Flappers' Life

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by sawsaw, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. sawsaw

    sawsaw New Member

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    My Drake of four years has started having intermittent leaking under the flapper. No sign of sediment. Is there a rule of thumb life span to the flappers?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    It very much depends on the water you have.
  3. RTAPlumbing

    RTAPlumbing Plumber

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    i have sen them go out in as little at 2 years. it is rare though.
  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Do you use a chemical cleaner that goes in the tank? They will shorten the life span of flappers considerably. That's a subtle way of saying don't use chemicals in the tank.:D
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