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Dave Sal 09-17-2013 11:32 AM

Toilet flapper
Hey guys,
My toilet flush valve has been leaking with an annoying drip, drip, drip sound. Since the flush valve was original and about 33 years old, I decided to renew everything and bought a Korky Universal Toilet Repair Kit.

I took the tank off and removed all of the old hardware, cleaned it up, and installed the new kit. Everything went back together with no issues. Trouble is, the new flapper has a leak. :furious: It can be stopped by moving the flapper a bit, which I assume means that it's not centering itself on the hole. Is there any brand or type of flapper that performs better than others that I could switch to that would solve this problem? Thanks

DidIDoThat 09-17-2013 04:26 PM

Try buying a new toilet handle, with the inside the tank part made out of medal.
Then bend it so the flapper falls straight down on the flush valve.

Dave Sal 09-18-2013 03:12 PM


problem solved. I drained the tank, applied a thin coating of Vaseline to the underside of the flapper on the sealing surface and no more leaks.

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