excellent thought... how's about a thin copper-spring as the junction
like you find in kid-kits at radio-shack, or even a ball-point pen
that will work... luv it! going to do it... save alot of time...
: very good idea!!!! wish I can up with that,I will be using this tip in the
:> AND Books wrote:
:>> my friend has an antique toilet tank thats like 5ft above the toilet...
:>> the float/ball seems standard, but the extension rod is 5+3/4 long and
:>> it broke into the ball leaving 1/4" on the extension...
:>> so, off i went to HD. Menards, Lowes to find a hooked rod longer than
:>> the "standard?" 5" rod without luck.
:>> my best solution was to get a 13 cent teflon tube, 1/2" and substitute
:>> a small threaded screw to go into the float... the thickness of the
:>> teflon sleeve stops it from entering the guide...
:>> either i need a proper length (5 3/4") rod, or maybe get into brazing
:>> cause i'm told soldering won't work...
:>> small problem, but losta irritation to the home...
:> There is no reason soldering won't work, heck electrical tape would
:> probably work and certainly wire ties would. There are all sorts of ways
:> of putting rods together, e.g., side by side with a metal clamp between is
:> used on all sorts of things where rod length needs to be adjusted.
:> Just get a new rod, cut it off to fit, and solder it to the original over
:> a 3-4" length. If you are really unconvinced, wrap it in two places with
:> fine copper wire (18 gage) before or after soldering.