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Cistern pipe sealant when replacing loo fill and flush system

Postby Elizabeth12 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:38 pm

Hi, I would appreciate any help. I am practical and wish to install a new fill and flush system into a loo. My concern is my father installing the loo 10 years ago has covered the short pipe and connecter entering the cistern with layers of thick white rubbery sealant that I have had no luck removing with a Stanley knife. It is also tricky access as a wall is close to the side of loo pipe is on so am having to work from other side. Any help on how to remove would be really appreciated. It is like thick white rubber. Many thanks.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:03 pm

Hi elizabeth12
It’s most likely silicone sealant which you should be able to trim using a sharp Stanley knife. Only remove as much as you need to to fit the new parts.
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Postby Elizabeth12 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:01 am

Many thanks for your help. Appreciated.
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