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Slow flush

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by goggle, 19 Nov 2003.

  1. goggle

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    I have close coupled toilets. One is worse than the other in that it doesnt flush effectively. Like you can flush several times to get rid of the contents :oops:. The siphon is one of the standard plastic ones with the big rectangular diaphram/washer. There was quite a lot of scale in the tank but even with it removed the flush is still slow.

    Does anyone know a fix to speed up the flush?

    Do the flapper valve type of outlets work any better than the normal siphons?
     
  2. masona

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    Sounds like your diaphram has split,when you keep flushing it you're building up the pressure to make it work. Renew the diaphram,if you don't want to take it apart then replace the whole flushing unit.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. The diaphram is ok, and it's easy enough to get the flush started, it's just the water doesn't get out of the tank fast enough to do its job.
     
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    must be the outlet part blocked (partialy) for £3.49 get a whole new syphon, see this
     
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    Agreed,the outer casing of the flushing unit tend to expand over the years and water escape up the side even though the diaphram is okay.
     
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