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Fitting new toilet

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mattwood22, 14 Dec 2016.

  1. mattwood22

    mattwood22

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    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of fitting a new toilet.

    The new toilet has its inlet on the opposite side to the last, and the clean water pipe comes horizontally making using a flexible tap connector a bit awkward. I would ideally also like to add an isolator valve too. Hopefully the attached picture shows you what I mean....

    The best plan I have come up with is as follows. Does this seem logical to you or am I missing something obviously simpler?

    1. Cut the horizontal pipe arrox 1/3rd accros it's length.
    2. Attach a push fit isolator valve
    3. Add a small peice of copper pipe
    4. Add 90 degree elbow pointing downwards.
    5. Small piece of copper pipe again
    6. Use a 300mm flexible tap connector with push fit end to joking the pipe to ten cistern in a u-bend shape.

    Many thanks in advance for any assistance!
     

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  3. You can get flexi pipes with an inbuilt isolator; so you would cut off the pipe to the required distance to it's new location, attach the flexi pipe, and then fit it to the cistern. Have a look at the Jg speedfit pipes on screwfix for a few ideas, and then you might need to find a local plumbers merchant for something a bit more sophisticated.
     
  4. mattwood22

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    Cheers doggit.

    I bought a flexi with a valve yesterday but it was nowhere near as bendy as I imagined. Think I may just give up on the isolator and cross my fingers for no problems!
     
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    Cant you just change the fill valve position in the cistern? Take it out of the left side, remove the blank from the right and swap about?
     
  6. mattwood22

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    No blank unfortunately, although clearly that pan would take it either side
     
  7. mattwood22

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    Cheers for your assistance folks.

    Went for this in the end, and worked great. Cheaper than the plastic one I bought first time round, and much more flexible. Was trying to avoid compression joints as I decided push fit would suit a novice like me but glad I gave it a go.
     
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