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Old 13.05.2010, 14:42
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I was wondering if anyone has had a good experience with a plumber in the Zurich area, or better yet is a sage plumber willing to impart sound advice:

The problem is I now have a slowly refilling toilet. It seems the regulated water inlet for the toilet cistern has become slightly blocked by grit or lime, causing the cistern to fill incredibly slowly.

I'm half tempted to DIY, since I just need to kill the water supply, remove the part and shake out the grit, but visions of a bathroom-themed swimming pool stop me in my tracks...

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Old 13.05.2010, 15:19
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Re: Plumber

Remove the top, or flushing unit if a modern built in one, to access the water cistern. Flush it and then poor in a 1 litre bottle of Durgol (or equivalent liquid descaler) let the rest of water fill the cistern. Leave it for an hour and flush a couple of times to get rid of any excess Durgol.

If lime scale is the problem, this will fix it. If not you have only spent CHF7.50...
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Re: Plumber

Thanks Ab - that was a pretty neat idea and finally got round to trying it today. I failed sadly. Unfortunately, the mechanism sits above the usual water line and the inlet was not sealed properly so I was unable to soak it. Shoot. I'm gonna have to call in the professionals. Do you happen to have experience with any plumbers that you might be willing to recommend?
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Can't you shut off the water, remove the valve unit and replace it with a new one? Valve units should be available at DIY shops or at your local plumber.
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Yes. But I'm reluctant to step outside my circle of competence... Can you do it for a nominal beer/fee?
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If we were neighbours - why not. But carrying tools from Bülach to Zürich and back, a train fare of CHF 16.-, sorry it doesn't make sense.
 




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