Fixing A Broken Toilet Flapper Valve With A Better Alternative
Dated: March 2 2014
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This morning I awoke to find that my flapper valve on one one of my toilets had finally given up the ghost and needed replacement. I had this happen last year with another toilet and used a replacement product called a Hydrostop flapper alternative valve system. It eliminates the ancient "technology" of utilizing a flapper valve and chain. Super easy to remove the old and install in about 15 minutes with no tools. Consider this if you ever need to replace a worn out or broken flapper valve type system. I bought them at Home Depot for only $9.98. Here's some more info on it...
The HydroStop is a superior alternative to ordinary flappers because it is engineered to provide a more solid seal, eliminate chains that can tangle or break, and significantly outlast ordinary flappers.
Unlike the angled, floating close of a flapper, the HydroStop drops vertically and solidly onto the flush valve opening to create a better seal and eliminate the possibility of leaks. The USEPA estimates that 20% of all toilets leak up to 200 gallons of water a day, mostly because of faulty flappers.
While ordinary flappers are connected to the handle with a thin chain that is subject to improper tension, tangles and breakage, the HydroStop features a durable stainless steel cable that is stronger, lasts longer and is less likely to break.
Here's a link to the Home Depot site to check availability in your area: http://goo.gl/r3kFvc Here's a link to the manufacturers web site for additional info on this and other great products: http://goo.gl/q2rMLd