Repairing A Toilet Silent Fill Valve

Introduction

I recently heard my cistern overflowing. On investigation I decided to adjust the float level to stop it by reducing the height to which the water in the cistern rose when it filled. A few days later I heard the distinct sound of the cistern overflowing again. I then realised I needed to repair my Toilet Silent Fill Valve.

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Unblocking My Wash Basin Drain

Introduction

I recently noticed the waste water leaving my bathroom wash basin drain was taking more time than usual to drain away. Realising this meant a total blockage may be imminent, I set to work dismantling the waste pipe and bottle trap so that I could begin unblocking my wash basin drain. Boy was there some gunge to clear out.

This operation can involve spilling DIRTY water and using BLEACH. So be warned and be prepared. — HC

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Dual Flush Toilet Cistern Lid Removal

Introduction

If you have tried dual flush toilet cistern lid removal you may have found that it was held down by something. But what? There are no clips or screws.

Traditional porcelain cisterns flushed with a handle have their lids held down by gravity.

Some Dual Flush toilet cisterns, like my Armitage Shanks1 Ascania have their lids held in place by the Geberit Flush Button Mechanism2. The Button Socket, mounted in the cistern lid, is held down by a plastic screw attached to an internal part within the cistern.

This article gives advice on this type of dual flush toilet cistern lid removal.

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