Kohler Pompton low boy toilet. K-3400 PB

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  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Kohler used to make a 9.5 GPF toilet called the Pompton.
    Here are some pictures on one that needs a little TLC

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    And the question is? Use a Coast 1B-1X fill valve, (you may have to push its "rim flush" hose inside the Pomptom's existing one to get a good seal. Than just screw a new tank ball, maybe a 3" one, on the lift wire.
     
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  4. Terry

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    The K-30668 parts

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  5. wjcandee

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    Cool! But for what it must have cost for Kohler parts and your time, they would doubtless have been able to buy a Soiree.

    I'm guessing that they wanted to keep the brown Pompton because they have a brown sink and a brown tub. Or you couldn't sell them on the idea that one didn't need 9.5 gallons to flush a toilet reliably.
     
  6. Terry

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    They really like the brown color. I couldn't find anything like it. It makes the lav, and goes well with their wall covering.
    They do have a TOTO Drake in the master in Bone.
     
  7. kissiffer4

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    Hi, apologies for responding to an old post, but I happen to have the same toilet (in black) and I am trying to figure out what on earth I can buy to replace the bloomin thing. Preferably in black to match the sink, but this thing is screeching when I flush and I don't want to drop $349 on a new valve kit! Any advice much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  8. wjcandee

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    Didn't I just reply to a different thread on this issue, with parts that were appropriate and a list and photos of recommendations if you wanted to replace it?

    Yeah, here it is: http://www.terrylove.com/forums/ind...eed-some-advice-loud-screeching-toilet.62448/

    I gave you (1) a $6 solution if you were going to try to fix that fill valve; (2) a $260 solution (i.e. a new fill valve) from Home Depot, at $100 less than you are still talking about; and (3) several replacement toilets, including in black.

    If it's screeching, there is one thing to check: the fill valve. For $6, you can rebuild the plunger assembly, which is probably where the problem is. At least it's worth a try. If you want to replace the fill valve and flush valve, the kit Terry talks about above is the official Kohler parts one that I showed you from Home Depot online, which saved you $100 over anywhere else.

    If you want to replace the toilet, there are several good-performing, relatively-low models from Toto in black that will fit the bill...which I linked you to.

    So what is the question?
     
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  9. kissiffer4

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    Ah, my mistake wjcandee. I didn't receive alerts about the new replies on my other post, so thought the question about alternative toilets was unanswered. Thanks for aaddressing and giving me a few ideas.
     
  10. GoKohlerGo

    GoKohlerGo Brand New Plumber

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    This toilet only flushes 4 gallons...

    I installed them when they were new. It has always been listed as a 9.5 gallon toilet.
    Terry
     
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  11. wjcandee

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    Got it. That makes sense. Sorry for being a little huffy. I spent a fair bit of time compiling that stuff for you, so I'm glad it was just an oversight. :)
     
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