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Racer814
02-06-2007, 03:06 AM
and was still working
the old man who lived there said it was 35 y/o....I don't believe that but I have never seen one in this bad of shape that was still working....:eek:

hj
02-06-2007, 04:40 AM
I don't believe the age either, but have seen others that were fuzzy like that and still worked.

Norcal
02-06-2007, 08:26 AM
I see lots of them in that condition...must be the water plus age. But, I don't think they made that style flapper 35 years ago.

Those little flappers will stain the heck out of your hands if you're not wearing gloves...that much I know.

dubldare
02-06-2007, 05:25 PM
I've seen some old-skool flush valves in cabins. I mean old, with leather gaskets.

But then again, the flush tanks were wood, with copper linings...

Dunbar Plumbing
02-06-2007, 06:00 PM
Curtain flush valves, those still exist in a great deal of uppity old money homes in Cincinnati.

Looks like someone put a soup can in the toilet. :p

plumber1
02-06-2007, 06:02 PM
I can believe the old man, but by the looks of that Korkey, it wasn't working good enough to hold water..........

dubldare
02-06-2007, 06:35 PM
Curtain flush valves, those still exist in a great deal of uppity old money homes in Cincinnati.

Looks like someone put a soup can in the toilet. :p


Have an old (AmStd low-boy one piece) at a cabin I winterize, has the old brass soup can. I have yet to need to get at the flapper, but I'm guessing its a douglas tank ball under there.

That particular toilet also has a petcock in the bottom of the tank for draining.

Racer814
02-06-2007, 07:10 PM
^ you old farts:p

Racer814
02-06-2007, 07:15 PM
^ you old farts:phaaaa

calling y'all ..."old farts"

and I'm going to bed cause "I got a busy day tommorrow".....haaa

"night:D