Help--Broke the lid of my toilet tank

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Shayaharry, May 21, 2005.

  1. Shayaharry

    Shayaharry New Member

    May 21, 2005
    Hi All,

    I broke the lid of my toilet tank. The toilet has no company name on it! I brought another lid to a plumbing supply store. A seemingly knowledgable contractor believed it was an Elger toilet--perhaps re-sold by another store or company.

    The plumbing supply store wasn't able to help me--lacking information to determine a model number or company name.

    Can anyone offer suggestions? If I assume it's an Elger, is there a searchable database--there are some numbers within the tank itself--can these be used for the search?

  2. Mike Swearingen

    Mike Swearingen New Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Independent Real Estate Broker
    On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
    Call around to plumbers to see if they keep old toilet tank lids just for this purpose. That's usually the best way to find one. The last one that I replaced like that cost me only $5 bucks.
    Good Luck!
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The number inside the tank, or on the lid itself, can identify it once you know the manufacturer. If you cannot find a used replacement tank, a new one can run $35.00 or more plus shipping.
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
  6. captwally

    captwally New Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Apartment Complex Maintenance, Professional Chef
    Further proof that there is a website for anything and everything! Though I am not convinced that paying $70 for just a lid falls under the category of "an intelligent decision." Let alone $570... One can purchase a whole new tank which includes all new hardware, gaskets and fittings for much less... Then you would not wonder if the lid would fit. The new plastic tanks are great, and include an adaptor plate that fits most every toilet imaginable.
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