Product Reviews

Macdee Dual-Flush Siphon

Macdee Dual-Flush Siphon
Average Customer Rating:
2.875 out of 5
2.9
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(16 Reviews) 16
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Rating Breakdown 16 reviews
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7 of 16(44%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
Review 1 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Back in action
27 Oct 2014
By
, Brighton
"Bought this after comparing all siphons, worth the money knowing it was a universal fit meaning no return trips to swap parts.
Easy install, clear instructions and fully flush adjustable
"
Review 2 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Siphon
15 Sep 2014
By
, Peterborough
"Only fitted this recently, but it is good quality and is fully adjustable. It was easy to fit. Appears to be worth the extra as compared to a normal cheaper siphon. I would most certainly get this again when required rather than buy a cheaper siphon."
Review 3 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Excellent product
9 Jul 2014
By
, Brighouse West Yorks
"I recently had pleasure of fitting the Mc dee syphon to a customers wc. The cistern of the wc
was quite small and would not take a standard syphon which a previous plumber had fitted to the cistern resulting in the bell of the syphon compressing slightly causing the diaphram to distort creating a faulty flush. I had only gone to replace the filling system but got pulled in to trying to remedy the faulty flush. I replaced the syphon with the mcdee syphon which has a smaller bell it fitted perfectly with no problems and the faulty flush was cured. I will put this product at the top of my preferences for syphons.
"
Review 4 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good workmanlike product
8 Jul 2014
By
, East Midlands
"This is a well made and well thought out product. I bought it as the 'safe' option when I needed to replace a siphon and it worked well. In hindsight I could probably have got away with a basic one at less than half the price but it was worth the extra to avoid an extra trip to the merchant.
Good product, just a bit pricey"
Review 5 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Syphon unit
2 Jul 2014
By
, Gloucester
"Works well, straight forward to fit has lots of adjustments so you can reduce flush volumes. To early to consider reliability operation seems to need less effort so the kids will benefit. All round please with the purchase."
Review 6 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Macdee Syphon
22 Aug 2014
By
, RG10 (Reading)
"Excellent product easy to fit.
Has built in overflow which was great bonus as the previous owner had omitted to fi an overflow to the cistern.
Hopefully this Syphon will be maintenance free
Ie no more plastic diaphragms to fit.( the reason for this repair)
"
Review 7 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Compact siphon replacement
1 Apr 2014
By
, Manchester
"I had to replace a faulty siphon on a close coupled cistern. I had already bought the new siphon but, after getting everything in pieces, found it was too wide for the cistern. So a trip to Screwfix was required for this replacement. Good service as usual and the siphon does the job. No idea about reliability at this stage. The 2 downsides are that the full flush requires the lever to be held down until the flush finishes which, believe it or not, is a bit of a pain; and the adjustment for the amount of water used is inaccessible now it is installed. I would have to remove the siphon to alter the setting so I left it as received.
I would have used the Fluidmaster, which is brilliant, but the lady of the household wanted to retain the flush handle.
"
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Review 8 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Good design needs some work
18 Sep 2014
By
, Guildford
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"Fitted for my in-laws, 10 year guarantee fantastic (only ever go round if they have a problem), fitted 6 months ago, fitted in well and easily adjusted,
called over at 6.00 AM cant flush the loo
the plunger had snapped off at the base of the Diaphragm / flap device.. not impressed, fixed Temporarily with a large screw wound up the hole in the unit"
Review 9 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Poor Plunger Design
24 Oct 2014
By
, Sussex
"Ive had two of these now and they have both snapped on the plastic plunger that connects to the diaphram.
it needs something a bit more substantial as it is an obvious weakness. im going to replace the plunger with a bastardised metal bolt as all the other functionality is perfectly acceptable"
Review 10 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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A pricey item for what is!
2 Oct 2014
By
, Norfolk
"Bought this a spare for the van. On initial inspection it showed promise with good features. Fitting no different to other siphons and the extendable neck ensured correct fill height. Where this Item let itself down and several items after this was the poor quality of fit of the volume selected on the side, which due to a poor fit would not let much more than a half flush to be obtained. For the price I would have expected better. Have now gone back to tried tested siphons."
Review 11 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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It just breaks
23 Nov 2014
By
, Tamworth
"All appears well when you fit it, but what good is a product if it only lasts 6 months? What do you do when your customer is an elderly gentleman with only one toilet he can use and he telephones you on a Sunday morning? You can't leave him without a flushing toilet and getting your £19.99 back does not cover your double time and diesel, not to mention not being able to take your daughter to the park! I get really angry that manufacturers do not take more responsibility for their products. Screwfix should remove this product from their stores immediately! How good was the testing before it was released for sale?"
Review 12 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not as good as hoped
28 Oct 2014
By
, West London
"Wish I had read other reviews before purchasing. Fitted two of these units at the weekend.
Volume adjustment does not seal properly so full flush did not empty cistern on either, thus giving only a partial flush."
Review 13 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Would not buy again
15 Sep 2014
By
, Corby
"Paid a little bit extra for this product, (Get what you pay for) Having had it for about two months the plastic plunger snapped. Unfortunately did not keep the receipt or I could get my money back.
"10 year guarantee"
"Fit and Forget" If only
"
Review 14 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Poor Quality
1 Sep 2014
By
, Derby
"The 'unique flapper system' which replaces a traditional diaphragm is really poor quality plastic.
Took the unit out of the box to find that one of the black hinges which holds one of the flaps in place was broken.
I don't buy that this is 'outstanding quality' as splashed all over the flashy packaging.
Disappointed."
Review 15 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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useless
24 Aug 2014
By
, Newmarket
"This product wasted so much time. The setup is very fussy, the dual flush is opposite to the norm, but worst of all, the customer insisted that I replaced it with one that worked. The flow rate was so poor that it wouldn't flush away paper, let alone anything more solid. I would never fit another one."
Review 16 for Macdee by Wirquin Universal Dual-Flush Siphon
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not Fit For Purpose
14 Jul 2014
By
, Cheshire
"This product appears to be an excellent design and well made. After fitting I have found the opposite. It will only allow the cistern to empty by a half due to 3 places where air can enter the syphon body and break the syphon. The three places are:
1. The plunger that attaches to the cistern handle for flushing. When fully extended the plunger is round in cross-section and fits sung within a round hole giving an airtight seal. If you release the handle on the cistern during flushing the plunger returns to the fill position, but you now have a + cross-section within a round hole that is obviously not airtight and breaks the syphon action. A previous reviewer stated that they had to hold the cistern handle down to get a full flush. This is the reason.
2. The two rubber seals that are attached to the syphon body, and are smeared in petroleum jelly, do not seal properly during flushing. When pushing down on the cistern handle it moves the body of the syphon in a way that it breaks the airtight seal between the syphon body pipe and the pipe that transports the water in the cistern to the bowl.
3. The adjustable water-level dial on the syphon body is not airtight and is worse than useless. I have had to seal the holes under the adjustable water-level dial with Blu-tack to stop it breaking the syphon as soon as the water-level reaches the top hole, regardless of how the dial is set.
I am competent at DIY having installed bathrooms and central heating over the years, and have spent many hours getting this syphon to operate satisfactorily. In my opinion do not waste your time and money on this product."