Flush Valve

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Old 05-24-19, 09:41 AM
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Flush Valve

Have a toilet where the flush valve is installed with some sort of putty. The toilet is original to the house, 1957. Is this ever OK not having it secured with a nut.
 
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Old 05-24-19, 10:16 AM
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The putty is under the tank holding the valve in place instead of a big plastic nut ?
I don't like the sound of that.
 
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Old 05-24-19, 10:23 AM
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Thats what I was afraid of. A plumber came out and just replaced the putty or whatever it was. Thought maybe that was how it was in 1957.
 
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Old 05-24-19, 10:36 AM
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That's older than I am. I couldn't see how putty could ever be a proper fastener.
Are you sure he didn't putty in the tank and a nut underneath....
or putty and a nut underneath ?
 
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Old 05-24-19, 06:12 PM
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The toilet is original to the house, 1957.

Replace that old dinosaur. That old toilet probably uses 5 gallons or more per flush, get a new 1.6 or 1.28 gallon flush model.
 
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