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Toilet Cistern inlet valve not closing completely

I discovered a wet floor in my granny flay bathroom the other day, and quickly found that the toilet cistern was overflowing. The overflow outlet isn't plumbed to anything, and it's not one of those ...
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No cold water in toilet tap or cistern

Please forgive me if I get any terminology wrong here, I know nothing about plumbing… We have suddenly stopped getting cold water in our downstairs bathroom and cistern. No issues with hot water ...
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Toilet keeps leaking from the cistern pipe going into the back of the pan

I have a persistent problem of the pipe leaking at the back of the pan, the toilet has been replaced, the pipe has been replaced and the seal has been replaced 3 times, it still leaks, I’m at my wits ...
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How does a drain back valve / Bleeder Orifice for winterization work on a foot valve water pump system which might have air leaks?

I have cistern which is filled either by truck or pumped from the lake. To connect to the cabin, there is a pipe with a foot valve at the bottom, and a pump with a pressure tank at the bottom of the ...
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New toilet fill valve's plastic back nut not compressing rubber sealing washer enough to seal cistern inlet hole

My cistern inlet hole was seeping. I bought a new fill valve, removed the old fill valve, removed the sealant applied to cistern inlet hole, and installed the new fill valve. What doesn't work ...
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What are the pros and cons of putting a downstairs toilet's cistern in an upstairs cupboard or converted loft, to save space in a tight cloakroom?

As the question says. I have a tight downstairs cloakroom in my house, that I'm redesigning. The inches taken up by a typical cistern behind the toilet is a problem,it pushes the seat too close to the ...
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I have an old porous "fruit cellar" of stone/concrete mix crumbling apart. How can I close it off and fill it in? Same with an old leaky cistern

Our house is almost 100 and has a fruit cellar crumbling below our front porch. We had it repaired 3 times but given it is made of a stone/concrete mix the foundation repairs continue to crumble & ...
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IBC Tote fill valve

I am repurposing a 275 gallon IBC Tote as a water cistern. I want for it to fill automatically and stop when full like a toilet fill valve. Is there anything that I can adapt to the lid? What should I ...
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Can I glue the float back onto linkage to my toilet fill valve?

The part (circled in red) has snapped off - I think it belongs to the entry fill valve. I have placed the knife in there to stop the cistern from filling and overflowing. Should I try and super glue ...
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Toilet won’t flush and found this floating in the cistern

Toilet won’t flush when using the handle. It’s like there is air in the mechanism which doesn’t allow it to fill. Found this floating in the cistern. The whole cistern fills up fully but when you ...
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Concealed toilet cisterns attached by screws to dry wall. Are they secure?

I've noted several post-2000 build apartments that have concealed plastic toilet cisterns that are secured at the rear to dry wall by 4 screws. They are lever-type cisterns, so there is also a toilet ...
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Toilet cistern besides the toilet

I am wondering if it is possible to install a built in cistern next to the toilet. Please see the image attached - the idea is to have a cistern in the short dividing wall next to the toilet bowl. ...
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missing seal on Geberit UP200 system between braided hose and fill valve

I've recently descaled the flush and fill valve to solve a leaking problem on my Geberit UP200 concealed cistern, however when I reassembled everything, there is now a leak between the braided hose ...
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(UK) Toilet flush makes a vibrating, grinding sound just at the start of filling

I had a bathroom renovation including totally new toilet (using the existing plumbing) with new cistern, pan, etc. After installation, but not immediately, I started having this vibrating / grinding ...
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Is it normal for a siphon in a toilet cistern to tilt to the side when the toilet is flushed?

I've noticed some cisterns have siphon units that are not secured at the top. Every time the toilet is flushed, the top of the siphon moves or tilts to one side. For example, in the following youtube ...
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UK - Leak on inlet on toilet cistern - New Parts

few videos and reading the instructions figured replacing the innards on the old flush system we had/ just broke was within my means but I've hit a roadblock. Currently having a leak from the inlet. ...
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Water flowing into toilet for too long after flush

When I flush my toilet the cistern seems to struggle with filling up because so much water continues to flow into the toilet bowl and I don't know why. I've removed the cistern top and pulled the red ...
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Braided stainless steel water supply hoses versus rubber hoses

I've noticed some apartments that use both for water supply to faucets and toilet cisterns. I understand that the braided hoses are rated for higher pressures, but how do they compare in terms of ...
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Broken rubber seal - leaking toilet cistern

The black rubber dome on the underside of my toilet cistern cracked and flooded my bathroom. What's it called? What's it for? What measurements do I need to make to buy a new one? What tools do I ...
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Solar powered water pump

I have really low water pressure in my home at about 15 PSI and sometimes even 0. I already have a check valve on my main 3/4" line from the water meter. Since electricity is pretty expensive where I ...
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What product or method to waterproof an underground concrete-bottomed water cistern?

I have an existing 42" diameter x 11' deep underground water cistern installed in my backyard that I am starting to use for irrigation. It has HDPE walls and poured concrete bottom. There is no ...
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Reduce speed of existing well pump

My existing well pump (at 550 ft deep) is a nearly brand new (installed last July) 3 wire pump and I do not want to replace it. However, I now have a 1500 gallon underground cistern in which to store ...
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Bury water pipes, gas line, and electrical pipe

I am building a floor to house the water cistern, future electrical power generator, and propane gas tank in the far back corner of my house. The main water line comes from the front of the house and ...
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Water pump electricity

Where I live, the water pressure from the water utility is very low (About 8 PSI average). I am considering getting a jet pump with a 33 gallon pressure tank and a 400 gallon water tank for when there ...
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How can I open an older type Gustavsberg cistern toilet?

Can anybody advise how to open this type cistern...? I tried to loosen nut on top but did not want to force it. Thanks
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Replacing Ceramic Toilet Cistern

I have a damaged toilet cistern which is beyond repair. I was wondering if I was to install a new cistern how I would know my new one would be 'compatible' with my current set up? Is there a degree of ...
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Fixing an inwall toilet constantly flowing

I have a Schwab inwall toilet. Water keeps flowing heavily after flushing. I took everything out of the wall and found that the reason is because the ?hammer doesn't come back up again, therefore the ...
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How to fix a cistern float that jams

The float in the image is in a cistern. Sometimes it jams right at the top so the water keeps on filling and doesn't stop. Is there a way to lubricate or fix this type of float to prevent it from ...
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