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    Default so that's what these things are good for ...

    or, not.

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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Festive!

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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Weights.

    They were installed to cause the flush valve flapper to close quicker.

    Or maybe not. Maybe because the chain broke off and they needed to gain length.

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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Weights.

    They were installed to cause the flush valve flapper to close quicker.

    Or maybe not. Maybe because the chain broke off and they needed to gain length.
    Yah. I think they are just replacing the chain.

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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Looks better that the paper clips I used on mine.

    PS
    Yeah, Like none of you have done that.

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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
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    Looks better that the paper clips I used on mine.

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    Yeah, Like none of you have done that.
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    Who Told !
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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    I used a plastic zip tie for mine. I have since replaced the entire toilet.


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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    I used a plastic zip tie for mine. I have since replaced the entire toilet.
    Fishing line for me.

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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Light switch chain and paperclip for me!

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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Coat hanger for the handle. But not at my place.


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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    or, not.
    Life is not good when you have caribeanered into the toilet!


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    Default Re: so that's what these things are good for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Coat hanger for the handle. But not at my place.

    John,

    I actually saw a toothbrush used for a handle once.


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