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Mike1351

10:17AM | 02/20/04
Member Since: 02/19/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Cannot find a replacement for our toilet shutoff valve. It does not appear that current day rubber gaskets fit to fix the worsening lack of complete closure as water rises in tank. As the water supply comes into the tiolet tank (hangs on wall) from the top of tank into vlave, no current hardware stores or specialty bath shops have anything close to this configuration. Any reference to Siwelclo toilet/fixtures would be appreciated.

plumber Tom

12:41PM | 02/20/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
That name sounds obsolete, so you may have to replace the entire valve. If you don't know how to solder, compression valves and fittings are available. You can connect the the supply line to the existing tank with a flexy supply line that have rubber gaskets inside the flexy's. If this sounds out-of your reach, call in your plumber. Good Luck, plumber Tom

erik peterson

05:06AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
What you have is called a "top-fill" ballcock...replace your existing with a new replacement unit. Usually top-fills are piped in 3/8" galvanized and often the pipe will crumble when attempting repairs (most of these toilets are 60-90 years old). Hire a professional used to working on these antiques...professional plumbing supply or on-line site specializing in antique fixtures will be your source..erik
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