Re: 1926 Standard toilet
Posted by Scott Denny on July 17, 2004 at 20:07:28:
In response to Re: 1926 Standard toilet

I have an Standard toilet from 1926 with the tank separated from the bowl by a metal pipe. The fitting where the metal meets the bowl leaks like a sieve, and I cannot figure out how to take it apart to replace the gasket. I can turn it, but it's evidently not screwed in. Any suggestions?

: What you have is a wall hung China tank connected to the bowl by a "Flush Ell" 2" diameter.

: The cause of the leak is most likely the 2" Brass Spud which can be carefully cut out and replaced from the bowl and the Douglas valve inside the tank should also be replaced along with the ball cock.

: In my area the homes are now going in excess of 2 million each and yet folks still want to keep these antiques working rather then suffer with the poor quality 1.6 out there today

Last year I did a remodel where we rebuilt 3 AS and 2 Kohler wcs of the same late 20's vintage. IMHO, these babies are as good as new. They should give 30 more years of troublefree service. I actually had a cabinet maker fashion a seat for one of the AS wc's and a machinist fabricate the hardware for it. Cost the owner close to $2K. With 5 gallons of water roaring down the shoot there's not much concern about line carry.

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