Re: Flushing problem
Posted by Frank Walker on May 14, 2002 at 20:19:38:
In response to Re: Flushing problem
: : About 6 months ago I replaced an old toilet with a new American Standard Cadet 1.6 gpf model. It seemed to work fine until recently. Sometimes I have to flush as many as 3-4 times.
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: : It seems to me as though some of the holes that direct water around the sides of the bowl are clogged. It makes a lot of bubbling noise and more bubbling, sloshing and more bubbling, then may or may not go down. I was able to change the noise these holes make by sticking a match end into one or two of the holes.

: : My question does one clean-out these holes as well as the path around inside the bowl???

: : Also, can I purchase a tank(ONLY) with flushmate and use it with the 6 month old bowl I have now??? I'm thinking that the flushmate would keep the holes from clogging up.

: : I really like your very informative web site.
: Frank

: Frank,
: You can't use the Flushmate tank with the gravity bowl. Not a good idea.
: You can use a coat hanger wire to poke out the holes around the rim.
: Terry

Terry, Ok thanks!! American Standard sez to use a 6 or 8 penny nail...the coathanger works much better. It did the job, and sure enough the darn thing is flushing ok now.
Thanks again,

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