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Old 10-15-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
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I just replaced a broken toilet flush handle/rod and somehow I recalled that the nylon nut is left hand threaded. But since the handle has a square insert that fits into the toilet tank operating the handle should not put any torque that could loosen that nut so why on earth is this thing left hand thread? Me and guys are just curious if there is a long lost reason for this?
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:01 PM   #2
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I'm not sure but isn't the flush mainly on the left side?
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Because those who like to tighten things backwards need a job to.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:51 PM   #4
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In case the handle assembly is installed in a different brand of toilet tank with a round instead of square corner mounting hole. (With filing the outside of the square insert to be round if the hole was too small.)
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