Sanjey Rai: excellent, just what I needed
Cuff Martin: Thanks UHM. I'm super not-handy and this got me over the line. Took me ages
though! Note to novices like me - look out for a water restriction valve in
the shaft of the replacement inlet valve. Pull that freaker out - gave me
serious grief and wasn't required!
Ultimate Handyman: @YEDz79 Good luck with it!
Ultimate Handyman: Sorry, not got a clue. I would go and check but I moved out of that house 2
Flashmore: i meant at the beginning ;)...nothing u did..!!...
Ultimate Handyman: I'm busy for the next few weeks but I'll add it to my list. Thanks for the
YEDz79: This is the exact toilet i have, the plastic nut was leaking, i tried
everything bar replacing the unit and it always leaked. I'm going to take
your advice i'll change it tomorrow, cheers bud.
Ultimate Handyman: @FlashmoreGash It wasn't ;-)
YEDz79: sorry didn't get back you, did the job, cheers mate saved me no doubt a
Ultimate Handyman: Hi, you are welcome. Unfortunately I have never seen a cistern as you
describe. You could try asking in the plumbing forum ( link on channel
page, free to join)
Ultimate Handyman: @shaunylad1 You are welcome. Thanks for the comment!
Andy Cippico: Great informational video! Thanks.
Ultimate Handyman: @thambikutty Yes, the standard one that came with the toilet was useless as
it often would not shut off the water when it should. I replaced mine with
a Torbeck valve which was a huge improvement!
Flashmore: the nut looks cross threaded!...
Ultimate Handyman: @FlashmoreGash Oh right! I'm not sure to be honest as it was filmed a long
time ago. Much of the plastic used in toilets these days is very poor
quality. The plumbing that was done in that house originally was not done
to a good standard, so you could be right!
dbullock1976: I just want to say thanks for taking the time to do this video. Found it so
easy to follow and I've now successfully replaced my water inlet valve.
That's saved me a bit of money and that deserves some thanks :-)
benoso: Good video mate. I've just had a look at mine and the overflow pipe is
stuck to that central column so when I try to twice anti-clockwise, I can
only go so far because there isn't enough room in the cistern for to rotate
360 degrees. Any ideas?
zakzak000: A lot of people over tighten the float valve connection, this ruins the
plastic thread and leaks alwasy occur. Seen too many in my time!
zakeriyah ali: Thanks worked a treat been putting it off for while and thought about
getting plumber in. Saved a few quid. Thanks again
MrFloppymiaowmiaow: Just wanted to say how helpful the video was. Changed the inlet valve
yesterday. Kept leaking from the bottom nut...lol...nothing to do with your
excellent video, just my workmanship! Cheers mate
lee henno: @ultimatehandyman is she a good spread?? lol where did you learn your stuff
Ultimate Handyman: @TheMerseycop I have never been on one so cannot comment, although my
girlfriend went on a 2 day plastering course and she got a certificate LOL
Ultimate Handyman: @donncha2001 You are welcome. These inlet valves are a real pain. I know
old toilets where the ball valve has lasted 30 years, then these pieces of
junk came along Arghh.
lee henno: @ultimatehandyman im embarking on a 4day intensive plumbing course with
lancs school of trades been a tiler for 20yrs an plastering 10yrs whats
your thoughts on these courses?
Ultimate Handyman: @thambikutty Not sure as I am not familiar with that brand, sorry!
Ultimate Handyman: @iq4u3 Thanks for the comment
Ultimate Handyman: @acippico You are welcome. Thanks for the comment
binnsh: It's curious that this fill valve is on the right,, although you drive on
the left. In the US they are all on the left although we drive on the
right. We also have Fluidmaster valves, which are the bomb.
Benzknees: If you do get a leak from the screwed joint, between the inlet valve and
isolation valve, what would you use to seal it? Can you use PTFE tape on
plastic screw threads?
Thuwa Rajah: did u say that the inlet valve , which u previously had wasn't any good?
because i got same one and i m havin the same problem.. I don't whether to
get a replacement of the same make or a different make!!
Ultimate Handyman: @TheMerseycop She's terrible LOL. I learnt a lot from reading DIY books
when I was younger and from watching people
Ultimate Handyman: You are welcome.
Ultimate Handyman: Thanks for the comment It gets easier with practice ;-)
yossariancomplex: Good video, very informative and easy to follow. Any chance of posting one
showing how to service the old valvue? I'm told there's a washer somewhere
in the valve's mechanism that if replaced will likely solve the problem.
yossariancomplex: Cheers mate. Job's a good'n.
Ultimate Handyman: Not sure, I'll look out for one in future and see if I know what it's for
JonnyBgood41: Nice plumbing job, now you need a decorator to repaint that horrible mauve
Donncha Ó Caoimh: Thanks for an informative video. I'm having the same problem myself.
Toilet's only a few months old too.
ramdomness453: Those Torbeck valves are awful nasty pieces of plastic, I have had both
types by Torbeck, the one shown here, and the traditional Torbeck.
Traditional is much better, this type, all I had was a noisy racket, or
incredibly slow refill (with the restrictor) I still have Equilibrium
valves, but are by Armitage Shanks and both function very well. A very good
video though, nicely done.
badlandersMCC: Thanks, great video, followed your instructions which were absolutely spot
afmfifgh: Cheers for the video - got to replace the siphon on my toilet so thought I
may as well do this at the same time as it will be off the wall & the old
one is all rusted. Quick question though, what size am i likely to need?
Shops seem to have 1/2" or 3/8". Or which bit should I measure to get the
size? The house pipework, the nut or the bit of the inlet valve sticking
out the bottom? I don't live in the house at the moment so cant just
measure it as it is some distance but need to order the parts.
Ultimate Handyman: You are welcome- Normally the size refers to the size of the inlet pipe
connector which in most cases is 1/2 inch.
Ultimate Handyman: @ ramdomness453 Thanks for the comment. The Torbeck is a massive
improvement on the one that came with the toilet from B&Q. I'll check out
the Armitage Shanks ones next time I need one!
ramdomness453: No probs Sounds like this toilet is a bit of a pain! No guess the seat
was/is flimsy? The flush valve looks like a Derwent one, I've had no
experience with their valves, but all their products are generally rubbish!
It's a shame you can't stick a syphon in this, but a flapper valve
(generally single flush only though) may be good. I have quite a long list
of good and bad products and solutions for these things! Can discuss
further through the personal message thing if you like.
BROWN1925: I have one question. Why some inlet valves has a small tube around 15 to
8mm that connects to the dual flush housing? Thank you for the video. Clear
precise to the point.
Ultimate Handyman: Thanks for the comment
ramdomness453: You're welcome :) I bet it was! B&Q stuff can be really awful, but some
stuff I find is great, like the Wirquin toilet syphons, they're very
powerful for a syphon. I'm sure you'll soon be 'converted' to them, despite
the fact they're not height adjustable, they're much much more robust and
reliable, I don't notice the distinctive thump usually found on this type
daddybeak: We've got a torbeck valve, and due to change of boiler from a tank to
combi, the toilet makes a periodic woosh-ing sound after flushing and
rarely fills all the way up. To get round it we depress then lift the
filling valve to let more water in till its full then release. I'm assuming
a change in water pressure from low to high in the system is the cause.
Perhaps the torbeck valve was set up with a low pressure washer and now it
needs to be replaced with a high pressure washer ? ?
james burke: hi,mate can you tell me the make of push button featured,in your video,as
it is that part which needs replacing, valve its self is ok,the one that
clips into place as shown..
Vin Allen: Thanks for an easy step by step way to fix the problem...