and you really change out all your OEM stuff with english gear? Are the valves that bad then or just deteriorate after time?

Mark
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:18 pm Reply with quote

I need a decent spanner for the lock nut as I am mangling this one with the stillsons.... not seen one of these in screwfix.. is this a special plumber tool icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:30 pm Reply with quote

some are total cr*p and some just break after time and the spares are just not available.

i do mine hand tight then just nip up with a pair of pump

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/86411/Hand-Tools/Pliers-Cutters/Locking-Pliers/Irwin-Groovelock-12-300mm#

mind you must have a bag full of them nuts. icon_wink.gif
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