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leaking toilet

Postby Sidspanner » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:28 pm

I have leak which seems to be coming from underneath my cistern and dripping onto the floor. I'm no expert in these matters, so please don't laugh, but I think the type of toilet is called 'close coupled'?The cistern sits directly on to the pan. Anyway it is leaking from the joint where the two meet. Is there a washer between the both of them which could need replacing? I haven't taken the cistern off yet as it would mean diconnecting it from the wall to lift it off. If it's any help it was bought from B&Q (boginabox...or something of that ilk)Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:32 pm

You will need to replace the washer between the pan and cistern, remove the cistern and take the washer with you so you have a pattern - there are many different types on the market.
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Postby nitro23456 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:15 pm

likely needs a new 'doughnut' washer and/or the back nut needs tightening
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Postby Steve the gas » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:59 am

Yep as per Nitro.

A good tip - fit new donut washer (I use a little silicon too), also tighten syphon washer.Then fill cistern with water to check for leaks before you refit it.

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Postby Sidspanner » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:10 pm

thank you very much for the replies. Have a lovely Christmas!
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