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I have a noisy toilet it has been like this for a few months. we flush the chain and that noise is made. not all the time though. sometimes when we turn on the tap it goes away, sometimes it doesn't. I don't know what type of valve/flush system it has? or how to fix it. I have read about noise in the plumbing and some posts say inlet valve replacement. I am not too sure what to do here and I don't want to pay for a plumber as that could be expensive.
any help would be great
The noise is most likely caused by an ageing rubber washer in the float valve. As the washer ages, it becomes hard and brittle making it unable to absorb vibration caused when the water flows in to the cistern. Replacing the washer will cure the noise. seals according to Toilet Suite Manufacturer
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Hot Water Tap on Bathroom Basin slow to a dribble can you help?
Over the last week the HW tap on the bathroom hand basin has slowed to a dribble. I took the tap apart and found nothing wrong. Opening the stop valve slowly to max and it still dribbles out so there must be a blockage in the pipe or the stop valve is blocked.
The bath tap is fine so a blockage in the pipe seems unlikely.
Do the rotating ball type stop valves seize up? It opens and closed normally.
I would suggest taking that ball type valve off, and having a look. These valves have a surprisingly small bore, and anything could end up causing a blockage. visit Ideal Standard and Armitage Shank Tap and Basin Spares
Leaky Toilet After Replaced Siphon Valve
I've replaced the siphon valve on our loo. Whilst I was at it I also replaced the doughnut seal as well (as recommended). I put it all back together again but the blasted thing is leaking - not by much, its just a small drip which to come from the underside of cistern and rolls down the pipe connecting it to the pan, and thence onto the carpet. So, I have a loo that flushes, but now it leaks a bit. Great :-(
Am not a DIY expert at all (treat me gently chaps), so I am all out of ideas. Having managed to sort out the main problem, am maddened by the niggling little leak that has popped up.
Hi, Are you totally sure that it's the doughnut that is leaking? As occasionally this can mask leaks from other places such as the bolts that go through the bottom of the cistern and secure it to the toilet or it may even be leaking from the syphon?
Occasionally you do get slight defaults in the cast itself meaning that washers etc.... do not form a complete seal and the disruption from replacing the syphon may have brought this to light,
You can also use silicone but you will have to leave it to set before reassembling. Once the silicone has set you can then fill with water and check for any leaks and once you are sure there are none, you can put it all back together
When it comes to silicone, try to use a weather proof version as this will help in the long term and also aid in setting if surfaces are slightly
Removing Spout From Mixer Tapto Replace Washer Due to Leak?
My kitchen mixer tap is leaking where the spout meets the main tap area, and I need to remove the spout so that I can fit a new washer. I understand the spout should be easily removable by either loosening a small screw at back or by twisting spout to find an area where it can be lifted out.
1. There is no screw
2. I have tried repeatedly to find the lifting point for spout without success.
Can anyone help please?
Sometimes the spout is held in place with a collar that needs to be unscrewed first.
Really without a picture its only guesswork as there are so many different taps about
No Hot Water From Bathroom Mixer Tap?
I am new here and am having problem with my mixer tap in the bathroom that now stops giving me hot water. The cold water works fine which doesnt help during the cold days.
The tap had been replaced before due to the above issue where the hot water tap stopped working. At that time, I thought the hot tap of the mixer was broken.
Now the same thing is happening again. It was a gradual process where the amount of hot water coming out was decreasing over a 3week period. Then it stopped completely where there's no hot water for 2 weeks. I left the tap closed for a week. Then I opened it one day, the hot water came out but this lasted for a week. The amount of hot water coming out slowly decreased each time the hot tap was opened. Now, it's not giving me any hot water at all.
The current tap is about 3 years old. The hot water taps are working fine in the bath and kitchen mixer taps. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what could possibly have gone wrong here?
Toilet Won't Stop Filling After Replacing Side Entry - Help!
I replaced the side entry system yesterday and it worked great, had to adjust the screw to lower the level of the water. Then this morning the system won't stop filling. So having to turn water off after each flush! Have I done something wrong or is there a problem with the new side system?
If the cistern is continually filling either the ballcock is catching or stuck on something or its faulty keeping the valve open. Or you mean the toilet pan is still filling? if so the siphon it faulty not the water valve. (Change the big thing in the middle) Turn and pull out or you may have to remove the cistern from the pan to get underneath to the fixings if its an older toilet.
I have to repair a leak on a close coupled toilet
We've jsut replaced the whole cistern on our close coupled toilet. the push flush button broke and the fill was taking ages, we looked at getting replacement parts but it worked out cheaper to buy the whole cistern from wickes (where we originally got the toilet anyway). From what my hubby could see they're all pretty similar from different DIY stores anyway, but the whole cistern included all the inards that we needed, and would include that seal you need too. Also if you're like all the other people in wickes they just go in and pinch the seals/parts they need out of the ones on the shelf anyway, so when we went to get ours we had to sift through to find one that had eveything in it!
Oh forgot to say ours was fitted with the 2 screws you mention and it fitted fine, only difference was we now have a slight gap from wall where it sits, which wasnt there before, so they must be slightly slimmer tanks, but is only slight and hubby has wedged something down there to stop any movement. Hubby says there are rubber cones/washers to stop the leask on these screws too.
Here's a start.. D,I,Y Vidoes
You'll probably find the diaphragm is all torn up.
The diaphragms come in a variety of sizes so it might be as easy to change the whole thing.
If you are really lucky and you have a Dudley turbo, this is serviceable in situ.
You'll need to remove the Flush Plate to access the cistern before you can do anything. That's the problem with built in cisterns-at least they didn't tile over the panel! or call us on 01482291992
Toilet - constantly dripping