How to isolate a toilet cistern – overflow or maintenance

Need to isolate a toilet cistern? Whether your loo is overflowing and the ball valve won’t shut off, or you need to isolate the cistern for repair or maintenance, this guide has got you covered. Turn off the isolation valve near the toilet cistern This is the fastest way to shut off the water supply, … Read more

Part 1 and Part 2 ball valves: what’s the difference?

Part 1 and a Part 2 ball valves: what’s the difference? These brass fittings are some of the most common types of ball valves found in British homes. They are typically found in loft cisterns, such as the cold water storage cistern and the feed and expansion cistern. They both work in roughly the same way. As … Read more

Tank bung

A tank bung is a bung used for blocking a cistern outlet, such as the outlets on a cold water storage cistern. Typically available in 15 mm, 22 mm, and 28 mm sizes, a tank bung consists of a plug made out of rubber, or made out of plastic with rubber edges, which is inserted into a … Read more

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