Monthly Archives: February 2019

Toilet siphon

A toilet siphon or toilet syphon is the component in a toilet cistern which discharges the water from the cistern into the bowl, flushing the toilet. It is normally made out of plastic. Generally speaking, toilet cisterns operated by a … Continue reading

Posted in Encyclopaedia | Tagged , | Comments Off on Toilet siphon

Toilet constantly running: the 2 possible causes & how to fix

Toilet constantly running? There are only two possible causes: a faulty ball valve or a faulty flush valve. A faulty ball valve may also result in the toilet overflowing. Either way, a fault with either of these parts will result … Continue reading

Posted in Faults | Tagged , | Comments Off on Toilet constantly running: the 2 possible causes & how to fix

Dripping tap: Fix a leaking tap or dripping mixer tap

A dripping tap is usually due to the washer or cartridge no longer forming a watertight seal. It’s hard to imagine a more common plumbing problem. The side effects range from a mild annoyance to a significant impact on your … Continue reading

Posted in How to | Tagged , | Comments Off on Dripping tap: Fix a leaking tap or dripping mixer tap

Motorised valve

A motorised valve is a central heating system component which controls whether hot water from the boiler is used to heat the radiators, or the water in the hot water cylinder for the taps. It is usually found adjacent to … Continue reading

Posted in Encyclopaedia | Tagged | Comments Off on Motorised valve

Central heating inhibitor: what is it & how to add it

Central heating inhibitor or radiator inhibitor is a chemical added to a central heating system which prevents sludge from building up. It is an important element of maintaining a central heating system, ensuring its efficiency and protecting it from costly … Continue reading

Posted in Encyclopaedia, How to | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Central heating inhibitor: what is it & how to add it

DIY Plumbing supports the information, tips and guides you need with advertising. We strive to show you only the ads we think you might be interested in. To do this, the website uses cookies. By clicking I agree, you agree to the use of cookies.

Copyright © 2015 - 2019 DIY Plumbing. All rights reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy & Cookies.