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    Default Retro fitted toilet cistern. 50's with 6/3 flush

    I bought a toilet suite and specifically got one which had the S trap exposed like the old style ones. The cistern was another matter.

    I bought an old Brent brand brass cistern, and thought that will be just right to fit with the retro bathroom. Problems are the pan is 6/3 flush and the cistern is probably 15 litre flush. Apart from water wasting, it would not work well.

    So I gutted both of the cisterns and put the internals of the new into the old. I repaired and painted the old one first. I painted it in two pack paint at work. I had to make a hole in the top cover for the new dual flush buttons.



    It would be funny to watch people press the original button and nothing happens.
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    Custom hotrod cisterns!

    I'm loving this!

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    a nice and sensitive response to a period-design issue

    well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Steve
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    ....catchy phrase here

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    I actually have another cistern same vintage, a Delmatic brand and it could also be converted the same.

    When the bathroom is totally finished I will post pics. Every spins out how 50's it is looking.

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