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Easy to fit, very adjustable and worked perfectly first try.
on 28 February 2014
I fitted this to a 1960's low level ( not close-coupled) Twyfords cistern with front mounted lever. I have only had some small DIY plumbing experience e.g. replacing washers etc but I have never fitted a syphon in a cistern. As long as you read the instructions carefully and do the whole job slowly and with great care, you should not run into problems. It took me almost exactly 30 minutes (+ tidying up before "the Boss" came home).
All you need is a large adjustable spanner, a pair of pliers and a screwdriver ( the later two for removing your old mechanism). Essentially you need a newspaper to place on the floor + a bucket with a sponge and a cloth.
There is no need to remove the cistern tank or the ball cock mechanism.
Start by turning off your cold water feed or main. Turn on any other cold taps on the same circuit as this will prevent any seeping at the ball cock. Flush the toilet and dry out any residual water from the cistern with sponge and cloth.
With a low level WC, there are normally two plastic nuts on the existing outlet pipe from your cistern. You will need to undo both and discard the top one only. After you have removed the old syphon unit, you will gently be able to swing the outlet pipe just enough to be able to remove the top nut and any washer and feed on the new nut ( I reused my old thin washer but it is not asked for).
The new syphon unit has an integral overflow pipe. Orientate the unit so the overflow is the opposite side from your ball cock, otherwise you may be tight for space.
Remember you will not save water if people have to flush twice, so I set my full flush to maximum flush. For the same reason, I set my small flush so that it would just flush away two pieces of loo roll.
This is a great piece of kit of excellent design and very good quality construction. I would buy again. GOOD LUCK.