On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:02:40 PM UTC-5, Chiefjim wrote:
They are plastic and you hand tighten them or at most give it
a wee bit of a turn with a pair of channel locks. Follow the
directions. What the old one has and how it comes off is all that
might need a wrench. But I've done a few over the last couple decades
and didn't need a wrench, just channel lock pliers.
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:20:56 PM UTC-6, Stormin Mormon wrote:
From the YouTube videos that plastic nut appeared to be more like 2.5-3.0 inches. Some referred to an adjustable spud wrench. Plus I see some specialized wrenches available for sale. Makes me wonder just how big the jaw opening needs to be.
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:04:45 PM UTC-6, Tony Hwang wrote:
No. I haven't yanked the tank off yet to test fit any tools underneath. When the tank does come off I prefer to know I have all the correct size tools to do the job.
Keep in mind I'm only concerned about the total diameter which a wrench must be able to span.
Actually, you can use ANY home project to expand your tool base. So far
the advice given regarding R&R of the flush valve has been spot on so a
special wrench really isn't required.
OTOH, if SWMBO is not very handy herself or always looking over your
shoulder when you're doing repairs, now might be a good time to snap up
that multi-tool you've been considering or maybe a new router<g>
Never let a project or repair request go to waste!
Well this was almost fun. All along when I was saying FLUSH the responses
were focused on FILL. So many quick to jump on the bandwagon yet not recog
nizing their own tunnel vision. In the end they reeled themselves in.
At least most here were man enough to admit they were focused on the wrong
The writers intent and the readers interpretation are often wide apart. In
stead of identifying the part as a FLUSH VALVE perhaps I should have been m
ore descriptive by saying "that assembly the water passes through from the
tank to the basin."? Had I done so chances are someone would have responde
d that is just the definition of a FLUSH VALVE.
Anyway thanks to all, believe I'll use a strap wrench if needed.
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