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Cistern plumbing - help needed with cold feed connector size

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by onwards, 16 Apr 2011.

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    Hi
    I'm replacing the toilet cistern valve which is well past it use by date with a Torbeck Ecofil bottom entry valve.. The new Torbeck connector is shorter than the original by 5mm so i need to do a small amount of plumbing work to re-connect the cold feed.
    The pipe size is 15mm so i thought I could use a flexible connector from the isolating valve to the valve inlet. I've had a look at screwfix but I'm unsure what i need. Would a standard tap connector do it if I connect it to a stub of pipe coming off the isolating valve. Ideally if it should had a nut at either end I could connect direct to the isolator.
    Hope this makes sense.

    All help appreciated...

    This is what needs replacing:
     
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    Forget the torbeck. Get the Fluidmaster Pro (with a brass shank.....)

    if this is still too short, get a 'tap' extender, basically its a brass M/F 1/2" section that will extend the threaded part of the inlet valve by some 10mm.

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    I opened the Torbeck and it's partially fitted so I think I'm stuck with it.
    The question I'm asking is would a standard tap connector do it or are the sizes wrong...
    TIA
     
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    The thread ought to be the same, 1/2" British Standard Pipe Thread.

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    I bought a 15mm x 1/2" tap connector from screwfix with built in isolator which done the job..
    thanks
     
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