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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    I drilled holes and screwed the cistern to the wall
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    I ended up using my wife's carving knife and a saw blade
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Thanks for your help guys.. Managed to fix it in the end..
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    I've pulled off the little bit of the finned seal..the pipe edgeis pretty much flush with the wall..
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    I think my measurement for the waste pipe in the wall didn't account for the end of the old pan connector still attached to the pipe as it only measured just over 90mm and the connector I've seen is 110
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Will this do the job?
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Could you please link a pan connector I need as there are several ones. Would I need to apply any sealant to the end of the connector?
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Yes I was hoping to replace the existing flush system that has 2 rods from the button to something newer that has the cable attached to the push button.. The pipe on the wall , there is no room for movement really as it looks pretty well stuck firm.. The connector I guess will just slot inside...
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Thanks for the helpful replies again guys.. I've never done anything like this before so all comments appreciated.. OK so the waste pipe looks like the pic attached.(apologies in advance, tbf not as bad as I thought, definitely no smells, lol) .i think the toilet literally slotted into the hole...
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Thanks mate.. I'll probably do that as wel .. Does anyone know of any way I can replace the dual flush rod type with the newer plug in button type. The issue I've got as mentioned earlier is that the flush button hole is rectangular and all the newer push buttons are all round..if I get the...
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    OK finally managed to get the cistern off the wall with a lot of elbow grease and my wife's carving knife.. So there was adhesive holding the cistern onto the pan as well! So a bit of advice from you experts. I need to replace all the inside with a 2 in dual flush (rod type) and the inlet...
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Thank .. I'll give it a shot tomorro ..
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    I can't get a hand saw down from the top.. I'll see if I can get it from the sides and try the oil method you mention .. Will any oil do or machine oil?
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    What a silly design !
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    I'm struggling to get the cistern off the wall I've used the blade from a hack saw to try and cut away at the pva or whatever is holding the cistern to the wall but not having much success.. I've removed the screws holding the toilet to the floor and there is a bit of movement when I pull at the...
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Yeah changed that when I first went to investigate.
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Are you referring to the washer at the bottom of the cradle or the one at the bottom of the flush valve, I did replace the one with a new one but no joy and to be fair the one at the bottom of the flush valve appeared fine..
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Yeah.. After thinking long and hard I think I'll try and keep the existing flush valve and replace washers on the bottom.. I'll need a new inlet valve though as I think I broke the other.. The button was only an issue if I wanted to replace the whole flush valve with the non rod type that just...
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    Not having much joy finding a rectangle button !
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    Can't get cistern off, please help!

    I will have to remove the whole toilet off the wall .. I'll find some wire to remove the back off the wall.. I'll post back once done with my progress.. Thanks for the replies guys.
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