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mityfowl
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reply to Warzau

Re: Crap cracked toilet!

I was drunk and crashed into mine. Ha


mityfowl
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I was mortified.

My wife was going to kill me.

We were so poor at the time.


mityfowl
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3d bathroom, powder room and pool bathroom.

%uck I was so embarrassed.


mityfowl
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We were cutting it so close I didn't have an extra $150

Beezel

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reply to Warzau
said by Warzau:

I looked into just buying the bowl. So it's a new one I have to get. Okay one piece or two piece?

One piece is more expensive and heavier to mess around with, but less chance of cracking the bowl rim where the tank mounts and fewer leak possibilities.

But you can still crack the bowl rim where it bolts to the floor. Comes down to budget and preference.

Bob4
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reply to Warzau
That's after the flush valve, so any leak would only occur while the toilet is actually flushing. See if you can fix it.


pike
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said by robbin:

It's not the tank that's broken, it's the top of the bowl.

Good point! Mea culpa.

scooper

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The best permananent fix would be to replace at least the bowl (if you can get just that in the same model) or just replace the whole toilet.


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Crap cracked toilet!

Crap! cracked toilet!

This is where punctuation can make all the difference LOL

Seriously, though, I would replace the bowl.

It is a few hundred to have it professionally done with warranty included.

I have paid for install and done it myself.

It is not rocket science but can be a major PITA if space is limited.

If you have lots of room it's not too hard.

Dave
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I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.


Warzau
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Actually it two bolts. The other two is for the toilet seat. So two forward bolts and then the third bolt where the support is cracked.

MaynardKrebs
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Get an American Standard Champion toilet, or another Kohler with at least 2-1/4" trapway.

"With the industry's widest 2-3/8" trapway and 4" flush valve, the Champion PRO line achieves the highest bulk removal rating of 1,000 grams and will even flush a bucket of golf balls!"

-- Sometimes it just FEELS like a bucket of golf balls.

Marcer
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said by MaynardKrebs:

"and will even flush a bucket of golf balls!"

Convenient for when you REALLY need to dispose of your golf balls.

peterboro
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said by mityfowl:

When I was poor and started my company I broke one of out toilets just like that.
I took it all apart and siliconed it with a clamp.
It lasted 6 years until I replaced the whole thing.
Not a drip drop of leak.

Remind me not to get you to do any plumbing.


mityfowl
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said by peterboro:

said by mityfowl:

When I was poor and started my company I broke one of out toilets just like that.
I took it all apart and siliconed it with a clamp.
It lasted 6 years until I replaced the whole thing.
Not a drip drop of leak.

Remind me not to get you to do any plumbing.

All I can say in my defence is "it worked" and you couldn't see the seam.

robbin
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Leander, TX
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said by Warzau:

Anyway long night of fussing over it and already looking at new toilets. Prob get same type, of course newer model.
BTW it's a older Kohler Wellworth of course this particular model is discontinued. I looked into just buying the bowl. So it's a new one I have to get. Okay one piece or two piece?

I really like the Kohler Cimarron line. Personally I would never get another one piece. They are too big and bulky to handle easily. Much easier to install a two piece as you can install the bowl and then the tank separately.

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reply to Warzau

Re: Crap, cracked toilet!

I've had good luck with the Glacier Bay toilets from HD - the cheap dual flush ones that are usually around $100 or so.

They are two piece, easy to install and I rarely have any issues getting what needs to get down them down. The only issue I have is that my kids are too young to be centred on the seat, so when they go, they don't actually go in the water and it might take a few flushes to get it all down, just because the toilet is trying to wash the poo off the sides.

I have one in my house and two in a rental (two in basements altogether) and they perform better than a dual flush I own that I paid almost 3x as much for.

It all depends on your budget, but I find these ones good value and fairly easy to install.

peterboro
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Re: Crap cracked toilet!

said by mityfowl:

said by peterboro:

said by mityfowl:

When I was poor and started my company I broke one of out toilets just like that.
I took it all apart and siliconed it with a clamp.
It lasted 6 years until I replaced the whole thing.
Not a drip drop of leak.

Remind me not to get you to do any plumbing.

All I can say in my defence is "it worked" and you couldn't see the seam.

I realize the proofs in the pudding but I wouldn't want my pudding out on the counter a floor below if it failed.

Did you receive training via Homer Simpson or Red Green?


mityfowl
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said by peterboro:

I realize the proofs in the pudding but I wouldn't want my pudding out on the counter a floor below if it failed.

Did you receive training via Homer Simpson or Red Green?

There was no pressure at the top of the bowl.

It should have worked.

And it did.

The porciline cracked perfectly. Unless you looked in the back of the bowl.

Hey I never told my wife! She never knew. She thought she knew everything too. But I knew.


Warzau
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Re: Crap, cracked toilet!

Well we are going toilet shopping today. We are going to get a nice one for the master bath and put the one that was in there in my daughters BR ( the bowl that cracked).


dennismurphy
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Another vote for the Champion! Makes me proud to be an American

Bob4
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American Standard toilets used to be made in Trenton, NJ. Where are they made now?


dennismurphy
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said by Bob4:

American Standard toilets used to be made in Trenton, NJ. Where are they made now?

»www.americanstandard-us.com/comp···x?id=546

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Re: Crap cracked toilet!

said by workablob:

Crap cracked toilet!

Crap! cracked toilet!

No it should be.
Crap! The toilet is cracked.
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Well, does your car at least turn into something else? Sometimes I turn it into a trashcan. Hmm...


Warzau
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Re: Crap, cracked toilet!

Well went out with the wifey and got a new toilet. A one piece Kohler
»www.us.kohler.com/us/Santa-Rosa%···lTop%3D0

anywho I did a lot of moving.

Took out cracked toilet from kids bathroom. Moved toilet from master to kids bathroom and finally installed new toilet in master. WHEW. 2 removal and 2 installs. Damn I save $318 ( $ 159 for install) that lowes qouted.


mityfowl
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said by Warzau:

Well went out with the wifey and got a new toilet. A one piece Kohler
»www.us.kohler.com/us/Santa-Rosa%···lTop%3D0

anywho I did a lot of moving.

Took out cracked toilet from kids bathroom. Moved toilet from master to kids bathroom and finally installed new toilet in master. WHEW. 2 removal and 2 installs. Damn I save $318 ( $ 159 for install) that lowes qouted.

Good job.

You weren't as poor as I was.


Warzau
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My wallet feels a lot poorer.


mityfowl
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said by Warzau:

My wallet feels a lot poorer.

Put it in and forget it

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said by Bob4:

American Standard toilets used to be made in Trenton, NJ. Where are they made now?

Crane toilets used to be made in Trenton, Ontario. Odd coincidence. Probably shouldn't read to much into that.