I have a McPherson vacuum presserized upflow toilet that is leaking water thru the hoses where can I get parts or get a schematic of working parts and hoses . McPherson I understand is out of business. Don"t want expense of new toilet.
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You are correct, McPherson is out of business, parts are not available unless you can a plumber that stocked them, the chances of that are slim indeed.. Maybe on home in a thousand has an up flush toilet of any brand.
You do have viable options however.
If you are lucky the leak is where the pipe attaches to the toilet in an accessible area... if you can describe that to me I can most likely coach you to a fix.
If the leak in internal to the toilet, you would have to take it apart and inspect to determine where the leak is... send photo's if you can.. there is a good chance I can coach you.
to a fix.
Tell me if its the nylon tee type fitting on the back of the toilet where the water supply line and the 1" waste line attach.
We can go from there.
I can't tell where the water is coming from the plug on the plastic bottle blew out and had water all over.
Hello again, I am pretty good at finding diagrams etc on the web but could find no diagram on that toilet.
I might be able to help you work through the situation but have no diagram.
Have you tried replacing the plug in the plastic bottle and seeing if the toilet works after that?
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It could have been a high pressure water surge from the city that took the plug out, or it could have just come loose over time.
I replaced plug with a grommet could not hold pressure toilet filled some and swirled a little but did not
Thanks, so far it sounds like a defective, or worn out plug .. if you can send me a picture the bottle opening and plug I might have some suggestions. ..depending on the plug size and the strength of the bottle, a plumbing pressure test plug might work..
Just click on that mess, it should bring up a picture of a pressure test plug, they come in all sizes at most home improvement stores
tapped the good service face this mornin appears the bottle was the problem had plumber make a new
bottle out of pcv pipe . It works better than original bottle and fits tighter. Toilet has better water flow and
and is more consistent . Thanks you so much 2nd time I have used Just Answer and am pleased both
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