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Old 03-24-2011, 03:21 AM   #16
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Levi,
Since you already bought it and installed it, hope it works out well for you.

My initial impression is that the flush handle must have a lot of stress on it with 1.6 gallons of water to dump. Plus in the two youtube videos I watched, the water bin swings back to normal position with a vengeance which seems to put further stresses on the handle assembly. Hope your handle and pivot assembly holds up for a long time. My biggest concern would be that my local hardware store will not carry replacement parts and if HomeDepot is out of stock, then it might be a long wait.

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #17
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Hey guys - an old thread.. but the update is, its been installed for about 2 years now.. its not in our prmiary bathroom, but still gets a lot of use... not 1 problem with the flushing system or handle.

@homerepairguy - the handle concerns you mention make sense, but I haven't had any problems thus far.

The oly "problem" is that the included seat with the toilet is really crap, but that's as simple as buying a better quality one
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Different, higher-end model, but we bought Glacier Bay toilets for the log home we've been building ourselves. HD rates toilets by "flush power" or some term like that and we bought them because they had the highest rating rather than because they were flapperless. They also have almost a 3-inch adjustment for the tank position (important because one of my roughins was a bit off LOL). It's been over a year and we have had no problems with either toilet. As noted earlier, the seats that come with them are plastic junk.
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I installed a few of these. The simple design is very appealing for one pretty fed up with ornery floats and flappers. But one weird problem on one toilet. It flushed erratically. Turned out that a round plastic cap had fallen into the tank and was stuck and bouncing around behind the approx 1" dia. jet/orifice that squirts into the bottom of the bowl. The bowl design has a kind of jet to push the crap with a minimal amount of water (in contrast to the old style which just relies on a whole lot of water going into the bowl). It was easy enough to remove the errant plastic with some pliers, and now its fine . So I'm happy about these otherwise but nervous about part availability (although the valve is made by fluidmaster, the tippy trough and handle, who knows ?? ). I communicated with Niagra http://www.niagaraconservation.com/w...il?object=5278 and they indicated that parts are available direct from them. Hope they stay in business !!

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Pretend you need a Glacier Bay part and try to get it. I doubt they have a bricks-and-mortar address anywhere. It's just strange.
Uh, Glacier Bay is a Home Depot brand. All the HDs around here carry repair parts.
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The Flapperless has many great advantages, especially in areas with hard water. The new flush valve toilets leak at 2 years or less, scale crystals start to grow on the seal and outlet (seal seat) and leak. Even the Fluidmaster fill valve float binds up in the down position due to scale between the float and tube causing an overflow. Neither problem exists with the Flapperless. Spoke with one contractor that retrofits apartments, motels, etc., all he will install is a Flapperless! Gives a 10 year guarantee. Google Niagara Conservation, for parts. The only thing that can go wrong is the diaphragm in the fill valve, costs a whopping 50 cents. No tools are needed, the fill valve unscrews by hand. Mine still going after 3 years, zero problems. Lubricate the bucket pivot points with a teflon lubricant and you'll have one slick toilet.
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Pretend you need a Glacier Bay part and try to get it. I doubt they have a bricks-and-mortar address anywhere. It's just strange.
Glacier Bay is a Home Depot brand. That's were to get repair parts.

Both the toilets in our house are Glacier Bay flapperless units. We bought them based on their flush rating. No problems at all after four years. I know they aren't top of the line, but they work fine.

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