I'll take the flapper assembly and put it with the other various and
assorted plumbing parts I have carefully stored
for many years of repairing....
Last repair I did was to the Fleck Water conditioner....
Could have cost over 1000.00 but decided to do it almost by myself...
Took out the tank, exchanged the plungers, and in the process broke a 1"
inline plumbing manifold to the works...
Finally fixed that, and no go?
Called a plumbing friend, and was I ever glad...
Knew about the water conditioner, we drained it, put in a new set of clean
rock, restored the calcite,
and voila...It worked....
Total cost....200.00 plumbing assistance, and parts, 75.00
Almost ripped the entire unit out, to purchase a new one.....New units go
for at least 800.00 and more...
"Gramps' shop" wrote in message
I think I may have mentioned (on more than one occasion) how much I hate
plumbing. This week I was faced with two challenges -- a nonfunctioning
fill valve on a Kohler one-piece toilet and a slow drain in the shower.
I elected to tackle the toilet first. Armed with iPhone photos of the
innards and the model number I went to the local Ace. They didn't have the
Kohler part, but had an under $10 just-as-good-as generic. Took it home
and, yes, it fit, but no it wouldn't stop running.
Called the plumbing supply shop and they had the right part, only it came as
part of a $134 rebuild kit. Bit the bullet, due to ongoing heat from you
know who. Toilet works great.
The last time I had shower drain problems I called the pros, who lightened
my wallet for the better part of $200 for the privilege of 15 minutes with
the electric snake. This time, I took out my $3 plastic probe -- the one
with the sharp prongs running the length -- and in 10 minutes had full flow
Anybody need a Kohler flapper assembly?