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Can I glue the float back onto linkage to my toilet fill valve?

That whole assembly is the toilet tank fill valve. The float assembly below rises as the tank fills and pushes up the tab that broke. That in turn pushes up the linkage rod and then the lever to turn ...
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New toilet fill valve's plastic back nut not compressing rubber sealing washer enough to seal cistern inlet hole

First off, and most important, get rid of all the sealant. You can carefully scrape it off with a razor blade or sand it off with some sand paper/emery paper. Make sure you have assembled the sealing ...
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Bury water pipes, gas line, and electrical pipe

Materials selection There are three materials that you can practically use for a buried potable water line: CPVC, PEX/PEX-AL-PEX, and copper. Of these, PEX is the easiest to install, while copper is ...
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What product or method to waterproof an underground concrete-bottomed water cistern?

From the potability standpoint I think you will want to definitely plan to have high performance hand operated water filter unit available to filter any water you would try to drink from this tank. ...
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Reduce speed of existing well pump

Simplest solution from scratch: - put the deep well pump on a timer that only lets it run for a short length of time when filling the cistern. Say 15 minutes every hour, or whatever ratio actually ...
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Replacing Ceramic Toilet Cistern

In the U.S., the tank (cistern) and bowl are sold together and are unique between manufacturers and models. You generally can't put one brand of tank on another brand bowl, just like you can't put ...
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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?

Have you considered a toilet with it's cistern/tank built into the wall behind the toilet - like this set? tank (amazon) toilet (amazon) Just examples, not recommendations As long as you have or can ...
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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?

You mentioned the possibility of greater inrush. At rest, when the cistern is filled and ready for use, the level of the water in the cistern might be some 30 cm above the rim of the toilet bowl. ...
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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?

The typical commercial toilets that don't have a visible tank don't have a tank at all. Instead they use what is commonly referred to as a Sloan valve. There are likely some other brands, but Sloan ...
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IBC Tote fill valve

You could probably use a common fill valve with a float. If you are anywhere near an agricultural area they will have these in hardware stores and feed stores, for automatically filling animal ...
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IBC Tote fill valve

Purchase a lid with threaded holes, or drill a hole in the lid you have, install piping in the form of a "J" and put a toilet fill valve (or other float valve) on the lower end of the J, ...
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Replacing Ceramic Toilet Cistern

I agree with keshlam, call Twyford for the cisterd's part number & get a di-rectum replacement. Butt, as long & brown as you match up the cisterd's dimensions along with all of its holes & ...
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Fixing an inwall toilet constantly flowing

Apparently that joint is wearing out. You may have to replace the whole assembly. The wonders of modern plastic. As a stop-gap I would try greasing it (not oiling it). With silicone grease. ...
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How to fix a cistern float that jams

A new fill valve costs about $10, so it's probably more cost effective to simply replace it. Procedure Turn off the water to the toilet using the shutoff valve Hold the flush lever on the toilet down ...
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Toilet won’t flush and found this floating in the cistern

I suspect that your siphon is similar to the one I've just replaced. We were having trouble flushing it, so I just swapped it out. The one I removed had two holes spaced about 1 1/2" apart on the ...
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Toilet won’t flush and found this floating in the cistern

Flush mechanisms are fairly straightforward. Diagnosing the problem is the first step. Correcting the problem may require an adjustment or a new flush mechanism. Diagnosis With the lid off of ...
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Toilet cistern besides the toilet

If you step back from "cistern" you've no doubt encountered "tankess" pressure-flush toilet at most public restrooms, either with a pipe like this, or with a button on the wall and less visible/...
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Toilet cistern besides the toilet

You can certainly do it with a separate tank toilet and some inventive plumbing, but the flush performance is going to be worse than a close-coupled toilet, especially modern low flush capacity ...
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Is it normal for a siphon in a toilet cistern to tilt to the side when the toilet is flushed?

That's going to depend on the type of valve and the material it's made of. In your video, the valve moves because of the force to lift the flapper. That's normal. You just have to make sure the valve ...
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Water flowing into toilet for too long after flush

"constantly push on the flush button until I feel a bit of tension go back into the button" (I've never worked on one with buttons) that's called jiggling the handle. That's what you have to do when ...
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Water flowing into toilet for too long after flush

Not knowing the specifics of your flush and valve system, I can only answer generally. The fill-valve stops the inflow of water when some sort of sensor, typically an actual float, reaches a certain ...
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Braided stainless steel water supply hoses versus rubber hoses

The braided stainless steel flex supply lines are just jacketed with braided stainless. The jacket is there for appearance and perhaps resistance to incidental contact damage, but has nothing to do ...
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Solar powered water pump

My thoughts are, use solar panels to trickle charge battery.Your ideas are feasible, Clearly you have a good knowledge. Hope this confirms your plans should be ok. Steve uk engineer. SIze water ...
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Solar powered water pump

If you are on a city or town water supply, ask the water authority as to why your pressure is that low and what steps they can take to increase the pressure.Has the water supply pressure always been ...
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What product or method to waterproof an underground concrete-bottomed water cistern?

I think you might have to put a bladder or liner in it. A liner similar to one used in an in-ground vinyl pool might work, but I bet there are liners specifically for this purpose. If you can get it ...
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What product or method to waterproof an underground concrete-bottomed water cistern?

There are epoxies which cure underwater and are commonly available as pool repair kits. One thing you might try is lowering the water level and caulking around the base of the tube with one. With any ...
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