VentAway mechanism replacement

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by ERH, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. ERH

    ERH DIY Junior Member

    Messages:
    2
    Is there a cost effective replacement for the American Standard VentAway flush mechanism? I replaced the Vent Away mechanism with a Fluidmaster flush valve and plugged the extra hole in the Ventaway tank but the flush is inadequate. There is no swirl. Can the Flushmaster be made to work and if so how? the American Standard toilet model # is 4002-119. I believe that it is a Cadet. prefer not to replace the toilet because the color (blue) matches the bathroom tile and decor
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    14,770
    Location:
    Bothell, Washington
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,253
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    toilet

    The Vent-a-Way has absolutely nothing to do with the toilet's flushing. Since most of them were low profile toilets, if that is what you have then the problem is that the Fluidmaster does not have any provision for flushing the rim which is where the swirl comes from. How did you plug the Vent-a-Way opening because that is a port in the bottom of the tank?
  4. ERH

    ERH DIY Junior Member

    Messages:
    2
    Erh

    Thanks for the info. I plugged the extra hole in the bottom of the tank with a cork and used an o-ring between the tank and bowl to prevent a leak. The toilet in question is a
    4052 model not 4002 as I indicated in my query. I have the Ventaway working but would still like to replace it with a simpler mechanism.
    ERH
Similar Threads: VentAway mechanism
Forum Title Date
Toilet Forum discussions American Standard 2008 Ventaway Nov 19, 2007
Toilet Forum discussions Flush Mechanism Problem on Caroma Dual Flush Jan 11, 2009
Toilet Forum discussions Toilet Bowl flushing mechanism problems!! Please help! May 16, 2008
Toilet Forum discussions Google TiSP & new GFlush mechanism Apr 1, 2007

Share This Page