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Old 04-04-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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I've got a urinal that has a very old school vacuum breaker that has what looks to be a swing check valve type deal that is not sealing when flushed. The area I have to work with is not high enough to stick a new vacuum breaker on it. This old one fits the new flush valve but obviously still does not work. Is there a way to rebuild it or get a new one that is it's same size. It's 3/4in shorter then the new style. I'll include a picture of it. I can lower the urinal, but seems it would be a lot less pain if I can get my hands on another old part or repair it.



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Think about this........ You have plenty of room. remove the stop and use brass ells to turn up and get high enough to correctly install the flush valve and VB.

Turn up and use a nipple then install the stop in the vertical, won't offset your center line. Easy.........

Hmm, your running the service section?
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The hard part is finding a 3/4" Polished Chrome Brass 90. Doable but not something your average supply house will stock.
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The hard part is finding a 3/4" Polished Chrome Brass 90. Doable but not something your average supply house will stock.
Amazon & Google are your friend.

https://www.amazon.com/Jaclo-16301-3...%2F4%22+IPS+90


https://www.amazon.com/Chrome-Plated...%22+IPS+nipple
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As I said, doable.
The internet is the go to when you can't get it locally. Problem is you have to wait and if they get it wrong (which happens all too often) you have to start all over again.
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Think about this........ You have plenty of room. remove the stop and use brass ells to turn up and get high enough to correctly install the flush valve and VB.

Turn up and use a nipple then install the stop in the vertical, won't offset your center line. Easy.........

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Agreed. To original poster, do what this highly-esteemed professional colleague says to do.

I would tell customer straight up that the old parts are NA {not available}. Period. No hemming and hawing or 'oh well I'll see if I can find it.'

Just re-do with new parts. That is my 2 cents.

I remember an old manager of mine that used to say you have to lead them down the path that you want them to follow.
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I remember an old manager of mine that used to say you have to lead them down the path that you want them to follow.
A good salesperson can do this. A really good one can make them thinks it's their idea.
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The hard part is finding a 3/4" Polished Chrome Brass 90. Doable but not something your average supply house will stock.
By the looks of the existing valve the customer is probably not too concerned about a polished chrome 90
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Took your advice with the ST 90 GAN. Turned out awesome. I owe you a beer kind sir. Sometimes it's good to get slapped and start thinking outside the box again.

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Why not replace the bolt caps with shiny new ones?
There's a product called Zud that would remove the rust marks.
https://www.amazon.com/Zud-Heavy-Dut.../dp/B00453EOS2
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