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Welcome to the Plumbingwerx Blog Page 


Posts will be added on a regular basis, so keep checking back. Topics will include general news/updates, reviews, hints and tips, tutorials, real life "on the job" stories, random subjects, etc, etc.  

All of the "on the job" stories will have the customer names and property locations changed, to protect identities, and maintain privacy. The stories, and situations herein are specific to Plumbingwerx, and don't necessarily apply to other tradespeople.

If there's a topic/subject you would be interested in covering, or have a particular question that you believe would be interesting to others, please leave a comment to say so. Suggestions are always appreciated.


Ivo @ Plumbingwerx

How To... Replace The Washer On A Flush Valve


This tutorial/how to is for instructional purposes only.

Plumbingwerx accepts no responsibility, or liability for any injury/damage caused to persons/property due to the use, or misuse, of information on this website.

If for any reason don’t feel confident in what you’re doing, please call someone who can do this for you. Whilst the danger from domestic plumbing work is relatively low, it can on occasion lead to long-lasting, and expensive, property damage, and/or personal injury.

Always perform an appropriate risk assessment, and stay safe.

Please click on the below icon to take you to Plumbingwerx’s tutorial video, with details on how to replace the washer and clip on an Ideal Standard/Armitage Shanks flush valve.

This is the process to follow if your cistern is letting water into the pan.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to leave them on the video. Alternatively, please get in touch using one of the contact forms on the site, or by e-mailing

- Ivo @ Plumbingwerx



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