06:12AM | 03/17/01
Member Since: 03/16/01
1 lifetime posts
we live in a home built sometime in the late 30's or early 40's. the lady we purchase the house from has been living here since 1962 and the fixtures in the bathroom coincide with that time frame as well as the toliet. this is the biggest toliet i have ever seen. any way there is a problem with the ball stopper it has since broke and i dont have a clue as to how to repair or replace this old fixture. the stopper is ball shape and large with a metal rod attached to it. this is what has broken and now we can not flush the toliet with out manually lifting the ball. where could i find a replacement for this ancient toliet. we can not afford a new toliet at this time. repair is our only option.


09:28AM | 03/19/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Usually the ball (float) screws on to the metal rod and the metal rod is removeable, either by unscrewing it, or by loosening a screw that holds it in place. I don't think you'll have any trouble getting repair parts at a good hardware store. If you go to a Lowes or HomeDepot, they may even have a demo set up to show how the parts of the toilet tank fit together and work. Either way, if you take the old part to your hardware store, they should be able to match it. Good luck.
ps. When you can replace that old toilet, you'll save on your water bill.
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