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  • Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

    Ive seen extensions for flush valves before but i cant find them online anywhere. Even the sloan website mentions nothing about them. I need some help. Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

    My supply house can get them for me overnight.Perhaps yours can do the same.

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    • #3
      Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

      It's been a while but I think you can get them in 1" increments up to 4"

      The real trick is getting the factory one out without scratching the body

      Wrap it in a towel, put it in a 3 legged vice

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      • #4
        Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

        Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
        It's been a while but I think you can get them in 1" increments up to 4"

        The real trick is getting the factory one out without scratching the body

        Wrap it in a towel, put it in a 3 legged vice
        so true sloan makes an internal nipple wrench. but it is still a little pain in the as# to remove

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        • #5
          Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

          We call them "goof nipples"...
          (as in you goofed roughing it in....)

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          • #6
            Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

            Originally posted by aero1 View Post
            so true sloan makes an internal nipple wrench. but it is still a little pain in the as# to remove
            there is an internal wrench that is made,
            but if memory serves me right
            the handle from a 10'' or 12'' pipe wrench fits in there too

            shouldn't be an issue locating longer tail pieces as they were a fairly common part. are you sure sloan doesn't have them how about zurn?

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

              The tool is called a radiator spud, I think. It's a telescopic socket type tool with different sizes for different applications. The one I have I cut to exactly fit a Sloan nipple. If the factory robots wouldn't tighten the nipples so hard, it wouldn't be an issue.

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              • #8
                Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

                Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                It's been a while but I think you can get them in 1" increments up to 4"

                The real trick is getting the factory one out without scratching the body

                Wrap it in a towel, put it in a 3 legged vice


                There's a trick you know...

                Put the handle from a Hole Hawg (the pipe screw in handle) into the bottom of the flushometer (or a pipe, although the handle is handier) and have someone hold it securely, place the handle of a ridgid (they must love the free advertising) adjustable hex wrench into the nipple..it just happens to fit perfectly (coincidence..I think not!) and using another pipe wrench on the spud wrench, unscrew the nipple.

                This is the ridgid wrench...

                http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Hex-Wrench/EN/index.htm

                Works every time!

                The nipple extensions are listed in the Sloan catalog, can't imagine why you can't find them. ALL our local supply houses carry different sizes...do you have a Ferguson near you??

                Douglas

                Last edited by Oregon Plumber; 05-30-2008, 09:22 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

                  Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                  there is an internal wrench that is made,
                  but if memory serves me right
                  the handle from a 10'' or 12'' pipe wrench fits in there too

                  shouldn't be an issue locating longer tail pieces as they were a fairly common part. are you sure sloan doesn't have them how about zurn?

                  rick.
                  Originally posted by Oregon Plumber View Post
                  There's a trick you know...

                  Put the handle from a Hole Hawg (the pipe screw in handle) into the bottom of the flushometer (or a pipe, although the handle is handier) and have someone hold it securely, place the handle of a ridgid (they must love the free advertising) adjustable hex wrench into the nipple..it just happens to fit perfectly (coincidence..I think not!) and using another pipe wrench on the spud wrench, unscrew the nipple.

                  This is the ridgid wrench...

                  http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Hex-Wrench/EN/index.htm

                  Works every time!

                  The nipple extensions are listed in the Sloan catalog, can't imagine why you can't find them. ALL our local supply houses carry different sizes...do you have a Ferguson near you??

                  Douglas

                  douglas, welcome to the forum.

                  nice to have another thinking plumber on the forum

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

                    Douglas, welcome to the forum!!
                    sigpic

                    Robert

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                    • #11
                      Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

                      When the r/i's miss on those we have gotten by with an offset Vacuum breaker on urinals.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Flush valve more than 4 3/4" from center

                        Here guys, this is all the info you need for this in the future...

                        http://www.sloanvalve.com/maintenanc...16505Rev0a.pdf

                        Just print this out and keep it in your Sloan repair book.

                        Douglas

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