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Old 07-09-13, 07:50 AM
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overflow extension tube

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The overflow tube was cut 2" low by error trying to fix something.

Is it reasonable to install the extension I see when I Google to bring it up to the right height?
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Old 07-09-13, 09:24 AM
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2" may not affect the flush.... Is it not flushing properly?

Never saw extensions and I would just install a new flush valve...

How old it the toilet? Sometimes better to upgrade then spend money on an old technology toilet...
 
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overflow tube extension

I put a piece of vinyl tubing on top of the overflow tube to compensate and it is working ok- a teeny bit high so a little extra flush.

It is a new tech 1.6 gpf toilet by Am. Standard, 6 years old.

I was wondering if anyone had experience with the extension?

Google "overflow extension tube" and you will see some.

It would look better if I sold the house than the vinyl.

OD is 1/14 ". Filed down pvc might work too but these are so cheap and look better.

Would you think it would have to be airtight when you slide it down?
 
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Old 07-09-13, 10:53 AM
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Those tubes look good... Air tight not needed... Just slide down below the water level as far as it will go...

Looks like you can trim them too... Just snip with scissors...
 
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Old 07-09-13, 11:17 AM
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I would think they would need to be watertight or they would constantly be draining in to the overflow...wouldn't they? Slowly I imagine...but still...
 
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Yes, you are right. They seem to just slide over the older tube in the video but that's advertising for you. That type came in a six pack of extensions maybe to be sure you use the correct one. I saw one with a rubber type seal which I would go for if necessary.
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Old 07-09-13, 03:33 PM
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Just don't get to high. I've seen apartments flooded because the extension tube was too high. There is no seal at the handle so if the flush valve hangs water will run out around the handle.
 
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I understand and thank you, Ray. I will be careful if I like the product; otherwise I will install a new overflow tube by taking the tank off.
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