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Old 03-09-2016, 06:18 PM   #11
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Find a place in your pex line where you can gain access just before it goes to your toilet. Cut the line and install a shutoff valve...there are a variety of types and connectors. Here is one and or check out the link to our original post about this. I think another style is shown there.
Replacing toilet flush valve !?!?!?.
Here are pics of two varieties...
The white pex one is in our 5.0 Classic and the other one (blue pex) is in Myron's 19'.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:40 PM   #12
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Cathy it was actually slip cast pottery. I tend to call all clay objects pots, from back in the day when I was into pottery. Yes, authentic, albeit mass-produced, by Acoma Pueblo artisans -- certainly no artifact but the subject, a stylized bear, caught my fancy. (D.O. has already got a ton of turquoise earrings.)

Probably too delicate to be sold at this valley kiosk during high season.
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:38 PM   #13
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How ironic you should post this now. I spent all day yesterday, trying to plan a trip to Arches, Canyonlands and Monument Valley in June/July but came away with the thought that camping there in the heat of summer may not be the best idea. Now that I look at your photos, maybe Fall or next Spring is a better bet. Looks like you had a grand time ... minus the valve problem.
We found out when at the Grand Canyon right after a rain/snow storm (day temp was 9) that, anywhere with picturesque rocks is especially beautiful right after any dust has been washed away by the storm. Our photos were 'picture postcard perfect'.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:57 PM   #14
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Then Spring it is ;-)
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:09 AM   #15
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Three lessons learned when replacing the busted toilet valve:
  1. Use a inch box wrench to unscrew the nuts bolting the unit to the floor.
  2. Yes, you can actually get your big hands back there and use your fingers to unscrew the PEX line from the valve.
  3. The O-ring on the valve nipple connecting to the flush tube is very difficult to keep in its proper place when reattaching the tube.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:06 PM   #16
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Thanks for posting the instructions and pictures.

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Old 03-11-2016, 05:30 PM   #17
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Is the O ring part of the Thetford 31705 Aqua-Magic V Toilet Water Module Assembly or you have to buy it seperately? Thanks.

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That red 0-ring came with the package. Odd thing was the old valve didn't even have an O-ring. (?) The red one was so rubbery I finally gave up on it, went and bought a package of assorted 0-rings and picked one (black, and more beefy) closest to the right diameter. I had to take the valve off the toilet and was finally able to twist the tube to get it over the ring in place.
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Thanks for the response. I always enjoy your mod. You have the expertise.

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Old 04-13-2016, 02:51 PM   #20
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Was looking for the source of the big leak on my busted toilet valve. I was expecting it to be obvious. To my surprise, could find no visible sign, no crack or breach anywhere on the valve.

Where is the leak coming from? Attached a garden hose to the valve, turned it on. Here are the results.
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