Long Shank Ballcock

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by bholty, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. bholty

    bholty New Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    Hope you can help. I have an old toilet that I would guess is about 65 years old. The only id I can find on it says Integera. It is a single mold where the bowl and tank are one. I need to replace the ballcock but am unable to find a suitable replacement. The existing ballcock says Sherwood Detroit. The unique thing about it, is that the shank on the ballcock is 3 1/2 inches long. The longest shank I could find anywhere is a 2 3/4 inch. I have heard that at one time they made a shank extension, but again, no luck being able to track one down. I talked to many a local plumber and plumbing supply store here in Iowa and everyone says I'll have to replace the whole toilet. The toilet is original with the house (1940) and I would like to keep it because it works great and goes great with the era of the home.
    Any ideas or suggestions where I can find a long shank ballcock or a shank extension? Thanks in adavance for your help.

  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    What is there about that toilet that requires the longer shank?
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  4. bholty

    bholty New Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    The porcelain on the tank is very thick. When I first tried a standard stock ballcock, the shank was not even visible on the bottom of the tank. With a 2 3/4 inch shank, there is barely enough thread to even have the nut fit tight to fasten the ballcock to the bowl.
    I would guess the procelain is 2 inches thick.

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