Re: Broken rod in Cadet EL
Posted by brian on May 12, 19100 at 01:43:05:
In response to Re: Broken rod in Cadet EL
: Hi Terry,

: Thanks to your advice 18 months ago, we bought an Amer Std Cadet EL for the bathroom in our new addition. We've been very happy with the flush performance, low noise, and lower water bill.

: But this morning, it stopped flushing.

: I looked inside, and it appears that the black rod that connects the lever to the chain snapped just inside the tank. Easy enough: I'll just buy a new rod and replace it.

: But there's something odder: it looks like there's some kind of white epoxy or other adhesive right at the snap. I can't tell if the plumbing subs used the adhesive (1) to connect to rod to the lever or (2) to cover their tracks after snapping the rod during installation.

: Normally I'm not suspicious, but these guys screwed up the other 6 plumbing fixtures they touched in the house, so I'm wondering if we can make it 7 for 7.

it is not the plumbers fault, i have installed many american standard cadets and the tank lever is prone to breaking, you just need to replace it. everyone is so quick to blame it on the plumber. the plumber only installed the toilet, he is not responsible for the cheap plastic used in the tank lever!

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