I have a Crane Drexel toilet around 1949 – 1950, the tank has been replaced with a 1963 Crane tank. The toilet will not flush properly. I’ve replaced everything that could be replaced. I put CLR through the tank into the bowl, and it came out fine. I removed the toilet and had a camera placed down the drain pipe, no clogs. I placed a snake down the vent pipe, no clogs. I removed the tiolet, set it up in the bathtub, and it flushed properly five times in a row. After I put it all back together where it belonged, I stuck a hose in the bowl and let it run for 5 minutes, the bowl did not overflow. As soon as I flushed it, the bowl started to fill up. PLEASE HELP!!!! P.S. the toilet worked fine for three years, and the house is around 53 years old. Also, the sink and the bathtub both drain fine.
Sounds like the flushing rim holes are half closed and if you have a jet hole in back of toilet check that. Take a mirrow and look under the rim and see if holes are open, take a wire coat hanger and cut and bend to fit and clean out holes.
Some of the older Crane stools had a rubber orfice or jet that fit in the bowl between the tank and the bowl.If this is gone the stool will not flush right.Most of the time these orfices shrink or fell apart over a period of time and ended up in the flush rim of the stool.Sounds like you could use a new stool anyway.
» This message has been edited by racefanone on 15 February 2003