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Old 05-02-17, 11:23 AM
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toilet chain

The chain in my toilet kinks about once a month and toilet runs till I jiggle handle.. Any quick fixes.
 
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Old 05-02-17, 11:41 AM
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I wish I had one - I have the same problem.
 
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Old 05-02-17, 11:59 AM
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Usually happens when the chain is too long. You want it just long enough so there is just a slight sag in it when closed. You may have to experiment with hooking it into different holes in the arm (if the arm has multiple holes; most do. And make sure there is no twist in the chain when you hook it on the arm.
 
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Old 05-02-17, 12:38 PM
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Use nylon mason's twine. (Never tried but should work.)
 
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Old 05-02-17, 01:39 PM
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Have tried chain long, short and in between. Still happens think I will try twine.
 
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Old 08-25-17, 02:30 PM
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Update, I put builders marker twine (nylon) where chain goes, no more problem, now I just need to learn a good knot. Last knot slipped and had to retie
 
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Old 08-25-17, 09:14 PM
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Wonder if you could use a steel leader like for fishing at the right length if that doesn't work out ?
 
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Old 08-26-17, 01:48 AM
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Seriously? No, sorry, I'm still PO'd about something else.

Hmmm lets see. Fishing swivel, length of nylon twine as mentioned (I've replaced the whole chain with that and it works fine.), just replace the chain with SS (some are actually chrome plated!), use one with a large snap hook on the end.

Quick is either nylon twine used in a short loop, or even poly/nylon fishing line.
 
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Old 08-26-17, 04:56 AM
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Try a zip tie.
 
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