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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:14 pm 
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Found my toilet was leaking thought the plastic threads of the old flush to be responsible turns out it's actually the service valve. Please see pic. Everything is brand new the service valve Olive and the inlet / fill valve above. Any suggestions as to what I can do this is the third valve to do this.


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I see no pic? is it leaking from the part where you turn on/off ?

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It won't let me upload it for some reason. I was hoping to do it as the second post on the thread but it just says uploading for ages. I'll try again but have tried six times. Grr


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No it's leaking from above that where it's recessed in slightly


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probably need to resize the pic to 1200 pixels or less.

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Just getting the kids from school I'm on my iPhone don't know if that's why I'll drag out the laptop and see if I can post pic when back home. Thanks ever so much for relying. It is greatly appreciated


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see if this one works thanks


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It won't be leaking from there unless that is a 15mm to 1/2 inch isolation valve. (link to the valve?)

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the thread on the inlet valve is 1/2 inch and the copper pipe 15mm (probably).

If your valve is 15mm to 1/2 inch then check there is a washer in the top end, otherwise maybe a few wraps of ptfe tape on the threads might work ?

EDIT.. Having taken a closer look at the pic you can see a slight leak on the thread (green arrow)

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4 to 6 wraps of ptfe should cure it.


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thanks i'll loosen it off, i did think of thr ptfe but read on another post not to use on threads but guess its ok now its brass and not plastic like the previous one, there is a white plastic washer on the valve but i do have some of the red fibre ones do you think that would be better than the white plastic one? Apologies for yet another question but trying to fix it once and for all as this is the second leak ive had this year. Its either that or i'm buying a bucket and hailing back to victorian times lol. thanks again


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I'd go for the right sort of fibre washer.
Never had much if any trouble sealing that type of connector with those.


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Just had another go and the recessed bit fell off. so it turns out the recessed bit was unscrewing as i was tightening the top bolt. so i've ptfe taped it re-inserted it and screwed it in tight using some pliers then tightened the top bolt and re tightened recessed bit with pliers again to be sure. yay no more water where it shouldn't be. So thankfull this means that probably the other valves were ok just need the threads tightening up, so relieved.

going to sit and scroll through the other threads later and see what else i can achieve myself. with useful advice from you experts. yay so pleased its sorted before winter. thank you :huray:


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