I recently bought an older home (1925) and have a problem with a toilet. I'm not sure of the age of the toilet, but I estimate it to be at least some decades old.
The problem is that there appears to be nothing to prevent the stopper pullchain from not only pulling open the flapper, but also pulling the flapper seat (with sealant putty) right out of the drainhole in the bottom of the tank. This happens consistently when the toilet is flushed.
The flapper and seat look of current replacement vintage. The flapper is hinged directly to the seat itself and this flapper/seat assembly is attached to the bottom of the overflow tube. There is a "complicated" metal assembly on the inside of the watertank at the flush handle. A chain connects a lever of this assembly to the flapper. There's nothing obvious about the flush handle assembly which would prevent the pulling of the chain to the point of pulling out the flapper seat.
Do I possibly have the wrong flapper assembly installed in this old toilet?
Any help appreciated.
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