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Alternatives to Fluidmaster Bottom-Entry Lever & Fill Valve Cistern Pack

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Twofingertyper, 23 Oct 2018.

  1. Twofingertyper

    Twofingertyper

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    Hi all,

    Having recently used the above to replace faulty parts (after some issues fitting all now seems well) I wondered if there were any higher quality versions of similar parts that were available and recommended?

    For the most part I am happy with the replacement, but the handle is rather plastic and flimsy, I am sure it will last and do the job, but from a cosmetic viewpoint are there any alternatives that offer a more solid handle?

    Cheers,
    TFT
     
  2. polesapart

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    Fluidmaster are the best IMO, and the lever version can be operated by a single finger!

    Perfectly durable so long as you don't pump it vigorously like the failing syphon you replaced.
     
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    I used to fit Torbeck valves but much prefer Fluidmaster with the brass tails.

    PRO45B / PRO75B and the relevant cistern repair packs

    Never had a problem with them.
     
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    I agree witht he OP, the cheap look and feel of the handle lets it down.
     
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  7. Twofingertyper

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    Sorry to be so long in coming back on this - I think they're fine quality wise, but the handles lack the quality of the ones that I am replacing (which are quite old school but pretty) - I will definitely be going with the brass shank (learnt that lesson!), are their any alternative handles for 'upgrades' or if I'm being picky should I just get a button flush?
     
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