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Plumbers Please Roca Cistern Overflowing

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by pjgtech, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Hi, I have an overflowing cistern, its a built in jobbie, Roca Duo/duplo I think?
    I finally got the front plate off (everyone said pull it up, but mine has to be pushed to the RHS, but took me while to figure it out!
    The shut off valve (blue) is working ok, so I can stop it overflowing.
    I now want to to take out the valve and adjust it / clean it as it seems to be getting stuck, not lifting up when it should, but I can't get the inner "box" out to give access to the gubbings inside, see photos. I have watched a couple of youtube clips and the box usually clips out or you release a couple of plastic screws, etc. There are two threaded screws, but they don't seem to move and I don't want to force it, anyone know how to get the box out?
    I'm an ex plumber (but long time ago!) and happy to take it to bits, clean it, etc, but these new fangled built in jobbies were not around in my day, so just want some advice, ta....
     

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    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    I may have fixed this now, managed to get my large sausage fingers into the small recess without removing the outer box, and get just enough grip to turn the thread and adjust the float valve down a bit, and it now seems to flush again ok. Would still like to get the box out and give the valve a good clean though, so still open to ideas about removing the inner box for better access if anyone has any? cheers
     
  3. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    If it’s one of these

    818598A2-4D15-477C-AD34-D1607EC9DCE6.jpeg
    or these :

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    then it appears the “inner box” ?? is the entire cistern ??? so it’d be a remove tiles & repair (or replace if a sealed unit ) job .

    If it’s the back box looking bit that protude through the tiles , then it may just those screw pegs holding it in as they look like it’s to set the depth of that box to make it flush with the wall covering ?

    sorry can’t be more helpful :(
     
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  4. Jonkem

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    Aren't the posts just to set depth for the cover? I thought the box clipped on prior to tiling?

    If your problem might be cause by limescale, I've used thin bleach In a hand sprayer, sprayed everything in there and left overnight before.
     
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  5. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Yep, Roca seem to do several different versions of the same basic unit, so not entirely sure which one this is, as obviously its all behind tiles!
    I think it was just scaled up, so spraying with thin bleach, etc may be worth a try. All the bits (that I can see) seem in good order, the flush moves up and down, the valve moves up and down, etc, shut the water off etc. The house is only four years old so its not that old or had that much use? As I say I manage to adjust the float a bit and it seems to flush ok now, will see how I get on.... cheers
     
  6. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Most of these have torbec float valves, pia they really are, keep a couple of the little Internal diaphragms handy, they always fail and then let by and overflow
     
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    Definitely worth spraying it if you're in a hard water area.
    I also hold the fill valve shut and pour a half litre of bleach into the cisterns after flushing. Cleans the bottom of the flush valve. Best leaving it overnight and definitely better with thin bleach as opposed to the fashionable thick stuff.
     
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  8. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Update: so I seem to have sorted it (for now). I managed to adjust the valve without taking it out, lowered the float a bit, so it shuts off a bit earlier now, seems to shut off every time now. I also sprayed a load of de-scaler / limescale remover into the unit, so that may have helped too. Would still be nice to get the inner box off/out if at all possible, as then you can actually get inside and remove the valve or the flush unit if required. Every youtube video I've seen shows the inner box as being removeable, so I should be able to remove mine too, I'll investigate further if I need to, but its working for now, so hey ho... :up:
     

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