Rated 1 out of 5Â by bbqnutman Poor Quality
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.
1 Sep 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by moth22 useless
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.
24 Aug 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Pott Macdee Syphon
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)
22 Aug 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SyphonedOff Not Fit For Purpose
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.
14 Jul 2014