worlds oldest flapper....

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Racer814, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Racer814

    Racer814 New Member

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    and was still working
    the old man who lived there said it was 35 y/o....I don't believe that but I have never seen one in this bad of shape that was still working....:eek:

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    35

    I don't believe the age either, but have seen others that were fuzzy like that and still worked.
  3. norcal1

    norcal1 Plumber/Owner

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    I see lots of them in that condition...must be the water plus age. But, I don't think they made that style flapper 35 years ago.

    Those little flappers will stain the heck out of your hands if you're not wearing gloves...that much I know.
  4. dubldare

    dubldare Plumber/Gasfitter

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    I've seen some old-skool flush valves in cabins. I mean old, with leather gaskets.

    But then again, the flush tanks were wood, with copper linings...
  5. Curtain flush valves, those still exist in a great deal of uppity old money homes in Cincinnati.

    Looks like someone put a soup can in the toilet. :p
  6. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    I can believe the old man, but by the looks of that Korkey, it wasn't working good enough to hold water..........
  7. dubldare

    dubldare Plumber/Gasfitter

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    Have an old (AmStd low-boy one piece) at a cabin I winterize, has the old brass soup can. I have yet to need to get at the flapper, but I'm guessing its a douglas tank ball under there.

    That particular toilet also has a petcock in the bottom of the tank for draining.
  8. Racer814

    Racer814 New Member

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    ^ you old farts:p
  9. Racer814

    Racer814 New Member

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    haaaa

    calling y'all ..."old farts"

    and I'm going to bed cause "I got a busy day tommorrow".....haaa

    "night:D

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