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I have recently had a new toilet installed into our apartment as the pan in our old toilet had cracked. Our new toilet does not have an overspill pipe, and now the overflow pipe outside our building is constantly dripping. what should I do?


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Is it the overflow from the central heating that is overflowing?

What kind of central heating system do you have?

Do you have an immersion heater?

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Strange one this.

As you said most new toilets now have internal overflows, so dont require any external pipe work.

So like ultimate we have to assume that the pipe you describe leaking is not the old toilet, however there are a number of parts in a property that do have overflow pipes, the strage tank in the loft, feed and expansion tank. Boilers have whats called a safety relief valve that become worn and begin to let water bye, (hense ultimates line of thought).

To get to the point we need more info

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It could be that turning the water off to replace the old allowed grit or scale to travel along the pipe and be stuck to the ball valve washer or it could just be old and worn out. It should not be an expensive job to re-washer or replace the ball valve.

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