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Concealed toilet cistern

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by tomsim, 24 Aug 2020.

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    Every concealed toilet cistern I have been to has panels that you push upwards to remove. Or push down to reinstall after fitting or maintenance. I went to one where it appears it is removed by pulling the panel forward. So the toilet needs removing. Seems a real pain. Has anyone had this before thanks.
     
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    Yes ,plenty of them about. Ridiculous designs !!
     
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    That's the clips
     

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    I thought so you can't work on it the flush pipe etc without removing the toilet.
     
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    Correct. The pan has to be removed/ pulled forward. Last one I fitted had wooden dowels between front panel and the cabinet / carcass !!
     
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    This one may do too. It appears to have then top of the unit.
     

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    Probably has ,those toggles alone wouldn't keep the panel aligned.
     
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    Have to repair one leaking on flush pipe as leaves cistern and we're enters pan. And seaminly cant get access without removing the pan
     
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    "Ridiculous designs!!" - Amen.
     
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    I did imply they maybe best of swapping the whole lot. Including the vanity unit. But would the white of a new vanity match the rest of the bathroom sweet?
     
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    Guess there's no serect tips. Just an awkward job.
     
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    Yep ,pan moving out is the only way .
    Takes more time ,so you charge more to do it.
     
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    It's a single unit for the concealed cistern. The basin is on a different wall. If I got a new unit and cistern is it likely the white will match the rest of the suite? Another problem is the height of the unit for the concealed cistern is only 750mm. So there isn't enough height on the unit to have the cistern heigh enough to get the flush pipe to go square in to the toilet. Thanks.
     
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    Anyone's guess as to if the shade of white will be exactly the same ,I suspect it may not be.
    What's the height of the cistern ,top to bottom ? Could you source a shallower one ?
    How much higher does it need to be to marry up to the pan ?
     
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    Cut the flush pipe to suit.
     
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