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Isolate the water supply so that the WC cistern can be drained and removed. Now, flush the toilet and then wipe out any remaining water that is in the cistern. Undo the securing bolts which attach the toilet cistern and the bowl to each other Use penetrating oil if the bolts are tight. Disconnect the chain from the handle. Belsize Park Plumbers carry all the right tools for all plumbing work. Place the drained cistern on the floor, resting on an old pile of cloths etc. Remove the large rubber spud washer and nut from the bottom of the flush valve using a wrench. Remove the old flush valve and place the replacement valve in the valve hole and confirm that top of the overflow pipe is at least an inch under the cistern high level mark and also the aperture in which the flush handle is fitted. Place the flush valve under the lever arm for the handle. Fix it using the spud nut, to the cistern from underneath. Do up the nut little more than hand tight with a spud wrench or channel type pliers. Do not to crack the cistern when tightening any of the fittings. Place the replacement spud washer over its nut, small side downwards. and insert them into the holes from inside. Place the brass washers and nuts on the bolts from underneath and tighten them slightly more hand tight. Put the cistern over the bowl and sit it down so the washer will sit over the water inlet in the pan and the cistern bolts fit through the holes in the pan flange. Fix the cistern and bowl together. Alternatively you could ask a Belsize Park Plumber to carry out the work. Fit the cistern and pan together. Re-connect the water supply at the fill valve inlet. Re-connect the chain to the handle. Attach the refill tube back to the top of the overflow pipe. Turn on the water supply at the stop valve and test the flush. Check for leaks.



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