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W/C conundrum


Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:36pm
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Hi Y'all,

First off let me give a massive thanks to Jan and all those who inhabit this's fabulously helpful and informative.

Here is my query:

My apartment is relatively newly modernised and has a Roca w/c. In a marginally(!) inconvenienced type of a way the designers of the cistern felt it their duty to make life as difficult as possible to access the inside by way of not having any lid to it. The whole damn cistern is a sealed unit...apart from prising off the flusher buttons it is impossible to get inside. 

Is there a friendly plumber who can give me any advice as it takes forever to fill and presumably needs adjusting....I am near the centre of Puerto de Mazerron and will be over there for a few days fro Tuesday this week.

Many thanks for any input.




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Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38am

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38am

The only suggestion I can make is to look for the water inlet supply valve & make sure that it is turned on fully.

That's if you can see it. 

It may or may not be is the 'built' in bit.

They are an absolute nightmare these built in cisterns, nobody ever gave any thought to doing any sort of repairs when the were designed & installed.



Original Poster

Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:30am

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:30am

Hi Roland,

It is not a problem with the inlet valve but it sounds like the cistern is filling up then slightly emptying thus causing the valve to keep can take maybe five minutes before it stops, so some adjustment is needed.

 It beggars belief that someone designed this without any thought as to how to adjust the internal mechanism, which we all know often needs looking at. And what is wrong with a friggin' lid in the first place!

Many thanks for your input...J



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Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47am

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47am

I've fitted and repaired several cisterns including Roca, but I've never come across a completely sealed one, the internals must have been fitted somehow! I have the same water supply as you I would think, and my cisterns suffer from calcium build up in spite of having a filter system. Another problem with modern cysterns is the flimsy seal at the bottom of the internal unit, and the only way in my experience to deal with that is to change the complete flushing unit.

To do that you have to take the whole cistern off to gain access to it which is quite simple, it is a DIY job.  Have a look on the Roca website and they show all their cisterns including yours. You'll find a pdf with full instructions and parts list.  In my opinion Roca is one of the best makes available. Good luck



Original Poster

Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43pm

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43pm

Many thanks RMA for your input on DIY skills are less than admirable so I would not like to attempt this, however it is good to know that the job can be relatively easily done...I'll just have to find a local plumber.

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