I've had several of these knot up over the years, not regularly enough
to just replace them, just often enough to be an annoyance. I've tried
many types, all seem to have some draw-back. I'm looking for product
recommendations, modifications, anything anyone has done that worked
for years. I can tell you some things that don't work; the rubber
straps with the arrow shaped stops (too rigid), the fluid master black
plastic chain (worst knotting problem to date, it floats hence the
I have never seen a "knotting" problem with any kind. I have had a
problem with a link (usually the top one) going sideways when flushing
and then not letting the ball fully close. That is simple to correct,
just hang a small fishing weight from the link. That ends that
It works for sure. Of course on my toilet it took me several _years_
to figure that out. Used to be that toilet would 'stick' about every
2nd or 3rd flush. None at all after I hung the weight from that link.
Of course I just replaced that toilet with a "Toto". Wish I had known
about those fantastic fixtures years ago. No more double or triple
flushes to get the job done.
The flush handle may have several holes to attach the chain; one at
the end, one center and one close to the handle. I have made
adjustments by selecting a different hole to secure the chain.
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Fishing line. I use 30 pound monofilament. The
hardest part for me is tying the knots since I'm
not a fisherman, so my knots look a bit gross.
You need to carefully use the amount that leaves
only a little slack in the line when the flapper
is down so that you don't have any excess to catch
I've been using if for nearly about 10 years and
never had a problem; no problem with the line but
the flappers wear out. Currently one toilet
(about 30 years old) has had the same flapper and
and fishing line for about 5 years. Newest toilet
is a replacement(about 4 years old), and I will
certainly fix it with fishing line when it
develops a problem.
Some chains & hooks seem to work well and some don't. With the ones
that don't, I've been able to solve the problem by replacing the hook
with a tie wrap. This works very well and has solved the problem with 2
toilets that I have tried it with. The problem is that the tie wraps
wear through and breaks after a few years. Then you have to replace
I like the idea of the fishing sinker. I'm going to try that next time.
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