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    Reliable push button flush valve?

    As the title says. Anyone found one? These are the bane of my life, as you need to remove the tank to change them.

    #2
    Replace the 'loo with a proper British siphon flush. They don't fail.

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      #3
      I should have taken your advice Telometer. I just spent most of the afternoon installing one of these:

      7971F_P&$prodImageMedium$.jpg

      https://www.screwfix.com/p/thomas-du...et-valve/7971f

      Can you believe it lets water run down the bowl also?

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        #4
        Originally posted by JK0 View Post
        Can you believe it lets water run down the bowl also?
        Do you mean that the tank is filling too much and the overflow is constantly running into the bowl, as it's supposed to do?
        If you look at that white overflow pipe it joins back into the unit below the main seal so that any overflow is directed into the bowl.
        That's a simple ballcock adjustment to lower the fill level.

        Or do you mean that it's leaking?

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          #5
          No, it's not filling too much. It starts running just after flushing, (same as the previous torbeck one did.) In the torbeck, the black plunger used to get stuck in the raised position when I flushed it, so the fill water just escapes down the hole.

          Torbeck: 5571R_P&$prodImageMedium$.jpg

          I suspect this Dudley one is similar, though I have not diagnosed it yet. To take the lid off, you have to remove the buttons and a screw below them, and I was so annoyed with it, I thought it best to come home.

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            #6
            Originally posted by JK0 View Post
            It starts running just after flushing,
            Does it stop once the tank is full?

            Some valves are meant to do that.
            They supply a trickle to the bowl whilst the cistern is filling, it stops once the float valve shuts the supply off.
            The idea is to replace any water in the bowl that may have been syphoned out down the drain during the flush.

            There again it may just be sticking/broken.

            I currently have a flapper valve type at home, very simple and less to go wrong.
            Mines a lever operated, but you can get button operated ones:
            https://www.screwfix.com/p/fluidmast...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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              #7
              Originally posted by nukecad View Post
              Does it stop once the tank is full?

              Some valves are meant to do that.
              Went over again today, and sure enough it was still running down the pan. I replaced everything with this surprisingly cheap kit from Wickes which I used at my friend's house some time ago:

              https://www.wickes.co.uk/Fluidmaster...l-kit/p/118744

              Also replaced the rubber washer between tank & pan. Now the toilet seat won't stay up, can you believe?

              I'm not fiddling with it any more.

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                #8
                Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                Now the toilet seat won't stay up, can you believe?
                LOL, it's a hygene/safety feature -
                https://dengarden.com/misc/The-Toile...Down-Heres-Why

                PS. I love reason #6 there:
                ...Falling in is one of the greatest reasons to put down the lid. If you have ever fallen in the toilet, you know it can be a painful and messy affair.....

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