Side entry feed on concealed cistern

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Philde, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Philde

    Philde Member

    What's the normal method of sealing a side entry ballcock feed and overflow on a plastic concealed cistern? The ballcock came with plastic nuts to go each side of the entry but no mention of sealing. Is it normal to just fit the nuts or are plastic washers used as well or?? Looking at the levels, if the ballcock doesn't seat anytime the later the water will reach the bottom of the entry and overflow cutouts slightly before it reaches the overflow pipe botom so the two cutouts could leak if the fittings are not sealed to the cictern wall. Any advice?

  2. nigel willson

    nigel willson Well-Known Member

    Water shouldn't get to the point that it comes out of these holes! We don't use overflows anymore, it overflows down the symphon or flush valve?
  3. Philde

    Philde Member

    Take your point, thanks, I am fitting a new syphon as well so assume I can do away with the overflow completely then?


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