A large picture fell off the bathroom wall and broke the china top to
the toilet. I need a replacement top. The toilet is a Universal Rundel
#4490, 1.6 gal/flush. I cannot find a U/R dealer because Universal was
bought by Crane, which appears to have been bought by American Standard.
Can anyone offer any suggestions as to where I can get a replacement top
locally here in the Princeton NJ area, mail order or over the internet?
EJ in NJ
Remember, he wants to buy a new one. He didn't ask if he could glue it
together, or a source for wooden one. He said that he wanted to buy a new
one. Did you actually read the OP ??
Glue it together or build a wooden one.
Every time I go to a Habitat for Humanity thrift store or a place that
processes tear down houses, I'm amazed at the number of toilets they
accumulate, you could buy the whole thing for a few dollars take the
parts you want and donate the remainder back to them.
When I owned rental property it was not unusual for a tenant to break the
top of a toilet tank. (Don't know how they did it)
Take the broken one to an appliance recycler who sells old appliances,
toilets, bathtubs etc. Commonly found in the less affluent parts of town.
I always found an old cover that fit. Easier and cheaper than
buying/installing a new toilet.
You can then deduct the price of a toilet from the security deposit. (How to
get rich in ten easy lessons.)
Doubt it was beer- only a couple cans fit in there. More likely a
double-layer baggie or two. Why they think that is a good hiding place,
I will never understand- one of the first places the cops check. I could
understand keeping it near the toilet for a fast (albeit expensive)
jettison when needed, but IN the toilet?
Standard disclaimer, no, I don't do recreational drugs, nor advocate
them for anyone else. But I did grow up in the 70s. You couldn't help
learning some things.
Google 'replacement toilet tank lids'. There are several companies out
there that carry NOS, salvage, and 'universal' lids. Here is one at
random that shows your number.
http://www.plumbingsupply.com/tanklids_overstock.html . At the price
they want, I'd be tempted to replace the whole thing with a fresh one.
If you can't find it at a local salvage yard or some of the other sources
people have offered up, try Adam and Eve Salvage in West Palm Beach. They
have a field of toilets (literally!) and could probably find what you want -
they're starting an internet business. They're at
When we remodelled we sold them our old colored toilet fixtures for $5.00
ea. - beats leaving them at curbside for the trashman.
Anyone in southeast Florida, this is an interesting place to visit. We
bought a pallet of oriental ceramic roof tiles from them and some other odds
and ends. They've got stuff from old mansions, theaters, street lamps,
oversize doors. Even though their things are a little pricey, I don't
understand their business model that keeps them going --
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