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Best Fitting for Bottom Feed on Toilet Cistern

Postby greengrass » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:19 pm

Direct to point so no waffling.
Best fitting for bottom feed on the cistern,.
1. tap connector
2. copper tube olive and nut adding fernox sealing paste?

My thoughts number 2 might leak. would put pic but the image is c**p
Many thanks
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Postby proptech » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:40 am

Hi greengrass

If you're lucky enough to have a brass stemmed valve, and it is nicely chamfered, I'd go with the nut and olive.
If on the other hand you're dealing with plastic, it has to be a tap connector.

It always pays to have a close look at the valve, or any tap for that matter. Any chamfering reduces the surface area that the washer of a tap connector can seal to. There's many times I've had to carefully use a file. So if it's possible to use the nut and olive method, I prefer it.
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