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Removing toilet cistern temporarily

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by SamHolmes2021, 12 Apr 2021.

  1. SamHolmes2021

    SamHolmes2021

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    Morning,

    I'm having the toilet replaced with a toilet/sink combi unit and I want to take the cistern off so I can prep/repair the wall ready before the plumber comes.

    What would I need to do to remove it safely? I've attached pics. The pipe on the left has a tap for the main water at the bottom and on the right is the overflow

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  2. Jajodu

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    In your first picture i see a stopcock, the pipe it feeds fills your cistern, but it also goes vertically on from there, so turning it off will have an effect on whatever is at the end.
    Turn it off, flush the toilet to empty the cistern and then use old towels to soak up the rest.
     
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  4. SamHolmes2021

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    Thankyou. The pipe with the stopcock turns all of the water off in the house. Will it be okay to turn this off whilst I remove the cistern?

    Also, will I need to attach a blanking plug or something onto that pipe once the cisterns removed?
     
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    You're going to have to cap the feed pipe to the cistern so you can have the rest of the house operating as you work.....do shift all of that white paint first!
    John :)
     
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    With the stopcock turned off, open the highest cold tap in the house to admit air, then flush the toilet to drain down the pipework and make sure no water is passing the stopcock, or you may have an unexpected flood.
     
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