VentAway mechanism replacement

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by ERH, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. ERH

    ERH DIY Junior Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Is there a cost effective replacement for the American Standard VentAway flush mechanism? I replaced the Vent Away mechanism with a Fluidmaster flush valve and plugged the extra hole in the Ventaway tank but the flush is inadequate. There is no swirl. Can the Flushmaster be made to work and if so how? the American Standard toilet model # is 4002-119. I believe that it is a Cadet. prefer not to replace the toilet because the color (blue) matches the bathroom tile and decor
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The Vent-a-Way has absolutely nothing to do with the toilet's flushing. Since most of them were low profile toilets, if that is what you have then the problem is that the Fluidmaster does not have any provision for flushing the rim which is where the swirl comes from. How did you plug the Vent-a-Way opening because that is a port in the bottom of the tank?
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  4. ERH

    ERH DIY Junior Member

    Mar 30, 2008

    Thanks for the info. I plugged the extra hole in the bottom of the tank with a cork and used an o-ring between the tank and bowl to prevent a leak. The toilet in question is a
    4052 model not 4002 as I indicated in my query. I have the Ventaway working but would still like to replace it with a simpler mechanism.
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