cistern lever :diameter of hole

Postby bobplum » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:56 pm

loking for help/advice
occasionaly i come across wc cisterns were the diameter of the hole for the cistern lever is too small to take a standard nylon cistern lever handle
can anyone give me insight into this and who may be able to supply lever handles for this type of cistern

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Postby plumbbob » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:28 am

Never seen this one before Bobplum. I thought they were a standard size? Are you suffering from wonky pottery?

Mind you, the frequency of fitting cistern levers is getting further apart seeing as they are all push button now so I suppose anything could be happening.

My problem is with the new size brass nuts supplied with some taps. The standard box spanner is now too big.
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Postby AdamsHeating » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:40 pm

I have had this a few times now bobplumb and my only advice is: hammer, force, ignorance!!! Not sure why it has happened, i'm guessing old toilets, new lever arm regs. Plumbcentre ones have always fitted in my experience.

I have used a drill once, it ended in tears and a hole in the floor of costa coffee...

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