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  1. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    I dont think the person who did this should call themselves a Plumber:eek:
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    No wonder the toilet kept running :eek:. Nice new valve fitted.

    Trading standards now involved.
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  2. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    The plumber surely didn't charge anything for that bodge?
  3. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    You wouldn't believe me, he also fitted the cheapest mono block tap possible and charged her £400 :eek::eek:
  4. turnpin

    turnpin Trusted Plumber

    Are they gold screws? at that price they should be..regards Turnpin:)
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  5. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    He has got a weeks wages from her, for what should have been a couple hours work probably maximum. :eek:
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Too many rip off merchants out there. I get stuff like this sometimes. It winds me up.
  7. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    Obviously the cistern was still running, she contacted the emergency plumbing company asking for it to be put right. No joy. Trading standards now involved. Good job I kept the picture will be used as evidence too.

    I hate shoddy work. Call themselves Plumbers. Disgusting.
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  8. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    It would have been a disgustingly high price even if the work had have been professionally done!
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    thats the best one ive seen in a long while :D
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  10. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    The painful thing about this one is that the guy who did it was clearly not stupid. They had a replacement float valve but it was too big to fit in the cistern. Okay, they modified it and even used two screws to make sure the join was strong. But it was jamming because the float was touching the back of the cistern. The spare low (? red, anyway) pressure seating came to the rescue as a sliding spacer keeping the float away from the back. This works because it's been positioned it close to the hinge where the mechanical advantage can overcome the friction.
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  11. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    If he had put a bracket across both sides of the arm, would have been temporarily fixed. It dips in the middle. If he is not that stupid :rolleyes: why didn't he just take the diaphragm out of the new one and repair the old one, or even take the arm off the old one. Most definitely stupid.:eek:
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  13. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    That's what it has now, should have posted the after picture too.
  14. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    You'll be surprised what people charge. Some of them they are that cheeky to charge a fortune;)
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  15. Callsimon55

    Callsimon55 New Member

    Well you have all missed the point. You can not know the circumstances relaling to this clever fix . But please understand that the only way you can sensibly deal with these old cistern parts is to change them all. I do, and charge £68 plus vat with three year warranty... maybe misguided but he did try!
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