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Can someone please tell me what are the regs for the size of cistern you can have. I have heard that you cannot have more than 6 litres. Then someone told me that you can as long as it is a replacement. Which is odd because you could always say it is a replcement. I know we all have to be socially responsible........... and all that , but I reckon it saves water using one 9 lit flush than 2 6 litre flushes (only for big jobs of course!). Some guidence will be welcome. Jes
Hi Mog and Scotldr - do I understand this right - I could go into a shop and buy a 9 litre cistern and should anyone ask just say it is for replacing a similar one? Secondly (Scot..) all cisterns have capacity of 9 litres but are just adjusted to 6 litres but can easily be re adjusted to 9 lit. Not very rigid regs then are they 4? or do they rely on people being responsible? Jes
Depends how old ur house is as too what ltrs ur supposed to use,
Why use 9 ltrs to flush a toilet that only requires 4.6 ltrs to flush? its just a waste of water imho and if ur on a water meter ur paying for something and for its removal for nowt,
If ur house was built in the last 10 years it should only flush 6 ltrs of water.
This is very confusing! I'll tell you why. A plumber I know told me if you are putting in a new pan and cistern, it can only be 6 litres. it is illegal to fit a 9 litre cistern - infact you cannot buy it. Then he said if you are replacing a broken 9 litre cistern to match the existing pan you can get a 9 litre cistern! From the previous posts I conclude that the capacity of the cisterns is more than 6 litres (could be 9) but it is the adjustment on the syphon that restricts the water level to 6 litres. Am I right to assume that I can buy a new pan and cistern whose actual capacity is say 9 litres (although it may be fitted with a syphon that only allows 6 litres) and then fit it with this Dudley syphon which WRXCraig suggests to make it into a 9 litre job? I fully understand the need to be responsible and save water - I just like to know! Jes