Cistern Water Feed

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  1. karlitob1983

    karlitob1983

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    Hi all


    The water pipe that feeds the toilet cistern leaked a few years back. I popped a flexible pipe on it, it came with a shut off valve and simple for me to fit.


    However, it’s started to leak again. The washer is worn and I swapped it out ( with a fibre washer that I had). Still leaking at the red circle.


    So - will I go for another flexible valve (are there better quality ones)?

    Or maybe this is the time to tackle pipe work, as I feel more confident to do it now.


    Appreciate the benefit of your experience. Thank you.
     

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    Looks like it's cross threaded ,the nut seems to be askew .Could be the camera angle though. Try a rubber washer instead of fibre.
     
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    Remove the PTFE thread tape and refit the flexi.
     
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    Flexi looks too short.

    Andy
     
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    Well spotted. Your head gets in all sorts of angles.
    Will try rubber washer also.

    Is this type of connection appropriate?

    Thanks
     
  7. karlitob1983

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    Too short? It’s only started leaking a few days back after a few years being there.
     
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    Thanks. I thought I was going right!
     
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    Ah good man

    I was thinking that a few elbows, and a new shut off valve would do the trick. I have some copper pipe but no pipe bender. Could I ask you to guide me on what products I’ll need to do that job?
    Thanks
     
  12. Harry Bloomfield

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    If you fit the item listed above, you do not need any extra parts, except for perhaps a new fibre washer.

    Your present problem is the plastic spout you are connecting to, is not as robust as a brass version would be - so you cannot tighten up enough to get a seal. Swap the plastic part for brass - problem solved.
     
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    Gee, never heard that given as a reason before.
     
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