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chezzi


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01/09/2009 11:24

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Hi all you helpful lot,

I have 2 loos which have water perpetually dribbling down the pan, in the old days we would adjust the ball cock as needed, but on these new ones without ball cocks, we canít seem to get the water to stop, have tried adjusting the long screw thingy in the cistern, but makes no difference. Any ideas before I resort to calling a plumber?

These are all new ones replaced about 1 year ago!

Thanks

Chezzi



catalkoykid


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01/09/2009 11:29

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the seals go on them, no plumber will sort it, through them away and fit 2 new ones,or you will keep paying plumbers every cuple of weeks,all the cisterns are crap here



TRNCVaughan


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01/09/2009 11:29

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Speak to John Webster at Cyprus Solutions on 0533 836 7094.

He will replace the valves in the cisterns and resolve this problem for you.



metin


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Just get a plumber in asap, cos' I had the same and when my water bill came.......it said I had used 100 tons of water and the bill was over 100tl !!!!



Good luck.



Garythegeezer


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01/09/2009 12:00

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Go to the Vitra bathroom shop in Kyrenia (or any other Vitra dealer) and buy a push button valve and swop it over yourself inside 30 mins. Easy to do as long as you have an in line water valve that will isolate the water supply. Can't remember the exact price but I believe they were about £15.00 each.



Our loo's have not leaked since.



Gary



Tenakoutou



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01/09/2009 12:34

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I replaced my 3 cisterns internals with the economy double button flush system, which I bought in Homebase in Nicosia (RoC). These are the best quality units I've found in all Cyprus. Approx 30 mins, or less, fitting time. On our cisterns I had to replace the (Turkish) metal filler unit with plastic ones (also from Homebase) and then slightly shorten the original (Turkish) ballcock rod so that the float doesn't foul the double flush unit.

No leakage problems since and WC water consumption reduced by 2/3rds!



tiger


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01/09/2009 14:44

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Where is the vitra bathroom centre.Please can you give the nearest landmark as well. e.g. supermarket. Restaurant etc

Thanks



millzer


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01/09/2009 15:43

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We replaced ours for push button ones too. Bought oues from Coban Trading (Catalkoy/Krakum way) kit came complete with new vertical plastic float valve which does away with the traditional ball valve so doesn't foul the push button flusher in the middle.



You can keep replacing the seals on the old crappy ones but they will keep leaking until the cows come home.



gooligan


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01/09/2009 16:24

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Agree with millzer,25ytl each and you can fit them yourself in 15 mins.



gates


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01/09/2009 16:31

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we can sort it if you want cange to push button but some times you can rub your fingers round the main out let washer witch in most case is covered in lime scale and wipe it off but beware not to be to heavy handed as this will result in breaking the small plastic lugs if you need our help go to wwwbraceybuilders.com



minertor



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01/09/2009 16:44

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Before you spend any money, make sure your ballcock is watertight. My neighbour, a plumber, told me that my pump was starting up for a few seconds every few minutes. He said it was most likely a leaky toilet. I found the en-suite toilet ballcock was almost full of water. The weight of the water inside stopped the valve from closing. Even I could fix it, despite being neither a retired plumber nor butcher.



cyprusairsoft



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01/09/2009 18:30

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thoght you could buy heavier flapper valves to keep the seal better



Tenakoutou



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Minertor/Msg 11:



The same just happened to the ballcock on my roof tank - I had to hang on to 'sky hooks' to change it, which I did, with an English (orange colour) one. The difference being the Turkish one doesn't have a threaded brass insert to accept the rod - so, local plumbers tend to overtighten and slightly split the floating ball, which gradually allows ingress of water until it fills up completely and sinks, allowing water to permanently flow into the tank.



gates


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01/09/2009 18:51

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i never fit turk but cant see last post being true as you have a gaurentee so i always fit the best better than going round 2 times for nought so why would any body do a simple job that would only cost them money double dutch to me



chezzi


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02/09/2009 23:49

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Well thanks for all the replies, very helpful, Vaughan I dd phone John but in the meantime, my neighbour up here simply cleaned the seal on 1 loo and that did the trick, so I did the others myself, (before we saw your post gates)! Anyway it seems to have worked for now, so saved yet another bill for now!

Thanks again.

C



Tenakoutou



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03/09/2009 07:58

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Gates - Why would my posting be untrue? I was doing plumbing work before you were a twinkle in .... !



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