There is a bit of draining after a minute or so after flushing the toilet.
Tried replacing the flapper. Pretty much got the same result. I'm using
the popular orange 'Corky' flapper sold at Home Depot. There is a slight
imperfection in the brass pipe (?) that the flapper rests on. Don't know if
that is that is the problem. I'm wondering if there is a way to get a
better seal from this flapper.
The toilet is an older 'Standard' toilet probably 30 years old or so. The
plumber across the street recommends I replace the whole toilet unit with
all it's fixtures. I figure that might run me $200+ or so with
installation. I'd rather settle for the temporary $5.00 fix if possible.
I have 3 26-year-old Elgers.
Ihadleakage with "univeral" flappers, so I kept shopping and found a
particular one that worked fine. I bought 3 and then a few years
later I bought 2 cases** of them, 24, iirc. I'm figuring that will
last me to the end of my life, at least if I get 6 years out of each
one, I'll be 94. If they last longer, I'll give them to neighbors or
include them with the sale of the house.
**After a mom&pop hardware store cloesd, I had to hunt for the model
on google. Onlly got 4 hits but one was in Baltimore, where I live.,
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
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