trying to replace flapper but it is different than ones I have seen


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Old 08-02-16, 01:07 PM
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trying to replace flapper but it is different than ones I have seen

the flapper doesn't stay up so the flush has to be held down. I shortened the chain but no dice. But this flapper is unlike ones i have seen in home depot or online.
Also, can the plastic part that holds the bottom part down be repaired with super glue?

Any advice and help is appreciated!

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Old 08-02-16, 02:01 PM
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I'd just replace the whole flapper valve assembly. The whole kit is $10-$20.
 
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Old 08-03-16, 01:50 PM
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So i have looked at lowes and home depot websites and cannot find a similar style. All the ones, including the one joe linked, are the kind that is screwed from the bottom after removing the tank, but my tank is not removable and is part of the bowl. Instead of the nut, the metal bracket and screw hold down the flush valve assembly. Will I just have to repair the plastic, short of replacing the whole toilet?
 
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Old 08-03-16, 01:53 PM
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joecaption, that wont work because my tank is connected to the bowl and cannot be removed to screw in this one.
 
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Old 08-03-16, 03:33 PM
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Wow, I haven't seen a toilet like that in 20 years. How many gallons does it use to flush? If it's not a modern low volume you might consider this a good time to upgrade.
 
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Old 08-03-16, 05:11 PM
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pilot, the house im in is about 10 years old so they must be too, and im pretty certain they are 1.6gpf as the tank is pretty small. I cannot find a brand name anywhere, but heres a picture

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[this picture is of the other bathroom's working toilet]
 
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Old 08-03-16, 05:26 PM
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Take the flapper to a real hardware store not BigBox home supply and see if they have a replacement. If not try a plumbing supply.
 
 

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