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    Rochelle flush valve replacement

    Lowe's sells a 1B1X replacement for about ten bucks and this can be combined with the fluidmaster 555 flapper. Total cost of the fix less than $20. Takes a little ingenuity to run the hose from a...
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    I am still stuck with a couple of these brass units that sell for anywhere from $240 to $389. I took an impact wrench and a 1-1/16" socket to remove the check plunger which has a groove and a little...
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    the 1B1X after-market replacement is now...

    the 1B1X after-market replacement is now available at Lowe's for $9.99.
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    thanks for the info.

    thanks for the info.
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    I've never seen those in the big box stores....

    I've never seen those in the big box stores. where do you buy them?
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    If you MUST use a substance like vaseline, make...

    If you MUST use a substance like vaseline, make it K-Y JELLY which is not petroleum based.
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    the $150 charge was probably the best deal i got...

    the $150 charge was probably the best deal i got the whole week. when it gets that bad, it's time to pick up the phone.

    i believe that's what i was saying, but thanks for repeating it.
    if...
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    ferguson's carries the kohler conversion flush...

    ferguson's carries the kohler conversion flush valve kit for $37 bucks. it has three anchor bolts to anchor it into the triangle in the bottom of the tank. the flapper might still leak a little,...
  9. Thread: leak - help!

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    LOL. good one. :p

    LOL. good one. :p
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    i'd get a plumber to clean that drain out and...

    i'd get a plumber to clean that drain out and then get him back in another 50 years whether it needs it or not. :D
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    i went thru the same experience when the missus...

    i went thru the same experience when the missus stuffed most of our worldly possessions down the garbage disposal. I tried the hose and bladder trick, liquid drano, 15' snake and the whole bit...
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    what has worked the best for me is the plumbpak...

    what has worked the best for me is the plumbpak 23592. remember, i have the conversion float valve with the hooks on the side. i had to get a plastic chain from a fluidmaster kit because the metal...
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    Lowe's recently started carrying the fill valve...

    Lowe's recently started carrying the fill valve for $9.98. The flapper is tougher, even the kohler replacement doesn't work well. i got one at ferguson's for about $4.00.
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    i have six of the older model kohlers from the...

    i have six of the older model kohlers from the eighties. the brass fill valves cost about $200 apiece, and for the others, you can't even buy the plastic fill valve or any part within it, without...
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    well, at least a couple of answers responded to...

    well, at least a couple of answers responded to the new member's post. :confused:
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    is it also illegal for the do-it-yourself-er?

    is it also illegal for the do-it-yourself-er?
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    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1...

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?p=118115#post118115
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    sometimes the plastic pipe gets bowed down when...

    sometimes the plastic pipe gets bowed down when they pour the concrete floor. this creates a slight hill to go up making obstruction of the pipe more likely. throw in the water saver toilet and...
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    i like the braided stainless also for durability....

    i like the braided stainless also for durability. occasionally i've had some problems with them leaking where they connect to the fill valve, but i believe that was the fault of the valve rather...
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    you are correct, but i believe the one they are...

    you are correct, but i believe the one they are now selling is the rectangular valve with the hooks, and it has a problem similar to the one described in this thread with the flapper not seating...
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    i just fixed a stubborn rialto with the...

    i just fixed a stubborn rialto with the rectangular valve by taking a couple of rubber faucet washers and placing them on the hooks between the eyes on either side of the flapper and the flush valve...
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    color the water in the tank, and you'll have a...

    color the water in the tank, and you'll have a clue as to where it's leaking.
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    might try shortening the chain so the flapper...

    might try shortening the chain so the flapper goes up a tad higher and might stay afloat a little longer. some flappers have styrophome on the underside that helps then float better.
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    might also google Church toilet seats; i've found...

    might also google Church toilet seats; i've found some to fit old one piece kohlers there.
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    with that standing "ovulation" you might see lots...

    with that standing "ovulation" you might see lots more of those stores cropping up in your area. :D
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