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Cistern weeping

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by crockhamtown, 27 Sep 2021.

  1. crockhamtown

    crockhamtown

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    My wc cistern is fixed on the underside with a bolt and wing nut. The wing nut is damp and rusty. There is an occasional drip. Is there anything I can do to cure it?
     
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    Sounds like a close coupled cistern, needs a new Close coupled kit including donut washer.
     
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    Most unlikely tightening the wing nuts will cure the weep unless it is a new install so yes it does sound like cistern off and replace the donut.
     
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    Another possibility, although slim...
    Do you get condensation on the bottom of the cistern?
    One of mine gets a lot of condensation and finds the lowest point to drip off, which happens to be the bolt.
    Though probably not as likely during this recent spell of warm weather.
     
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    Thanks CBW, just jumps and RandomGrinch for your advice. It's much appreciated.
     
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