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A cistern (Middle English cisterne, from Latin cisterna, from cista, "box", from Greek κίστη kistē, "basket") is a waterproof receptacle for holding liquids, usually water. Cisterns are often built to catch and store rainwater. Cisterns are distinguished from wells by their waterproof linings. Modern cisterns range in capacity from a few litres to thousands of cubic metres, effectively forming covered reservoirs.

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    Replacement for Armitage Shanks Tiffany 9776 cistern

    I have a cracked close coupled toilet cistern. It's an Armitage Shanks Tiffany 9776, which I believe has been discontinued. The water feed is on the bottom right hand side of the cistern. Would there be a cistern with which I could replace it?
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    Replacement Cistern flush valves

    My toilet flush valve is continually draining (the rubber seal has perished) . . . I'd be grateful if someone could give me a link to parts that will fit in there and replace the current valves?
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    Loss of water to toilet cistern

    Suddenly my downstairs toilet stopped filling this week, I suspected a blockage in the filter or cistern itself, however after removal of everything it appears that there is no water coming in, its mains fed and no sign of leak anywhere , we have checked the isolation valve and its not faulty...
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    I own an ArmitageShanks fairly compact cistern pictured. Does anyone know the model and make? 1, Is it close-coupled only or can it be converted to free standing above bowl? 2, Which close-coupled toilet bowls is this compatible with? A wide selection or just one bowl? 3, Modern cisterns like...
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    Options to bridge a gap between wall and toilet cistern

    Hello All, Was looking for some innovative ideas from you all.😊 I’m renovating a bathroom in a flat. The soil, hot & cold water pipe runs stops me from butting the new toilet cisten flush to the wall. I was hoping to use a flexible waste to help me get closer but the pipes stop this option. The...
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    Concealed cistern fill valve.

    Has anyone got an idea what make concealed cistern this maybe? I need a new full valve for it. Thanks
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    Can I do anything to boost flow rate into my Roca cistern?

    Hello, First post, be gentle! Anyway, here's my issue. I have a Roca The Gap D-Trit close-couple toilet with integrated macerator in my secondary bathroom. In all it's a great solution for a problem location for a bathroom. However, the cistern has a typical european style side inlet pipe, and...
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    Expensive ceramic cistern with crack/chip at inlet hole.

    Hi, we have an expensive ceramic cistern with a crack/chip at the inlet hole; can the cistern still be used? Thanks 🙂
  9. Grant65

    Conceala 2 cistern letting by

    Hi I've seen a few threads with similar issues to mine, but none are exact. My conceala 2 cistern flushes fine, fills up and stops. But then it periodically flushes some, but not all of its contents to the toilet bowl. This happens pretty frequently. At least twice an hour. I have tried 2 new...
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    Cistern water tank overflow

    Hello, I’m new to the business so apologies if this is a stupid question. I was tracing the cistern tank overflow pipe and found it eventually went to nowhere. Basically a disaster waiting to happen. The problem I have is that this is a flat on the 2nd floor with no visible external overflow...
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    Does anybody recognise this hidden cistern make ?

    Its leaking into the pan. Hoping to find the make so I can get a new seal. No makers mark anywhere.. Please see attached picture
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    What is best way to use cistern supply for washing machine.

    Hi there, Please excuse my lack of knowledge on this, my plumbing knowledge is very limited. I have a cold water feed going into cistern with plastic pipe and push fits. It's a new built in cistern. I am looking to tap into the feed and add a water supply for a washing machine. Can I just...
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    Shorter concealed cistern for Lusso Stone btw toilet

    Hello, we were misadvised on how much a Lusso Stone cistern could be cut down (by both the architects and Lusso). The bathroom has been plumbed / tiled / had boxing out built and it is now apparent that the Lusso cistern is too high. We are urgently looking for a concealed cistern that is...
  14. Warchild75

    Cistern noisily leaking water internally from some kind of pipe?

    Hi, I have a noisy cistern that appears to be leaking into the pan a little but also making a very frustrating water noise from inside, I have attached a picture of the offending item that is dripping water constantly. Guessing the whole lot needs replacing but not sure what to ask for when...
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    Sealing side of toilet cistern

    I have fitted this brass float valve to my toilet cistern. Obviously the inlet is the same level as the overflow pipe so it needs to be water tight. The inlet pipe is not flexible and enters the cistern at a slight angle to the side of the cistern, the washer I used is not squishy. The result...
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    Fluidmaster concealed cistern

    Are these connectors any good that come with the fluidmaster concealed cistern they seem to move still when tight. Thanks
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    Problem with service valve connection

    Hi - I've replaced the service valve on the water feed to my toilet. It's screwed on fine on the bottom but the top connection to the nylon fitting doesn't screw on. If I remove the plastic washer it will screw on but it doesn't seal. It won't even fit on with the old washer, which is flattened...
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    Plumb rainwater to in ground cistern under house?

    I'm trying to pipe rainwater into my cistern under my house. I'm trying to find an overflow controle method. 4" auto valves are to expensive. Thought about putting a ring around in to raise the top up far enough to put an overflow pipe but I don't think I could get it to seal right. Is there a...
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    URGENT Looking for Beta Cistern Washer for old 1930's Armitage Shanks Toilet.

    Hi, I need a Beta Cistern Washer for an old 1930's Armitage Shanks Toilet. Nobody has one. Can someone help. Or know anywhere that I might get it ? Any help much appreciated.. Hazel...
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    Cistern Fill Valve Drip

    Hello everyone, I recently had a combi boiler installed and with the new pressure my old cistern system also needed updating to accomodate. However the fill valve contantly drips when filled, is this normal or is it a easy fix i can do myself? Thanks Rob
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