I have a leak on my toilet and was wondering how to go about fixing it. It
is on the cold supply pipe that goes up vertically into the base of the
cistern to fill it. - forgive me for not knowing the technical names!
Along this pipe there is a kind of inline valve - it has a screw which can
be turned 90 degrees to turn the supply on and off. his valve leaks unless
it is turned off. The water seems to be seeping from the "edge" of the
What is the recommended way of foxing this? Does the valve need replacing
They are pretty cheap and easy to replace, just have to turn off the
mains for a few mins. Just remember to replace the olives as well.
They are the round copper inserts that the nuts tighten against.
I am not sure from the description exactly where the leak is. But if the
leak is from the "edge" where the valve meets the pipe, and there is a nut
there (of a compression joint), try tightening the nut a little. Hold the
valve with one wrench whilst tightening the nut with another, so the valve
does not rotate.
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