"WC Close Coupling Kit Despite the comments about the metal bracket being to thin this works a treat. Non-plumbers take note this is not to be tightened to tight just to form a water tight seal which it does well. I always fit this when changing the fill and/or flush valve. Good practice and never leaks. I keep a bag of them in the van always."
"when changing closed coupled cistern syphon, it's really sensible to have one of these on hand to make sure the job goes smoothly. If the old one is nackered, unless you fit a new one you could be making a crisis out of the refit , ie leaks meaning you have to dismantle again"
"I was encouraged by a previous review saying that this kit came with rubber AND foam washers. This would be good as you never know what you need until the toilet is apart. On collection I noticed that only a rubber washer is supplied. When I fitted the rubber washer there was no way it would compress between my cistern and bowl. Incidentally a very worn foam washer came out. So..off to the plumbers merchants..."Hi, do you have doughnut washers ?"...."Yes Sir, rubber or foam" "Foam please"......sorted. So in short if a thick rubber washer is what you need then this kit will suffice. But not for me today."
"Essential for 99% of all jobs where close-coupled cistern removal is needed. You might take a chance sometimes on the other 1%! The metal washers under the wingnuts are too small, as some pans have larger cast-in holes, and the supplied washers pull through when tightened up. I wish they still supplied the rubber washers for these as well."
"instructions poor, but any diy plumber should have no problums working it out. main fault is either doughnut ring a bit large or back plate needs to be stronger so it does not bend when tightened down."