Rated 4 out of 5Â by BlueflameDave Cool device
I fitted this device for a customer who was having trouble operating the original push button flush on her toilet due to bad arthritis in her hands. Although I have fitted many replacement flush siphons/valves I had not previously fitted an infrared operated device and I was interested to check out how useful it might be for other customers. As I do this for a living, removing the toilet cistern and replacing it is fairly straightforward, however, unless you are a fairly competent DIYer it might be best to entrust this work to a professional whom you trust. Before starting the job it would be worth having a close coupling kit to hand as I found that I had to use a different 'doughnut' washer to the one supplied in the kit. Also, although it stated on the box that batteries were not supplied with the valve, I didn't notice this until I started the job. You will need 4 AA batteries to complete the installation. Once fitted the valve worked as I had hoped and did not seem to be affected by the light being switched on and off, unlike an infrared tap I fitted in the past. I have not been able to assess the performance or reliability over an extended period and hence have only given an average mark for this, but I have no reason to suspect that the valve will not work for a reasonable length of time. Overall very impressed with the product and would definitely recommend.
15 Jun 2014