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24 Hour Plumber are here to assist with any toilet plumbing issues including a dripping toilet cistern. Contact us on (01) 531 2220 or 0858556111.

Are you one of the many Dublin households being driven up the wall by a constant dripping sound from your bathroom? There is nothing more annoying than a dripping toilet cistern. Help is at hand.

A dripping sound from a bathroom is usually an issue with the toilet cistern. More often than not caused by a problem with a seal, fill valve or flush valve. Depending on how old the toilet is or when it was last repaired, you may need a new cistern flush kit.

How To Replace A Cistern Flush Kit

Before attempting any home plumbing repairs, ensure you have the correct replacement kit and tools. Switch off the toilet water supply and protect surfaces.

  1. Flush the toilet to drain the water from the cistern tank.
  2. Make sure all water is removed.
  3. Disconnect the water supply pipe.
  4. Take out the old fill valve.
  5. Remove the bolts that connect the cistern to the bowl.
  6. Carefully lift the tank away and place it on a flat surface to work.
  7. Remove the mounting nut from the bottom of the tank.
  8. Take out the old flush valve.
  9. Place the new valve in its place.
  10. Attach the washer and new mounting nut. Tighten as much as you can.
  11. Add on the rubber seal.
  12. Replace the tank using new bolts and seals if supplied.
  13. Tighten the nuts so the tank can not move, not too tight as the cistern can crack.
  14. Adjust the flush valve height to within 1 inch of the top of the tank.
  15. Add in the new fill valve and adjust so that the water level mark is level with the top of the flush valve.
  16. Insert the refill tube and clip it on to the flush valve tube
  17. Reattach the water supply and switch it on.

For any plumbing or toilet problems you are experiencing in your home, including a dripping toilet cistern call 24 Hour Plumber on 01 531 2220 to book a local plumber near you. 

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