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    Default How do I increase flush time?

    I just replaced all the parts inside my toilet. It flushed fine before I did this; the gaskets were worn out and needed replacing so I went ahead and replaced everything.

    I need to increase the flush time. The flapper closes before the toilet is finished flushing. If I hold the handle down when I flush a few extra seconds it flushes fine.

    Where should I start making adjustments?

    Thanks!

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    http://www.korky.com/Flapper2001BP.html

    If you have a flapper like above, you may need to cut the round circle out and just use the openings for the pins.
    http://www.korky.com/PDF/2001BP.pdf

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    You may have used the wrong flapper. Many toilets today use the flapper design to achieve the proper GPF. The so-called "universal" flappers often either flush too much or too little.

    If you are unable to find an OEM flapper, then Fluidmaster and Korky make an adjustable flapper, where you can adjust the timing of the flush. You should find these at any box or hardware or plumbing store.

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    The best way that I have found to get a nice long flush and the most amount of water from the toilet tank is to use a timing cup flapper.

    http://www.cornerhardware.com/index....f3023992f32d15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry

    http://www.korky.com/Flapper2001BP.html

    If you have a flapper like above, you may need to cut the round circle out and just use the openings for the pins.
    http://www.korky.com/PDF/2001BP.pdf

    I agree. My toilet flapper stopped sealing so I bought a universal one at the local hardware store, and was getting real upset that it was closing right after flushing. I eventually looked at the directions and figured out I needed to cut out a certain piece if I wasn't using it. Once I did that, my problem was gone.

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