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Title: Toilet pedal
Post by: bigbob70 on November 07, 2017, 02:16:27 PM
The left petal on my toilet broke.....(The one that opens the flush valve..)

How involved is it to replace that petal?

Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: SeilerBird on November 07, 2017, 02:32:06 PM
That would depend on the make and model of your toilet.
Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: bigbob70 on November 07, 2017, 03:56:55 PM
All I know at this time is it's a Thretford (?) toilet....I don't know the model #

If this helps it has two floor petals...One that lets water in and the other that opens the valve to dump the contents...

It's that petal that broke...(dump contents petal)

Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: bigbob70 on November 08, 2017, 06:53:49 AM
Disregard my previous post.....

I decided replacing the toilet was a better option....

I'll do that instead of replacing a pedal.....
Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: John Canfield on November 08, 2017, 07:39:26 AM
Good plan, we're on toilet #3 (I think it's a Dometic 310 series) - hopefully this one will last a while.
Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: SeilerBird on November 08, 2017, 07:51:55 AM
Disregard my previous post.....

I decided replacing the toilet was a better option....

I'll do that instead of replacing a pedal.....
That is the very best idea you could have. Repairing RV toilets is a crappy job. I have replaced two of my toilets so far.
Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: RVfixer on November 08, 2017, 09:41:01 AM
John

What went wrong with your Dometic 310 series toilets?  I am on my 3rd 300 series in two years.  Mine leaked at the seam on the pedestal and were replaced by Dometic at no charge.  On the new one I taped off the seam and applied three coats of RTV sealant before installing the toilet.  So far so good....

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Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: NY_Dutch on November 08, 2017, 09:42:51 AM
I replaced the plastic "toy" toilet in our previous RV with a Thetford Aqua Magic Style Plus (with Water Saver sprayer) porcelain bowl toilet in 2008. When we bought our current RV in 2013 that had another plastic toilet, I swapped the Style Plus with it. The only "repair" its had with full time use is a replacement bowl flush gasket, about a 20 minute job. I also used a new base gasket when installing it in our current RV of course. We really like the easy clean porcelain bowl and the standard residential seat.
Title: Re: Toilet pedal
Post by: joelmyer on November 09, 2017, 07:25:46 AM
Replace it.  You gotta take the old out anyway.  New is inexpensive and new.