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    Default Old Toilet Parts

    I am looking for parts for an old toilet. One with a ball float.

    Any thoughts?

    Phil

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    Default Re: Old Toilet Parts

    Any hardware store should have parts for the older style of toilet. If the toilet is an antique, then you may need to go to a restoration hardware specialty store ******.

    If you can convert the fill valve to the new style, you'll be happier with the performance than than of the old ball and arm style valves.
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    Default Re: Old Toilet Parts

    Old toilet parts are the cheaper but most of them in it are very damaged.

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    Default Re: Old Toilet Parts

    You don't necessarily need to replace the innards with the exact same set up. There are newer configurations that will get the job done the same. The decifing factors will be how much room there is in your tank. Most DIY stores will carry what you can use. The newer designs are smaller, take less room and can fill a toilet quicker.

    If you want to "restore" your toilet, go to an old plumbing store. One that looks like they haven't changed their inventory since Eisenhower. We have a few in Houston like that. The old guys who work there will know what you need.

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    Default Re: Old Toilet Parts

    i think its hard to find good one , so better to replace whole thing

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    Default Re: Old Toilet Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler View Post
    You don't necessarily need to replace the innards with the exact same set up. There are newer configurations that will get the job done the same. The decifing factors will be how much room there is in your tank. Most DIY stores will carry what you can use. The newer designs are smaller, take less room and can fill a toilet quicker.

    If you want to "restore" your toilet, go to an old plumbing store. One that looks like they haven't changed their inventory since Eisenhower. We have a few in Houston like that. The old guys who work there will know what you need.
    I was going to start a thread along these same lines - hope it's ok to butt in rather than start a similar thread. I was wondering if new parts are interchangealble with older parts (not really sure how old mine are, but the attached photo is what I need to replace (I think it's called a float valve?).

    I've looked at videos and I'm pretty sure can do this, just wondering if the newer ones I saw on HD's website will work to replace mine.

    Also, to the original poster - there seem to be lots of free toilets listed on Craigslist on a regular basis, so you might find the parts you need from that source. I know when I can afford a new toilet and installation, I'll be offering mine for free on CL.

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    Default Re: Old Toilet Parts

    My church has toilets made in 1946 and modern replacement fill valves (Fluidmaster, for example) fit just fine. Other than flow rates, the basic design of the American flush toilet hasn't changed in several generations.

    Russia, on the other hand, has some toilets that make you ask, "What were they thinking?"
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