Toilet pan help

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by DIYfearny, Aug 11, 2018 at 8:11 AM.

  1. DIYfearny

    DIYfearny New Member

    hi all

    Can anyone help please?

    Recently purchased two new toilets to fit from b and q (as the mrs liked them!).

    In the pan inlet there are two pieces of plastic (see photos). Question is do i remove them before fitting or do they have a specific job? Plumber mate never seen anything like them before, and neither had the plumb specialist at b and q.

    Any help much appreciated

    Thanks

    Dave
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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Remove them, they are just blank offs to stop crud getting in the rim of bowl.

    Think it's to do with their Clean On system getting extra water around the rim when flushing.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018 at 8:44 AM
  3. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    When fitting make sure you silicone the rubber ring top and bottom before fitting cistern otherwise it will leak when flushed.
     
  4. The Teach

    The Teach Active Member

    DIYfearny,does the installation instructions mention removing them ?

    From the photo they look at plastic diving tubes to supply measured water to both sides of the rim,could be wrong thou :D.

    fit the toilet and see how it flushes ;)
     
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  5. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Active Member

    I really hate it when I have to work on something where someone had so little trust in a gasket that they 'helped' it along with silicone.
    IT IS NOT NECESSARY and just makes life a whole lot harder for the poor person who has to deal with it the next time the system needs some attention.
     
  6. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    On these cheap toilets that are cast as units and not pairs, silicone is a must, 9 out of 10 will leak when flushed, the o-rings are so far out its comical that they are sold as a sealing ring at all.
     
  7. The Teach

    The Teach Active Member

    dividing tubes ;)
     
  8. just pumps

    just pumps Active Member

    Push them fully home and pour a bucket of water down where the cistern will fit, if water flows nicely around the pan then leave them in. As above does it mention them in the instructions?
     
  9. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Active Member

  10. DIYfearny

    DIYfearny New Member

    Thanks all

    No fitting instructions - as one of you said - cheaper toilets!!!!

    Ill try the bucket of water jobby and if all looks good ill leave them in and see what happens
     

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