Overflow pipe on bottom of toilet cistern advice

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  1. StevieG

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    The downstairs toilet has been moved ( due to extension) and the toilet was plumbed back in but not to an exterior wall...

    The over flow pipe on the close-coupled cistern comes out of the base of the cistern, not the side, and is now a fair distance to the outside wall.

    Therefore... can the overflow pipe be fitted to the soil-pipe ? If so how..

    ..Or... can a syphon with a built in overflow be fitted in the cistern... if so is there any way the overflow hole at the base of the cistern can be plugged ?

    Hope this makes sense... Cheers
     
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    Yes, you can fit a syphon which has a shorter column which then will let it overflow internally down the pan. You then need to get a stopper to block up the hole where your old overflow exited the cistern.
     
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    NO!

    If you do this, you will not know that it is overflowing and wasting water.

    Very painful if you are on a meter. :LOL:
     
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