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  1. Re: 90 year-old toilet with no tank-to-bowl bolts

    Jack, you've saved my week. The putty did the trick and my toilet is once again functional. Plus, this was a good learning experience for me.

    I appreciate the help!!
  2. Re: 90 year-old toilet with no tank-to-bowl bolts

    Well, the new plastic flush valve is the same size as the old brass one. Neither fits tight in the tank outlet, though (should they, or should there be some play - say 1/4"?).

    The old flush...
  3. Re: 90 year-old toilet with no tank-to-bowl bolts

    Ok, well I found a replacement spud, and think I have successfully installed it. I also bought a replacement flush valve, and now I'm having problems installing it without it leaking.

    Questions: ...
  4. Re: 90 year-old toilet with no tank-to-bowl bolts

    Thanks Jack - more info for me to bring to the plumbing supply store! Always hard to figure this stuff out when you don't have the exact lingo.
  5. Re: 90 year-old toilet with no tank-to-bowl bolts

    Thanks - that sounds exactly right. Now that I have a name for the washer I can ask around.

    Do you think I'll be able to readily find replacement parts? I'm hesitant to pull apart the flush...
  6. 90 year-old toilet with no tank-to-bowl bolts

    I am trying to repair a 90 year-old toilet whose wall-mounted tank connects to the bowl without bolts. I can't find any apparent brand markings, although I did find the numbers "1 603H", 28, and 1916...
  7. Re: Wiring a new bathroom fan with old knob and tube wiring

    Hi all,
    follow up question: would it make any difference if I wanted to just add the fan to the same switch?
    Thanks
  8. Re: Wiring a new bathroom fan with old knob and tube wiring

    Thanks for the quick reply. Enough there that I don't understand to convince me that I should hire someone to come in and do this for me.
  9. Wiring a new bathroom fan with old knob and tube wiring

    I'm working on installing a new bathroom fan and when I pulled out the existing light switch to investigate wiring I found an older switch with looped black wiring. Our 90 year-old house has been...
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