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I already know and should be easy.
 

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Going to rebuild it today,
 
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Airgaps electronic flushvalve was hard...I had 15 computers running image searches on that one:eek:
 

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Does the ballcock use a leather gasket on the plunger to stop it from squirting out the top?
 

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Not sure I have not got into the repair parts yet, I try not to open a repair package until I'm on site, fear of loosing a part in the process, you know how that can be.
 

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Not sure I have not got into the repair parts yet, I try not to open a repair package until I'm on site, fear of loosing a part in the process, you know how that can be.
been there done that... then you have to re-order cuz you've been a bonehead and can't remember what you did with that one screw...
 

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I had a Case valve like that on a toilet that I tossed about two years ago. I'd had it for 30 years and had to rebuild it once. The parts cost more than I could buy another toilet for and I decided I'd never do it again. I replaced it with a Toto. Seems like the toilet was a Briggs one-piece.
 

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Does the ballcock use a leather gasket on the plunger to stop it from squirting out the top?

No all gaskets were rubber except the cap gasket.
 

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I bet there are a whole bunch of plumbers here that have never seen a Case toilet.
That's a funky lookin thing. You're right, I've never seen one. Are they still made, or is it ancient? Looks like a modern Olsonite seat tho (haven't seen one in years - all we see is Bemis these days).
 

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That is ancient technology Futz!:laughing:
We are talking late 1920's - early 1930's there...
For the one in that picture...

And yes we still get calls to rebuild them...

Actually Case toilets are pretty good toilets,
They worked well and flushed well and the parts are built like a brick **** house.
Case was bought by Briggs in 1960 or so I think and that ended their run...
I'm not 100% sure i got that right...
I wasn't working on them then....
I was just learning how to use them!:laughing:
 

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Great old stools.

We run into a few of those #50's and the later 62-8 a year here. Most people replace the stool sehn they find out what it will cost to repair.

I can never turn out the nylon seat in the pictured #50. I take a small screwdriver, heat it up hot and melt the seat in two. Anyone got a better way of getting them out?
 

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The seat I used was brass that came with the rebuild kit.
 
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Colgar, you can use the largest screw driver you can fit in there. I like a nice big Craftsman with the square shank. I get the tip nice and hot and push it into the seat and let it melt its way down then use a cresent wrench to turn the screw driver and break that nylon/plastic seat free.

I've rebuilt lots and lots of those old Case 50 ballcocks and they are good and well built. There is a company in FL that bought the rights from Briggs to reproduce parts for these old ballcocks. Don't go changing them out. Do a search. The prices for parts have come way down in the last few years on these parts.
 
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Yea for sure...

I bet there are a whole bunch of plumbers here that have never seen a Case toilet.

Old style Kidney Shaped with #41 ballcock.

Case, IMHO is the best water closet ever made and the way they were designed if they did get stopped up they would very seldom overflow.
 
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