09:22AM | 02/11/06
Member Since: 02/03/06
3 lifetime posts
I have an american standard toilet(one peice) dated June 1948 model 2892000. This toilet takes a curtin valve which is the old can type. I have replaced this twice to the tune of $95.00 each time.The toilet still runs. Obviously I am not getting a good seal on the fill valve as water still leaks into the bowl. any suggestions? I don't want to replace the toilet as my house is civil war era and we are trying to keep it as such and new modern toilet would not be an option. Thanks


09:41AM | 02/11/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
1948 is hardly "civil war era". And in fact in indoor toilet would not be civil war era.

While I don't know about this model, but most one piece toilets are "modern looking".

I would seriously look at replacing it. You can get all kinds of styles from AS, Kohler, etc. So to a plumbing supply house and as to see the full line catalogs.

And there are speicaly suppliers that have reproduction antigue toilets.

Now I don't know anything about a curtin valve (in fact I thought that it was a typo until I did a google), but in genral there are 3 ways that water can continously run in a toilet.

One, the FILL vavle is leaking and the water will build up and run over the overflow tube. This is easy to check by observing the tank level.

Two, the tube that goes from the fill valve into the overflow tube is push down to far into the overflow tube so that it below the tank level and it will syphon water out of the tank into the bowel.

Three, the FLUSH valve is slowly leaking. The easy way to check that is to observe the water level in the tank. Then shut off the water supply to the toilet and wait for a hour or so and then recheck the level. If it has dropped then the problem is in the flush valve.

It might also be possible that you have too high of water pressure and the fill valve can't shut it off.



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