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Reqire a tube to add to water inlet pipe to eliminate water falling sound

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Hi.

I'm presuming this is in the wrong section.
If it is, and you are talking about toilet or cold water tank cisterns, you cannot add a pipe. Water reg's won't allow it.

What you can do is replace the valve with a silent one. These may also be "fast fill" or "torbec valve" - and do not dribble water for long periods.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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