Repairing a Pressure-Assisted Toilet
I installed my first pressure-assisted toilet last week--a two-piece, elongated Eljer that had been sitting in the woman's garage for 6 years!
After a few days, the tank-to-bowl gasket failed--no doubt it had dried and cracked from sitting in the garage.
Any other seals are hidden in the tank, which looks like a big "black box" to me. What other stuff can I expect to go wrong with this toilet, and how do I get to them inside that sealed unit in the tank?
the repair parts are expensive
we recently fought one of those in a bar....
I just changed out the whole tank..it cost me about $125
it was quick and easy, and from the looks of one of those bladders at 103.00
I broke even or better on the labor..involved.
Afraid of fooling with one
I dont trust those pressurized toilets...
anything that can startle me and make me jump
a foot off the seat when I do a courtesy flush
when I go to the bathroom is
just not to be trusted..
So I am sort of afraid of fooling
with those bladders and other diaphrams and
plumgers that can be changed out on a older toilet.....
It would be my luck to try to fool with one with
after market parts and see
it flood out a doctors office overnight....
then guess who gets to pay the bill????
So maybe I am wrong, but I KNOW that I cant
go wrong doing the whole tank thing...
a little bit more money...