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Poor Toilet flush

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by BruceS, 20 Apr 2004.

  1. BruceS

    BruceS

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    This is similar to the problem Benson had.
    I have installed a complete new close coupled toilet, the one in the Wicks cat. but it does not seem to flush very well.
    It fills up properly and when you push the lever it seems to work properly,apart from the fact that it does not seem to empty the cistern enough, ie a fair amount of water at the bottom of the cistern after flush. (100mm)
    I have changed the handle crank position, and also plugged the over flow to get more water in than the 6 litres but this does not seem to have helped - any suggestions?
    PS I know some one may say its the diaphram but this is also new - unless it has moved or is kinked?
     
  2. peter anderson

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    By law you shouldn't have a new toliet cistern which gives you more than 6 litres. Do you just want a bigger flush because thats what you are used to or is it because your current flush doesn't clear all the waste from your toilet?
     
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  4. BruceS

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    Reply to Peter Anderson - I only increased the quantity of water as a temporary measure to see if it helped the situation, because the cistern does not seem to empty enough. All the waste from the toilet is not always cleared.
     
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    Close coupled toilets are notorious for leaving behind some waste material due to not having enough 'head' of pressure to flush through.
    I have two of these toilets and they both leave nasties behind :eek: from time to time.
    You will have to live with it or keep flushing or steer clear from close coupled toilets in future
     
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    or shoot them :LOL:
     
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