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Mike-H

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:31 am Reply with quote

When I flush the toilet there is a loud groaning noise. It sometimes sounds like a steam boat has pulled into the bathroom icon_smile.gif If I turn the sink cold tap on after flushing the sound increases.

Iím sure it is something easily fixed but I can not see what is causing the problem.

Thanks, Mike.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:11 am Reply with quote

Hi Mike.

It's probably caused by an old diaphram washer in your valve, vibrating just as the valve closes.
Turn the water off.
Strip down valve, taking note how to reassemble.
Replace diaphram washer (usually a round black disc).
Reassemble.

Simples.

Andy.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:01 pm Reply with quote

or fit a new valve which you may find quicker and easier

Later, you can repair the old one at your leisure on the kitchen table, as a spare, if you want, but they are not expensive.
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Mike-H

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:12 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I need to do some graft then. icon_sad.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:14 pm Reply with quote

Mike-H wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I need to do some graft then. icon_sad.gif


Yup about 5 mins work, such a graft icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:16 pm Reply with quote

Are all valves the same?
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Mike-H

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:18 pm Reply with quote

John506 wrote:
Mike-H wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I need to do some graft then. icon_sad.gif


Yup about 5 mins work, such a graft icon_smile.gif


So i'm lazy, shoot me icon_smile.gif plus I will need to take the damn thing out find a replacement and refit. Now if i only lived near the local plumbing merchant life would be so much easier. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:20 pm Reply with quote

some are set height.
some are adjustable.
some have a ball.
some don't.

what have you got now ?
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Mike-H

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:24 pm Reply with quote

looks a bit like this-

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/52836/Plumbing/Toilet-Fittings/Bottom-Entry-Toilet-Cistern-Ball-Valve

If that is the right height then i'm sorted. If not they do an adjustable one icon_smile.gif

for £4 i think I'll just get a new valve. credit crunch... whats that?
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Mike-H

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:34 pm Reply with quote

Do they work with ball cistern? They do not have the arm that I would expect to see.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:38 pm Reply with quote

no they don't have a ball they have their own float.
fit any cistern.
more chance of fitting them than the ball type as the ball needs more room for ball/arm.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:51 pm Reply with quote

so that one part replaces the valve, arm and ball? It should fit into the existing space and magically shuts knows to stop filling the cistern.

Crickey, whatever next, lights that work at the flick of a switch?
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Mike-H

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:04 pm Reply with quote

You cheeky scamp. They look like affiliate links. I may not know diy but I know websites icon_smile.gif

Thanks for the info. I used your links, but I will probably drop by the store on route home and pick one up.

Cheers,
Mike.
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