|Posted by Chris Rodrigues on October 27, 2001 at 11:53:33:|
|In response to Re: vent-away toilet|
: I feel like I'm in heaven! We moved into our 1911 house 5 years ago and have a Vent-Away toilet in our main bathroom. It has worked PERFECTLY until yesterday. Now it seems to run constantly--I tried to turn off the water valve behind the bowl, but am unable to get it completely tight--the water pressure seems to continue. I wanted to turn it off so I could familiarize myself with the gizmos inside--it looks like no toilet I've ever seen before--a virtual Rube Goldberg machine!! Any hints?
I agree with you. I bought a house that has 7 Vent-Away toilets and they are great! Took me a little while to figure them out and repair/adjust the linkages. The problem I am now working on is that the backing nuts inside the tank which hold the seat to the toilet have deteriorated/crumbled/disappeared(?!). The hold-down stud built into the seat pivot has a strange thread and I haven't found appropriate nuts. Also, just getting your hand/tools into that area to tighten such nuts is almost impossible without partially disassembling part of the flush/vent mechanism (Actually, removing the flapper, if I remember correctly.) Since the flappers are almost 30 years old and probably brittle, I am a little timid on this.
Lastly, let me tell you that the American Standard technical service folks are very helpful on this. There is one older gentleman I spoke with who is their Vent-Away expert and he is awsome on the subject.
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