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Wickes slim plastic cistern - side fill to bottom fill?


 
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1066

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:54 pm Reply with quote

I want to replace an old slim plastic cistern with something similar. The existing one is a push button one with bottom fill and bottom overflow but I can't find a direct replacement.

Wickes do a slim plastic one for 22.00 which sounds good but is side fill and side over flow although the info on the Wickes website says it can be made into a bottom fill with additional items.

I went into my local Wickes today to ask what was required but they didn't seem to have a clue.

Has anyone any experience with this cistern and know what is required - I know I could re plumb for side fill but there is not much room.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:49 pm Reply with quote

Get a flush mechanism with a built in overflow so no external overflow pipes required. Bottom or side entry is just a case of drilling a core hole in the base and blanking off the side inlet hole.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:52 pm Reply with quote

http://www.bes.co.uk/products/119.asp

see above for blanking plugs (also bottom entry plastic cisterns
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:03 pm Reply with quote

the wickes one already has a bulit in overflow in the syphon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:51 pm Reply with quote

Might be worth looking at Fordham. Google "Fordham cistern"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:27 am Reply with quote

I prefer a side fill, one less place to leak, and you can change the valve without having to drain the cistern
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1066

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:41 am Reply with quote

Thanks guys - After a bit of research I see the existing one is a Fordham. A replacement one looks as it will be over 100 so is a non-starter.

The ones from BES look promising so I think that is the way to go - 29 including vat and delivery and are bottom or side fill anyway.

1066
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:58 pm Reply with quote

oldbuffer wrote:
Might be worth looking at Fordham. Google "Fordham cistern"
Fordham Flush Panel icon_idea.gif Used to replace high level clunkers icon_lol.gif where the pan was close back to the wall - Now high level Victorian repro is back in fashion : If you`re in 1066 country icon_wink.gif Look no further than the Plumbers Mate in Eastbourne - they even have a website now.
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