Sterling toilet, flapper issues


Old 06-18-11, 08:03 AM
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Sterling toilet, flapper issues

I have 2 Sterling 1.6 GPF toilets and I can't seem to find a good flapper for it that works the way it should. I do know that the flapper has to be longer vs the short flappers like a Korky for example. I have used Fluid Master because they seem to agree better with these toilets.

Lately I am having an issue where after the toilet is flushed water still trickles down into the toilet for 5-7min afterwards, I tried the food coloring test and there is a little bit that shows up even with the longer Fluid Master flapper.....any help is appreciated. Thanks
Old 06-18-11, 08:16 AM
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IMO its always best to put the oringinal flapper back in. Sometimes the universals dont work.

Also another cause of tank to bowl leaking could be a crack in the flush valve itself.

Did you change the fill valve also? Sometimes the tube that is inserted in the overflow tube can siphon water from the tank. Make sure its cut to length and not just stuck down the tube.

Mike NJ

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