Seal on Toto drain adaptor for units with drain at back

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by alternety, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. alternety

    alternety Like an engineer

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    A question about the rubber seal on the adapter. The end that the toilet horn enters. Is that rubber seal glued or otherwise attached to the adapter, or can it be replaced?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If you are talking about a Unifit adapter, it's a rubber seal that the horn drops down into.

    You can put liquid soap on it for lubrication, but normally I just set the bowl down on it.

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    This is only for the skirted bowls.
    The Drake doesn't use this adapter.
  3. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    It just slips in. If Toto will sell you the seal it can be replaced.
  4. alternety

    alternety Like an engineer

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    I need to know if I can replace the seal. I need to decide now what to do.

    The plumber that installed it used grease that appears to have compromised the rubber.
  5. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    Go to Toto's website and see if its offered as a replacement part. I doubt it. You could call Toto and they might can send you just the gasket. I dunno but I can tell you they are not glued in or anything,they just pop in and out.

    I have a 12" and a 10" in my garage and I checked both of them.
  6. alternety

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    By pop out, you mean you can just pull them out - right? That is what I needed to know.

    I have been trying to get one out and it was not coming out with the force I applied. I was afraid of ruining another unifit.

    I tried Toto's store earlier. Search finds no Unifit and I am not sure what the toilet model is.

    I currently have two toilets out of service so I am trying real hard to get one back up.
  7. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    The grease your plumber used may have caused the rubber to swell. I suppose the swelling could make the rubber harder to remove

    Yes pull it out.
  8. alternety

    alternety Like an engineer

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    I am still not certain we are talking about the same thing. I am not trying to remove the adapter from anything. I am trying to take the rubber seal out of the adapter.

    I have been sitting watching Avatar and continuing to try to remove the seal. I just do not seem to have sufficient strength to pull it out. I have a new unifit assembly for another toilet. I am trying to reinstall the used (greased) unifit adapter back under the toilet to which it was previously attached. I want to replace the existing seal for the used unifit with one from the new unifit.
  9. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    I never said anything about an adapter but I'm talking about the black rubber seal shown in the picture that Terry post up the page. That black rubber seal pulls out.

    Goodluck!
  10. alternety

    alternety Like an engineer

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    Thanks. I will have to figure out how to get it out. I am just not strong enough anymore. That is depressing.
  11. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    I doubt that the grease the plumber put on it damaged it, and I highly doubt that it is glued in. It is likely just a tight fit and should come out with a bit of prying. The Unifit adapter is used on several Toto models, and the adapter's gasket is the exactly the same for all of them. I do have to wonder why, if a plumber installed the toilet, did you remove it, and why do you think you have a gasket problem?
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