Push button cistern loosing water


Postby darren09 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:37 pm

Hi, our toilet keeps filling itself up for a few seconds every few minutes. We`ve wedged the valve shut to stop it making the noise so we can sleep! and as you can see in the picture the water level drops right down.

I guess it`s leaking somewhere and when the level drops too low it fills itself up. There`s no sign of any leaks outside the toilet and the overflow is internal so it must be leaking into that somehow. Any ideas?

[img]http://i42.tinypic.com/x2pcf5.jpg[/img]

Thanks in advance.
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Postby rosebery » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:32 am

"......and the overflow is internal so it must be leaking into that somehow"

Thats your answer actually. Its overflowing so its doing its job. Just adjust the height of the float so that the inlet valve closes before the overflow point is reached. Simples.

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Postby rosebery » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:32 pm

Just noticed you said that level "drops right down" which may alter my previous answer. Pic link doesn't work for me so can't see it. What level is the overflow (assuming its adjustable) set to. If its too low then you get exactly the same effect as the float being too high.

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Postby darren09 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:45 pm

if only it was that simples ;)

You can see from the pic the level has dropped way below the overflow level so it can`t be that.

Problem solved anyway, we got bored waiting for the topic to be approved and dismantled it. Turns out the central collumn is cracked.

Thanks.
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Postby rosebery » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:31 pm

"You can see from the pic the level has dropped way below the overflow level so it can`t be that."

Errm no I can't because your link still doesn't work. Sorry to have been wasting my time whilst you were bored.

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