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    Master Plumber Dunbar Plumbing's Avatar
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    Use only the red mansfield flush seals; those are supposedly the best and chemical resistant to chlorine, within reason.


    They've been making the gray ones forever, I've seen black ones that are worthless in the name of longevity.

    Last edited by Terry; 08-07-2011 at 09:34 PM.
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    We throw away lots of Mansfield toilets in the Seattle area.
    They make different models, and the builder grade version gives me steady business all year long replacing them.

    In my daughter new home, we got rid of three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    We throw away lots of Mansfield toilets in the Seattle area.
    They make different models, and the builder grade version gives me steady business all year long replacing them.

    In my daughter new home, we got rid of three.
    I love the sound they make at the conclusion of the high arcing trip to the dumpster at the shop...

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    Default Mansfield 160 toilet...help!

    After replacing the handle which broke and replacing the flush valve seal, the tank is holding water however the flush valve will not fall back down when flushed. Any suggestions to fix this blasted toilet? Thanks. Kim

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    Re-read Terry and Redwood's last replies. You've got a build grade toilet and, regardless of manufacturer, builder grade potties are terrible. The pros like Terry and Redwood make a pretty good living replacing them.

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    You seem very demanding for a guy getting FREE advice! Like all things there are many price levels, mansfield is just fine but a Corvette it is not. In my area of the country it is the most standard of choices....and yes this plumbing contractor would have put one in his house too if his wife did not pick out the fancy 400$ one that matched the bathroom.

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    I wish I could ship all my Mansfield 160 toilets your way then. The dump fees for these is costing me a lot.

    I think the original poster was just wondering what his options were.
    When I was building homes, I realized that to make money, you had to keep costs down.
    As a contractor selling product and installing, I can offer more choices without breaking the bank.
    It's nice being able to sell people what they want, rather then, let's just fill that hole.
    Last edited by Terry; 04-04-2011 at 05:35 PM.

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    The Mansfield Alto was MaP rated at 275, at least for one sample.
    Mansfield Alto, 275 grams with 1.6 gallons
    To get a Watersense label requires 350 grams or better with 1.28 gallons.

    We remove a lot of them. Depending on the day they were made and who made them in the factory, there can be individual differences. My daughters home plugged all three the weekend she moved in.
    Many products will work better then the Mansfield Alto with 2" flushvalve.

    Mansfield was sold by the thousands in the Seattle area, so it keeps us pretty busy removing them.
    Last edited by Terry; 08-05-2011 at 09:41 AM.

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    Mansfield are installed by the thousands here. They are a very reliable toilet that are easy to work on. I like the 3 bolt pattern(more stable), the flush tower(last longer than a flush valve and flapper) and the ballcock(way better than the crappy fill valves in todays toilets), plus they are made in the USA. I install more Mansfeilds than another toilet.
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    The Ace Hardware brand for Mansfield 160 flush valve seals are too thick and not allowing for proper installation. Only ones that have a reliable standard are the OEM type flush valve seals from Mansfield.
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