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    Toilet removal

    Its very possible that you can take out the 2 securing screws out from the toilet and slide your plank /planks underneath, just line your toilet up so everything looks straight, don't worry about trying to exactly match the original holes in the floor. As for your sink, if its the one in your...
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    Toilet removal

    Thank you very much mate, appreciated
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    Toilet removal

    I cannot see any of the links people have posted, I see the pics no problem but clicking on the links all I get is a page with this message " Unfortunately, due to the ongoing crisis the product page you requested is unavailable at this time. Here are a selection of similar options:" and then...
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    Toilet removal

    The cistern feed has a valve, do you mean the valve is on the inside of the cistern ? if so they are only about a fiver for a new one, just replace it . you may be able to get away with flushing the toilet and tying the ballcock up to stop it filling with water, unscrew toilet from floor, pull...
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    Toilet removal

    I am assuming that you are tiling the floor ? if so, are you overboarding before tiling ? if so, taking into account the thickness of the board, adhesive and tiles, you may have to change your soil pipe connector for a flexible one to accommodate the difference in height between soil pipe and...
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    Appologies mate, you were correct. I put in another valve ( as i bought a pk of 2 ) and that solved the foghorn. Other valve ia getting sent back as must be faulty. Problem i have now is, turning on cold water at any tap and their is a slight squealing noise. Reduce pressure on tap and the...
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    Thank you very much mate, I will try this when I get in from work. Appreciated (y)(y)
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    I changed the complete valve, not just the diaphragm, and in your words mate " FFS " its still the same, So changing just the diaphragm wouldn't have fixed it. Whats with the " FFS " no need for it, I was only asking for help, I would have changed it BUT because of the differences in...
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    I will just change the valve and see what happens. thanks for taking time to help me mate, appreciated (y)
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    To the best of my knowledge the waterboard haven't been doing any work in the area for at least a couple of years, I opened all taps then turned off the water, flushed both upstairs and downstairs toilets, then turned the water back on at stopcock, turning it slowly until I got the desired flow...
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    do you mean the orange / red float which screws onto the arm ? Thanks for taking the time to reply, appreciated
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    Hi, the house doesn't have a separate water tank as far as I know, its combi boiler central heating. it was old ducted air heating until my mother got gas ch put in about 20 years ago, they guy took out the copper water cylinder. hope this helps. This is the first time in 50 years that this...
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    ordered a valve, adding 2 pics, hopefully they upload. first pic the new valve I have ordered and second pic is the inside of the cistern. this toilet and cistern are about 50 years old lol. PS the string you can see on the ball was only to tie it up for a few minutes to shut the valve off
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    Ships foghorn, HELP

    Hey guys, I am after a bit of advice please, when flushed,my mothers upstairs toilet makes a sound like a foghorn when refilling the cistern, if turn on the cold tap at wash basin the noise stops or drops dramatically BUT if run hot tap instead of cold tap it makes the foghorn noise even...
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    Hairline cracks in metro tiles

    replace tiles, but first you got to find out why they have cracked, are they wall or floor tiles, sounds like too much movement of the subtrate , get the movement sorted before retiling it, or ya just gonna have the same problem in the future
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    Backer boards over plaster/plasterboard

    number 1, but make sure you screw the boards to joists / noggins, just screwing it to the plasterboard isn't a good idea if that's what you originally meant
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    remove grout on tiles

    LTP grout and stain remover should do the trick for you mate
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    Tiles on plasterboard

    yes prime it, Aquapanel also make their own synthetic Board Primer
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    Grout removal tool damages tiles

    as said above, try a bit sealer first, should that fail then you do have another option available to you cheaper than replacing a limestone floor, Buy some Honing powder, I use these guys...
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    Keeping Silicone seal round shower from going black

    yes it does work to an extent, best solution I can think of, when finished in the shower, thoroughly rinse and dry the tray/ silicon bottom row of tiles as often as possible, the majority of silicons turn black due to people rinsing shampoo off their heads, then that along with water lies on...
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