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limitdiy 01-09-2012 08:44 AM

Where Can I find a 3.5 Inch Flush Valve?
 
I need to replace the 3.5 inch flush valve on my American Standard toilet. Noone seems to carry this larger size flush valve. At this point, I don't care if its the flapper or tower design, i just need a 3.5 inch flush valve.

Does anyone else besides American Standard use this larger size?

joecaption 01-09-2012 08:51 AM

What part of it is 3-1/2"?
Ive never heard of a flush valve rated by size.

ben's plumbing 01-09-2012 07:54 PM

most flushvalves are all the same size as far as I know..flappers differ..did you measure your flushvalve and another standard one????

epson 01-09-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by limitdiy (Post 817303)
I need to replace the 3.5 inch flush valve on my American Standard toilet. Noone seems to carry this larger size flush valve. At this point, I don't care if its the flapper or tower design, i just need a 3.5 inch flush valve.

Does anyone else besides American Standard use this larger size?

have a look here: http://www.plumbingsupply.com/toilet-flush-valves.html

hummer4x4guy 01-09-2012 08:23 PM

IF you cant find the proper flush valve... Eljer does make a 4" flush valve toilet and it is awesome! Tho yes you would have to get a whole new toilet. Thats the only help I have to offer. And my help is worth what you paid for it. :-)
Joel

plummen 01-09-2012 10:52 PM

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When you say flush valve this is first thing that comes to my mind! :laughing:

hammerlane 01-09-2012 11:40 PM

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Is this what you need? The green/blue edged flush valve?

ben's plumbing 01-10-2012 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by hammerlane (Post 818129)
Is this what you need? The green/blue edged flush valve?

could you get it alittle closer I can't see it:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughin g:

limitdiy 01-10-2012 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by hammerlane (Post 818129)
Is this what you need? The green/blue edged flush valve?

that is exactly what I needed. Noone had the bigger 3.5 inch flush valve. Finally there was a store, not too far away from me that was an American Standard dealer, and they had that part.

When I say 3.5 inch , I mean the diameter of the hole on the bottom of the tank. Normally, its around 3inches or less, i think. But this American Standard champion toilet I have, it was apparently bigger.

that dang flush valve cost me 40 dollars.

joecaption 01-10-2012 09:30 PM

I had to buy 4, for a customer that were really old Kohler brand and he paid well over $300.00 each for them.
I tryed to tell him he could buy a whole toilet for less.

hammerlane 01-10-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by limitdiy (Post 819013)
that is exactly what I needed.....

that dang flush valve cost me 40 dollars.

I needed the same. The blue seal kept leaking. My tank part # was 4260.

After looking online I saw a lot of people had trouble with these Champion 4 flush valves from American Standard. From what I understood, Am Standard knew the original blue seals were faulty. They would "bubble up" or "blister" and cause the leaking.

I called American Standard and without even asking how old the toilet was they sent me a free seal.

Anyway here is where I obtained my info: read post #10

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/to...-better.html#b


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