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  1. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    Hi,

    I'm a woman with zero knowledge on DIY and plumbing so I'm in desperate need of help!

    We have a really old toilet and it wouldn't flush so my father messed around in the cistern and it now flushes but water is leaking out of what I believe is the outlet pipe outside of the house and we're having to empty a bucket of water every day.

    Can anyone please give me any advice or am I best ringing a local plumber?

    Thanks,
    Lisa
     
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The water level may be too high inside the cistern. Any chance of a picture of inside the cistern?
     
  3. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    I'm at work at the moment but I'll take one when I get home. Thanks!
     
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  4. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    That's the leak!

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  5. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    There you go, thanks
     
  6. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

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  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Water lever too high or needs a new washer

    Flush the toilet

    Turn the bolt / screw in more

    One or two full turns should sort it out if not a new washer is needed

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  8. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    Thanks. Sadly I can't shift the bolt and don't have any tools
     
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry to say you only have one option get a pro in and replace the whole valve
     
  10. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    The nylon bolt with the steel nut on it has a slot on the end.

    Get a wide ended knife (or a flat blade screwdriver would be better..)
    Flush the toilet so the float drops and takes the pressure off the screw.
    Then use the knife to twist the screw inwards so the nut gets closer to the black nylon arm.
     
  11. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    Thanks for your help anyway. Hopefully this isn't going to cost me too much!!! :eek:
     
  12. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    Thanks. Will try this
     
  13. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Cheers mate had no signal to respond;)
     
  14. LisaM1983

    LisaM1983 New Member

    Shame you're not local :(
     
  15. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yep. Sorry. I am sure that there are plenty of good engineers up north.
     
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