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broken wickes wc cistern

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by billybob150811, 3 Jul 2019.

  1. billybob150811

    billybob150811

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    mum of a friend has a wickes wc cistern with some mechanical linkage and its broken I have been sent the pictures but cant be bothered to post them as I don't want the job I believe the cistern is concealed in some bathroom furniture
    my question is there an easy remedy I am looking to pass on advice only as these jobs arnt my stock in trade
    it does sound like a little job that isn't going to go well
     
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    you cant be bothered to post the pics but hope somebody can be bothered to offer advice?
     
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    I,ve been in this game 40 odd years I know an all day take the cheap bathroom furniture apart, find spares that arnt for sale, put it all together and all for a big thank you and a few quid
    if you need this job I,ll pass your details along
     
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    not sure if i can sort it out.. i'm an apprentice trained coded welder with 42 years experience ...but could have a good crack lol
     
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    I do know how you feel... No good deed goes unpunished and all that! I have a SIL who thinks a day's work from me is worth a few cups of tea and a smile... Said smile soon fades when I give her a reality check :rolleyes:

    However, do post the photos. We may be able to give you some guidance which you can use to explain what's involved to your friend. :)
     
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    think banjodean could be the man practical skills mechanical bias this is a cable operated lever/cam operated syphon he comes across as a really decant bloke and he might point me in some sort of direction the picture I refered to were taken by the lady and arnt that helpful I was going to restrict myself to advice only as these job usually go need a new operating button new one is bigger/smaller different shape so you need a new mdf panel its the wrong shade/profile/size and the job goes on and on
    some firm got thousands for fitting a new bathroom why don't they do it Your bang on no good deed goes unpunished
     
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    You’re not charging enough. Try to price higher and give your customer what they’ve asked for.
    Bet you’re never busy.
     
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    one your dead right jeff I don't charge enough but I work on site so these are just stupid nothing jobs I don't want and don't do
    all these tv shows about over charging no on mentions most plumbers do a decant job and don't charge enough
    but no im not busy because I don't do these im strictly an advice person
     
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