Re: I have a 40 year old American Standard one piece toilet.
Posted by e-plumber on January 27, 2004 at 11:21:26:
In response to Re: I have a 40 year old American Standard one piece toilet.
: I have replaced the rubber flapper that flips
: up to flush, but I can not get it to always seal when it drops back down. I have put in 3 diffrent rubber units, wieghted it with paper clips, adjusted the chain and wiped the seat. How can I replacec the flush vvalve seat?
: Thanks Kevin
If the flush valve face is pitted or damaged, the rubber disc will not seal 100% and the tank will lose water. Occaisionally, you can re-surface the flush valve face with a metal file and emory cloth.
The flush valve is replaceable if needed, there are 3 brass screws that hold it to the toilet tank with brass "brackets" underneath. The screws will most likely unscrew easily, bring the part in for an exact match up.
Good Luck. e-plumber