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Eljer Canterbury one piece remove flush valve

I, too, have an Eljer Canterbury one piece. It looks like the shank washer has disolved over the years. (Darn bleach tablets!) I picked up a replacement at Home Depot, but I can't figure out how to remove the flush valve itself. (Have already tried a new flapper--including a second one that resealed the valve with putty and a smaller opening.) Presumably I need to remove the valve from the toilet, insert the washer, and then put the value in again. I'm sure this thing needs to screw in the toilet some how. A plumber told me to take the toilet off and that there'd be a screw underneath to unloosen. The toilets off and there's nothing there. For those not familiar with the model, it's a one piece. Thanks.

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  • scott_howley Oct 07, 2009

    I've looked down the flush valve and at the end (non-flapper side) I can see four square plastic pieces jutting into the valve itself. Presumably you could insert a tool which would make contact with those and allow you to loosen (or tighten) the valve to the toilet. If I've understood the suggestion correctly I would need to find the tool, insert it into the flush value and turn counter-clockwise. This would allow me to remove the valve, replace the rubber washer, and then I would re-insert the flush value and re-tighten the washer? Do I have that right and if so where would I find the tool? I've been to HD a couple of times and haven't found anybody there who has even the slightest clue--even though I bought it from them. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Replacement parts

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I had the same problem and contacted Eljer and they sent me the above instructions to make a tool to remove the flush valve.

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  • bbshamsian Jan 07, 2010

    Well the picture I uploaded is not very readable so here are the instructions:

    The flush valve of an Eljer one-piece toilet looks like the picture at right (Photo 1). Notice the four (4) tabs in the center of the valve in Photo 1.

    To remove the flush valve, it must be unscrewed from the tank bottom. The following instructions describe a handy tool used to easily remove the valve.

    Yon will need:
    - A 1-1/2" (381nm) diameter PVC pipe about 14" (356mm) long
    - A straight, sturdy device such as a metal rod or large/long screwdriver to use as a handle
    - A Hacksaw
    - A Drill

    On one end of the PVC pipe, mark 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock positions with a pencil or marker. At the four marked positions, use a hacksaw to cut 114" (6mm) wide and 3i8" (9mm) deep notches. Once the cuts are made, the end of the pipe will look like Photo 2.

    At the opposite end of the pipe, about 314" (19m1) away from the end, drill a 112" (13mm) hole through the pipe, to accept a suitable handle such as a piece of metal rod or long screw driver.

    To remove the Flush Valve using the Tool:
    First, remove the flapper from the flush valve. After removing the flapper, use the tool to remove the flush valve by inserting the notched end of the pipe over the tabs in the flush valve. Using the tool handle, turn the tool 1-1/2 to 2 counter-clockwise rotations. Lift out the entire flush valve reservoir.

    You have now completed the removal of the flush valve.

  • bbshamsian Jan 07, 2010

    This is a note for search engines to find this solution/page:

    Above instructions are for creating a Flush Valve Removal Tool for Eljer One-Piece Toilets.


  • hutchandmal Aug 25, 2011

    perfect - I suspected it would be this easy - but it's nice to know for sure

    I'll make the tool tomorrow

    Thanks

  • John V May 25, 2013

    any way to get the instructions emailed or a link... this is awesome but I cannot read the small image...thanks!

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All you should need to do is shut off the supply valve. then remove the suply on the toilet side. now where the supply connectts to the tank there should be a plastic nut which will release the assembly your after

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On most Eljer one piece toilets, the flush valve, (not the fill valve) has a cone shaped nut on the bottom that flares out the rubber washer sealing the tank. It is tightened by inserting a tool inside the hole under the flapper, and turning clockwise. Removal is just the opposite.

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