unusual toilet tank - need info please

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

  1. hanleyk

    hanleyk DIY Junior Member

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    i have a circa 1970 Eljer toilet with a built-in overflow in the tank. so my question is, what do i attach the the parts too? (i.e. the parts that usually attach to the overflow).

    thanks!,
    Kerry

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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    Are you sure it's American Standard? It looks more like Eljer.

    John
  3. hanleyk

    hanleyk DIY Junior Member

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    You are correct John. Good call!

    i am away for the holidays and i made a bad guess that it was Am. Std. but after googleing 'Eljer', there's no doubt.
  4. hanleyk

    hanleyk DIY Junior Member

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    Solved!!!

    after many hours of google'ing and you-tubing I have tracked down the elusive
    1976 round front Eljer Emblem, model PAT 191-697 with the old 'touch flush' built into tank overflow tube.

    now here's a flush valve that you won't see everyday...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvfQt3mwsIc

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    thanks everybody!
  5. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    You will also need a tank to bowl gasket. It is a flat gasket made for the tank you have.

    John
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  6. hanleyk

    hanleyk DIY Junior Member

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    thanks john. i forgot to ask about that!
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    gasket

    Flat with a ridge on it. The Fluidmaster #555 replacement flapper will also work, at least for a while, until the glue comes loose from the china seat. Just adjust the chain so it lifts the flapper without pulling on the mechanism.
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