View Full Version : Help ID Toilet
01-01-2005, 03:21 PM
Just yanked an older toilet, with the following markings:
A large blue K between the seat and tank
inside the tank a K4524 above a 70973 and a red stamp F-25 (inspector?)
under tank lid K4552 above 7973 and a large 3.
Anybody have the decoder ring?
01-01-2005, 03:28 PM
Those are Kohler numbers.
I was able to Goggle the tank lid number.
How old a toilet is this?
01-01-2005, 04:17 PM
Not really sure, original homeowner lived here for 40 years, however, the toilet is elongated (not sure how far back those date) and it had a plastic nozzle on the wax ring (not sure how far back those date either). Also had the fluidmaster 400A fill valve and it had a flush valve seat repair. House was built in 1960. Found about 1/8" of hard water deposits in the trapway which was probably the reason it flushed poorly.
01-01-2005, 05:58 PM
The 1/8" may not have made a difference, but a similar amount in the part between the tank and the bowl probably would - it would have slowed the amount of water dumping and the bowl wash. My unprofessional opinion! There's a big difference in the quality of flush on new toilets, and there are old ones, even with a huge water flow, were junk, too.
01-02-2005, 06:57 PM
The ceramic date is molded into the china like the kohler number.