Flappers' Life

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by sawsaw, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. sawsaw

    sawsaw New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    My Drake of four years has started having intermittent leaking under the flapper. No sign of sediment. Is there a rule of thumb life span to the flappers?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    It very much depends on the water you have.
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  4. RTAPlumbing

    RTAPlumbing Plumber

    Jan 1, 2010
    lawrenceville, GA
    i have sen them go out in as little at 2 years. it is rare though.
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Do you use a chemical cleaner that goes in the tank? They will shorten the life span of flappers considerably. That's a subtle way of saying don't use chemicals in the tank.:D
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