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Thread: Where to buy trip lever for Toto Drake ST743S?

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    Default Where to buy trip lever for Toto Drake ST743S?

    The plastic piece right on the lever itself broke after less then three years of use. Where is a good place to buy a replacement? Are they available at Home Depot or Lowes or do I need to buy online? Mine has the silver metal lever and I looked at one place online and they wanted $52 for a replacement. Yikes, are they really that expensive? Also the flapper leaks a little bit sometimes. If I reflush it or move it slightly, the leaking usually stops. I don't think it started leaking until I started using the chlorine drop in disks. Are they bad for the toilet innards?

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    I don't know where to get the trip lever nor how much they are, but I will tell you that you have ruined the flapper and any other rubber innards of the toilet. NEVER use any kind of chemical in a toilet tank. Don't believe the ad hype the manufactures put on them, they always will eat up the insides of your toilet.

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    Listen to what Gary is saying. Those chlorine tablets are one of the worst possible things you can do to your toilet.

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    Don't use Chlorine in the tank, it does this below.
    The tank levers are $20 for the ST743S and E tanks.

    Or you can pick up a side mount Eljer style lever at a home center.
    With a brass rod, you may need to do some bending.
    The place that sold you the toilet should have trip levers.

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33472


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