- Nehmo -
If this were a problem in my house, we would just clamp on a miniature
set of alligator-mouth (flat) vice grips. If that's too heavy and causes
the lever to stay in the down position, then also clamp in a
counterweight, like a butter knife, with the handle of the butter knife
going to the right (over the pivot of the lever).
If I were correcting this "problem" for a customer, I would buy and
install a longer flush handle. Home Depot might not have a large enough
Where are you located, OP? Maybe I could direct you to a store.
Actually, many older or fancier flush handles are composed of two parts,
one of which is the outside leaver. You could buy the two-part kind and
custom make your outside lever.
- Me or Blake -
Yes, you're crazy for even talking about this. You're complaning about
how the toilet was engineered in the first place. If you don't like
the design of the toilet, yank it up and install a toilet you like
better. There is no "fix" for something that isn't broken.
And this response about using a butter knife...? I don't know what the
hell that guy's talking about. Some dumb shit about using a
butterknife as a counterweight. Does that sound reasonable to anyone?
If I came to your house and borrowed a butterknife to fix your
plumbing...and then charged you $135, would it sound reasonable
then..? or would you want me to "fix it right"
On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 01:14:43 GMT, "Nehmo Sergheyev"
The shingle and duct tape and the vice grip ideas, though quite
functional and efficient, leave something to be desired in the
aesthetics department. Norm would probably make something nice in
oak and hold it on with a little glue and now a few brads.
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
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