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Old 01-10-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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I have an Eljer Toilet, with the date "Feb.12, 1960" stamped on the inside. It also has the number "2031 4" stamped on the inside.

It has a strange tank assembly (see photo). There is some sort of guide (other photo) that guides the flap so that it will work properly when flushed. This guide is broken, as you can see from the folder.

My questions are:
a) what is this part called and
b) will I be able to find a new one.

I am not in the financial position to purchase a new toilet, so I am just trying to keep this one working for another 6 months to a year. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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is the piece brass? how about silver solder or brazing?

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That piece is the lift rod guide

You will need to go to a plumbing supply that is an eljer distributor

What part of Mass are you from?
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I live in Danvers, MA. It's located in eastern massachusetts on the northshore, 20 miles north of Boston.
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In response to "plummen", I was planning on giving that a try, but I would prefer a new part, as I am afraid my soldering job won't last long.
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Ellsworth Supply will have it.
1334 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122
(617) 825-5522

Not sure if there is anyone closer to you. If you call Ellsworth they can tell you.

Good luck and let us know how you make out
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Based on your last post, I Googled Eljer parts distributors and found Watertown Supply Co. (www.watertownsupply.com). They had it in stock and it cost $11.20 plus S&H.

Thanks for your help, I would not have been able to find it without you!
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