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    ? Non standard tap valves.

    Would a valve still fit if I could get a brass reducing bush to fit?
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    ? Non standard tap valves.

    That's worth a try.
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    ? Non standard tap valves.

    Thanks, not too sure about that. Will give it some thought.
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    ? Non standard tap valves.

    Is there such a thing as a non standard tap valve? I have a dripping tap on my bath mixer tap. It is 28 yrs old. Must be a 3 /4" valve I thought, decided to have new tap heads as well so sent for a tap reviver kit with acrylic heads to match sink taps. Went to fit one on cold side first, easier...
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    What's this?

    Ok thanks. Cleared that up.
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    What's this?

    Sorry, a cistern it is. Haven't a clue about what you mentioned. Can you elucidate please.
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    What's this?

    Can anyone tell me what this is? T is located on the overflow pipe where it exits the main cold water tank in the loft. I have not noticed it before as it was covered by the tank insulation. Not a good picture I know, sorry. The pipe comes out at the bottom of the photo and the tank is behind it.
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    ?problem replacing cistern

    Thanks terryplumb and CBW, have a Dudley Edge syphon, meant to mention this, I realise it has an internal overflow wanted to plug old one but the other half wanted a back up in case internal one did not work, not worth arguing with her! Will try to cut old bend lengthways and see if it will...
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    ?problem replacing cistern

    finally got it back together and no leaks so far, only flushed it once at the moment. Had to change the Torbeck fill valve to a Fluidmaster with a brass shank, which I had in reserve as trying to get 6" flexi tail to screw on to plastic one I got it cross threaded, only a short tail and it does...
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    ?problem replacing cistern

    Yes did put a new doughnut washer on, did seem quite firm. Have it back in place waiting to connect mains connection. If leaks will check doughnut but how to check them if bought online?
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    ?problem replacing cistern

    Hi Just Pumps, I tightened the wing nuts alternately a bit at a time. I took cistern off again but plate did not look bent when off. Cleaned up old plate as it seemed a bit thicker. Cistern did not look even when I put it back on, leaned over to the right slightly. Held it level while tightening...
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    ?problem replacing cistern

    Thanks. I have rescued the old one out of the bin, it is a bit thicker. Just derusting it at the moment. Will try with that one.
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    ?problem replacing cistern

    Tried to tighten evenly but how has the plate bent? Will try a readjust. There are 411 reviews of this on Screwfix but after scrolling through loads of them, not all, can't see anyone else having this problem but on reviews of these on Amazon on different products a few people do mention the...
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    ?problem replacing cistern

    I have removed the cistern as it was leaking somewhere. It is a Shires make put in our new build 26 yrs ago. Got a new close coupling kit from Screwfix. Watched all the videos on how to do this, (always looks easy doesn't it?), Got the new syphon down pipe in. Dudley, put new bottom plastic nut...
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    Closed coupled wc leak

    Thanks for info people. That has cleared things up.
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    Closed coupled wc leak

    Thanks for reply but my query was about whether there should be a washer of some sort between the fixing plate under the cistern and the cistern body as one of the videos showed a thin one which the plumber reused, but other videos did not show a washer.
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    Closed coupled wc leak

    I recently fitted a replacement Dudley flush syphon, a few days later noticed water dripping from the left hand wing nut thread. I emptied cistern, dried all round the flush down pipe, noticed that black was coming off from the internal washer, so maybe perishing after 27 yrs! Applied Fernox...
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    Rubbish Torbeck valves

    Will have a look, thanks.
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    Rubbish Torbeck valves

    Another Torbeck problem. Plumber replaced a like for like Torbeck valve which I had bought as I knew the shank length would be the same length as very short pipework so knew it should fit. Worked for a few days despite it dripping from the blue screw on cover to the diaphragm housing, then it...
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    Tap valve reseating

    Thanks I suspected a new tap might be needed.
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