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Old 07-16-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I have an old high tank toilet that won't flush anymore. The old stopper mechanism--a plastic cylinder that went up and down on a chain that wrapped around a copper tube with cutouts for water flow--ceased working after the copper rusted away. I suppose welding on a new piece would do the trick but this is way beyond my ability. A friend put in a rubber stopper, but, even with a weight, it won't stay down enough to keep the water from flowing. Any suggestions?

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-Eric


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Old 07-16-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Is it possible to remove the copper tube section and take it to a plumibing company or welding/machine shop? If it is possible to calculate the heights and sizes of the cutouts, it might be possible to rebuild something that would work. This sounds like a problem I would love to sink my teeth into.


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Old 07-18-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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Please take some pictures. They are sooooo cool.

The elevated tank also makes for a great flush. I have never had the priveledge to work on one. So I'm sorry I can't help you out.
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