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WC (Closed Coupled)

The system called a close-coupled WC system is one where the toilet cistern connects directly to the pan. This style of loo has become very popular over the last few years in new builds and also for replacement units. They are not too difficult to fit, but if you have any doubt and need on fitting, call a professional plumber like a Falconwood Plumber with the relevant experience. However, if you are going to attempt it, below is a brief guide to fitting this type of WC. Assuming the old one is removed.
Visually inspect the new WC that you are going to fit, making sure it is complete and not damaged. To find a cracked cistern once you have started is not good. Also check all fittings.

Tools you will need:
Power Drill with twist or masonry bit.
Pipe and Cable Detector, finds hidden pipes and cables in floors and walls.
Adjustable spanner.

1). Place the large rubber gasket into the flush entrance of the pan, now, insert the long fixing bolts into the pre-formed holes in the cistern, make sure that you use the rubber and large metal washers supplied. Lift the cistern onto the toilet the pan, allowing the locating bolts to be pushed through the holes provided.
2). Next, place the section of the flushing mechanism with the threads through the rubber gasket on the flush entrance of the pan and fit washers to the connecting bolts, tightening the wing nuts. Falconwood Plumbers fit close-coupled WC’s.

3). Make sure that the fixing points are clear of any cables or pipework and then place the WC. Now, slide the pan outlet into the flexible connector that is attached to the soil pipe. You can use silicon grease if required.

4). Drill pilot holes into the floor at the fixing points. Once drilled you can plug them. Push the supplied plastic protective inserts through the holes in the base of the pan and screw the retaining screws down through the holes and into the floor. If the cistern has pre formed fixing holes through the back, secure it to the wall by drilling and plugging, remember the rubber washers before you start to tightening the nuts. Using the push-fit connector, fit the. Once you are happy look for any leaks.

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