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Old 03-31-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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I have a 1986 made Gerber toilet with a hairline crack in the water holding flush tank which causes water to drip out. My question is can I just replace the tank with something similar (doesnt have to look identical) from Home Depot or do I have to buy a brand new toilet with the bowl and tank?

The flapper outlet is standard in size along with 2 hold down bolts.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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Guess I should mention that I replaced the fill valve and flapper assembly with new ones thinking the leak was comeing from on of them when I latter disccovered the crack.


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Well, sure you can replace just the tank: if you can find one. What does Gerber have to say
about the availability of replacement tanks? I don't think anyone else is going to investigate
which of the thousands of toilets a tank may or may not fit!
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Start with gerber see if they still make a replacement tank for it. If not time for new toilet. I bought the american standard champion 4. Very happy with it.
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Lowes and HD both stock just the tanks.
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Lowes and HD both stock just the tanks.
I saw tanks only at HD but Im not but sure which ones will fit. At this point considering the age of the toilet Im looking for something that will just fit without leaking. Are tank to bowl connections standardized or is each and every single one different?


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Tank to bowel connections do vary. It would be far easier to replace your throne... Unless you have some weird attachment to it...
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gerbers also have a unique tank to bowl seal that can sometimes be a pain in the rear.

You can get a just fine Kohler or American standard at the big box store for less than $200 and it will be better than your old gerber.
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gerber tanks are still available at supply houses that sell gerber ..measure the bolt pattern at bottom and look at how it seals if you match it up it will work...ben sr
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gerber tanks are still available at supply houses that sell gerber ..measure the bolt pattern at bottom and look at how it seals if you match it up it will work...ben sr
Will the new Gerber tanks capacity wise still work on this older model? I say that because the old bowl uses probably 5 gallons and new tanks only do a 1.6 GPF. If the 1.6GPF is flapper controled I can just take that out with a regular, right?

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yes that will work....but just saw the date on commode 1986....get a new one...its time
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Ok Ive been doing some thinking with a lot of reaserch and it might actually be cheaper to buy a new toilet all togeher from HD or the plumbing supply house.

If you had a choice what brand or model would you get? Looking for a 2 piece, regular single flush with front lever and something more budget friendly. Preferably one that comes with or can easily be replaced with a fluidmaster 400 fill valve, prefer them over all others.

opinions? Thanks again!
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Ok Ive been doing some thinking with a lot of reaserch and it might actually be cheaper to buy a new toilet all togeher from HD or the plumbing supply house.

If you had a choice what brand or model would you get? Looking for a 2 piece, regular single flush with front lever and something more budget friendly. Preferably one that comes with or can easily be replaced with a fluidmaster 400 fill valve, prefer them over all others.

opinions? Thanks again!
we like american standard, and kohler
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Ok Ive been doing some thinking with a lot of reaserch and it might actually be cheaper to buy a new toilet all togeher from HD or the plumbing supply house.

If you had a choice what brand or model would you get? Looking for a 2 piece, regular single flush with front lever and something more budget friendly. Preferably one that comes with or can easily be replaced with a fluidmaster 400 fill valve, prefer them over all others.

opinions? Thanks again!

American Standard Champion 4 1.6 gallon flush. Bought it 4 months ago. NO PLUNGER YET.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-...6#.UVulqFeyIfE

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American Standard Champion 4 1.6 gallon flush. Bought it 4 months ago. NO PLUNGER YET.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-...6#.UVulqFeyIfE

Excellent toilet. I have the right height American standard Cadet. The plunger is now gathering dust for 2 years....

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