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Old 12-26-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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Toilet Repair

When I flush the toilet the Air Vent or whatever it is, leaks while flushing. I have no ideal what this is or what it is called but would like someone to tell me what it is so that I can get it fixed or replace it. I took it off and apart to find a valve and gaskets that should shut water off I think. I need help. 1961 Overlander....
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:38 PM   #2
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More info?

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Can you provide a little more descriptive Info? There may be a vent which is a 1 1/4" pipe caulked into the rear of the base, or are you referring to a smaller, elbow type fitting on the water inlet?
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:15 PM   #3
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The thing I'm talking about is above the water on /off valve it makes a 90 deg turn to the back of the toilet, it is 3/8's" plumbing to a 1-1/4 " plug into the toilet. From what I think but don't know, It's like a vent from the toilet back to and above the on/off water valve that shuts down when the water is turn on so the water goes to the toilet. I hope this helps, if not maybe I can get a picture and post it. Thanks........Dave....
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Old 12-26-2003, 10:11 PM   #4
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I think what you're looking at is a vacuum breaker, which prevents backflow of water from the toilet if pressure drops in the main water line. A common part that should be available at most hardware stores. Good luck
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If you can, Dave, post a picture. I may have one from my '59 that is no longer needed but I don't know what I've got either.

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Old 12-27-2003, 08:20 PM   #6
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Hello to All
I'm in the process of getting a couple pictures up for the Part or parts that I need. I need the name of this if it is still available or a part that may take it's place. I'm new at this so please bear with me. Thanks ..Dave..
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Like I said I'm new.....Here is the 2nd picture of the Item that I need. ......Thanks.......Dave........
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Do web search on 'vacuum breaker', or get from a local plumbing supply house.
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Old 12-28-2003, 04:07 PM   #9
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Thanks to all of you, I didn't know what a vacuum breaker was, now I know, Learned something. Thanks.....Dave....
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Old 12-28-2003, 08:21 PM   #10
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They still sell vacuum breakers like that...

...especially for sprinkler or pool filling systems. You may have to look around to find a smaller one like you need.

Or, try www.mcmaster.com and part number 9903K51

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Thanks Don, Just what I needed, on order. I was sure having a hard time finding it. ......Thanks....Dave...
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Cool Cool!

Glad I could help!!!

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Old 12-29-2003, 12:51 PM   #13
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Dave:
Just a warning-
If the new vacuum breaker continues to leak like the old one, you may need to check your water pressure regulator (set too high) or maybe put in a small expansion accumulator. These units can leak a little, rather than chance having water from the toilet bleed back into your fresh water lines when you open a faucet.
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