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I live in a house that about 60 years old and still have the original toilets. It is getting harder to fine parts that work like the flapper valve. I don.t want to give up on them but it I do. how about a recommend band even model would be nice,
I am hesitant buy a new low water toilet because of all the reviews are shitty (pun) like several flushes, water level in bowl low and etc thanks
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Beat the bushes and find some parts!
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A plumbing supply house should have what you need maybe even an Ace Hardware.
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Change the whole flapper value assembly ....any wholesaler will have what you need on the shelf.
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Get a new one! The flow in new toilets has improved a lot in the last 20 years. I just installed this one a month ago. It has a 3 inch flush valve. Every been on a cruise ship? Flushes in 1.5 seconds. The American Standard Cadet gets excellent reviews

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I agree with the reviews ron is reading on not enough water in the bowel. How can you not have a stinky shit if there is not enough water to cover it all? Everybody must suffer just to please the needs of California.
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About 5 years ago,we bought an American Standard Champion 4 and a Toto. Both toilets are low flush volume. The only problem we've had with either one was a warped flapper in the Toto and the new part was redesigned to prevent that happening again. Considering we replaced old high flush volume toilets that needed plunging 2-4 times weekly, it's been a real treat to have these new htoilets that I've had to plunge less than 10 times total since installing them.

Low flush vollume toilets used to be poor performers. American Standard and Toto have very good products for sale today.
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I've got 2 Gerber Vipers at home. Clean flush and no clogs.
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Before you go buy a new toilet make sure you check the rough in dimension on the toilets you have now, it's not unusual to have 10" or even 14" rough in old homes verses the standard 12" we have now. I have switched over 2 to comfort height toilets, both 1.6 gpf, one Kohler and the other American Standard, both flush fine with no complaints.
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While your at it get a bidet!!! I've installed 4 of these https://amzn.to/3if5x2Z
Best thing since sliced bread, it freaking awesome. Its hybrid so it never runs out of warm water
My 85 year old mother went ape shit after installed one for her two months ago
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Be a man. Get a Ferguson.


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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
About 5 years ago,we bought an American Standard Champion 4
I just ordered one of these from HD. When the fill and flush valves fail, can I use my trusty 400A fill valve, or do I need to stick with their proprietary valves to keep it flushing hammer handles with gusto?
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If you get a 'two button" toilet, put a small binder clip of the ends of the plunge rods. That way the tank will empty every time and it takes the guess work and instruction out of guest usage. My newer commode has a design similar to a commercial product that pushes water from the front and not just the sides so the load is not dead weight relying on the siphon effect to draw it through the trap.
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Originally Posted by Chimpo View Post
I just ordered one of these from HD. When the fill and flush valves fail, can I use my trusty 400A fill valve, or do I need to stick with their proprietary valves to keep it flushing hammer handles with gusto?
Flush valves are unique to them. The silicon seal is the only thing that really fails. I keep a couple of spares on hand. About a 10 minute fix. They will flush damn near anything you throw at them. Do wish they held more water in the bowl to cut down on cleaning.
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The taller comfort toilets are great.
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Can you imagine having one shipped to house through Amazon - one heaving mofo
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Get a pressure-assisted siphon jet toilet, no more flapper valves or any other moving parts exposed
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Damn, I never realized that a toilet was so complicated.
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How many rod holders does the guy with $700 remote control Bidet toilet seat have on his boat
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post
Damn, I never realized that a toilet was so complicated.
have you seen gas cans lately?

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