WC cistern overflow - plastic float arm - red disc?


Postby Useless » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:29 am

I am having a little trouble in sorting out the WC cistern in my daughter's bathroom. The plumbing is approximately ten years old and the mechanism within the WC cistern is all plastic. The water was up to the level of the vertical overflow pipe and was dripping to the outside. Adjustment of the plastic piston failed. I have replaced the rubber diaphragm and rubber 'O' ring, within the plastic cylinder, but it still drips after a while. On the plastic float arm there are six holes, each the size roughly of a five pence piece. In the fourth hole from the float is a red plastic disc, secured by a plastic split pin. What is this for, please and can it be moved along the arm? If so why? Failing this any ideas would very much be appreciated. Many thanks.
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Postby Rico » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:46 pm

Hi useless,

Sounds like you need to replace the whole ball valve not too expensive.

I personally would change the ball valve for a Fluid Master Float Valve,
these are easy to fit, come in side and bottom entry and are very quiet when filling the cistern.

Hope this helps.

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Postby Useless » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:09 am

[quote="Rico"]Hi useless,

Sounds like you need to replace the whole ball valve not too expensive.

I personally would change the ball valve for a Fluid Master Float Valve,
these are easy to fit, come in side and bottom entry and are very quiet when filling the cistern.

Hope this helps.

Rico[/quote]
Thanks Rico. My local plumbers merchants didn't stock that particular Valve Assembly. I have fitted an Opella Torbeck. QED. Job sorted and a lot quieter. I'm a happy bunny!
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Postby Rico » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:03 pm

No problems, glad to have been able to help.

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