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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2019, 10:00:16 AM »
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Im looking for outside lights that i can fit on the corners of the walls. The two most popular ones that are out there are not that great. Im looking for something modern/contemporary.
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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2019, 10:18:20 AM »
Your ball-c**k is possibly set too high as it knocks off the inlet once the water reaches a certain level.   There should be a plastic threaded bolt at the ball-c**k hinge that allows to to set how can much water to come into the cistern.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2019, 10:52:56 AM »
Your ball-c**k is possibly set too high as it knocks off the inlet once the water reaches a certain level.   There should be a plastic threaded bolt at the ball-c**k hinge that allows to to set how can much water to come into the cistern.
As soon as i touched that thread at the right the water started coming in again without it flushing.



I screwed it well down and flushed and can see it clearly go and and then raise up as the water fills up - but the water just keeps filling even when it goes as high as it can go.
Is that unit faulty?

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2019, 09:41:23 PM »
Yip, replace it...cheap as chips £15 - £20
Should just clip in and out easily enough
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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2019, 11:22:19 PM »
Yip, replace it...cheap as chips £15 - £20
Should just clip in and out easily enough
It should clip off near the top somewhere?
Not whole unit/pipe to bottom of cistern?

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2019, 11:54:21 PM »
Youíd want to be careful doing that,unless youíre handy enough.if youíre lucky there will be an isolation valve on the cold feed to the toilet.close this,using a flat head screwdriver.flush the toilet and make sure itís not filling.if you donít have an isolation valve at the toilet,you can isolate it at the tank if thatís the system you have.or shut the stopcock if itís mains fed.once you have the cold feed isolated,disconnect cold feed and replace the float valve.iíd recommend a fluid master with brass threads.
  P.s if you are isolating the cold feed from the tank then be careful with the valve.sometimes if they are old they can either shut but not open,or not shut at all.good luck with it.otherwise itís probably a £50 job for a plumber.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2019, 11:56:42 PM »
Your ball-c**k is possibly set too high as it knocks off the inlet once the water reaches a certain level.   There should be a plastic threaded bolt at the ball-c**k hinge that allows to to set how can much water to come into the cistern.
As soon as i touched that thread at the right the water started coming in again without it flushing.



I screwed it well down and flushed and can see it clearly go and and then raise up as the water fills up - but the water just keeps filling even when it goes as high as it can go.
Is that unit faulty?

Have you tried screwing it in the opposite direction?

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2019, 05:59:43 AM »
Your ball-c**k is possibly set too high as it knocks off the inlet once the water reaches a certain level.   There should be a plastic threaded bolt at the ball-c**k hinge that allows to to set how can much water to come into the cistern.
As soon as i touched that thread at the right the water started coming in again without it flushing.



I screwed it well down and flushed and can see it clearly go and and then raise up as the water fills up - but the water just keeps filling even when it goes as high as it can go.
Is that unit faulty?

Have you tried screwing it in the opposite direction?

Yep tried it at max both ways and the water just kept flowing.
What is that unit called? A fill valve?

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« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2019, 07:26:24 PM »
Your ball-c**k is possibly set too high as it knocks off the inlet once the water reaches a certain level.   There should be a plastic threaded bolt at the ball-c**k hinge that allows to to set how can much water to come into the cistern.
As soon as i touched that thread at the right the water started coming in again without it flushing.



I screwed it well down and flushed and can see it clearly go and and then raise up as the water fills up - but the water just keeps filling even when it goes as high as it can go.
Is that unit faulty?

Have you tried screwing it in the opposite direction?

Yep tried it at max both ways and the water just kept flowing.
What is that unit called? A fill valve?

flush valve is what we'd call it.  Show the pic in your plumbers merchants and they should be able to sort you

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2019, 01:33:24 AM »
Your ball-c**k is possibly set too high as it knocks off the inlet once the water reaches a certain level.   There should be a plastic threaded bolt at the ball-c**k hinge that allows to to set how can much water to come into the cistern.
As soon as i touched that thread at the right the water started coming in again without it flushing.



I screwed it well down and flushed and can see it clearly go and and then raise up as the water fills up - but the water just keeps filling even when it goes as high as it can go.
Is that unit faulty?

Have you tried screwing it in the opposite direction?

Yep tried it at max both ways and the water just kept flowing.
What is that unit called? A fill valve?

flush valve is what we'd call it.  Show the pic in your plumbers merchants and they should be able to sort you

It's a fill valve. The flush valve is the siphon. Looks like a bottom entry fill valve to me.

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Re: DIY thread
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2019, 12:54:38 PM »
Your ball-c**k is possibly set too high as it knocks off the inlet once the water reaches a certain level.   There should be a plastic threaded bolt at the ball-c**k hinge that allows to to set how can much water to come into the cistern.
As soon as i touched that thread at the right the water started coming in again without it flushing.



I screwed it well down and flushed and can see it clearly go and and then raise up as the water fills up - but the water just keeps filling even when it goes as high as it can go.
Is that unit faulty?

Have you tried screwing it in the opposite direction?

Yep tried it at max both ways and the water just kept flowing.
What is that unit called? A fill valve?

flush valve is what we'd call it.  Show the pic in your plumbers merchants and they should be able to sort you

It's a fill valve. The flush valve is the siphon. Looks like a bottom entry fill valve to me.
I have another one here in house. Extra toilet delivered when building and never collected again.
Is it an easy swap? Clip on/off or does it require something more major?