It just won't stop
Howdy all. I travelled to Lexington, NE to attend an annual meeting. I was expecting a guest to stay with me for the meeting the next day. I arrived late and set things up. When I went to flush the commode, the foot valve was stiff (toilet has two pedals, one to flush, one for water). Then, the water just wouldn't stop running. Talk about PANIC! I exercised the foot valves (pedals) to no effect. Finally, I shut the water off to the entire fiver and set out to remove the Thetford Galaxy toilet (ughhh). I discovered that the linkage going from the foot pedal to the water valve was damaged. Because of the design, I can't find a way to access this linkage. I guess it's time to replace the ol' throne with a new one. This one lasted 15 years so I shouldn't complain. I was able to manually shut the toilet valve and restored water to the rest of the rig. I used jugs of water for flushing. The fiver is now home, and winterized. I was thinking of replacing it with one of those china models instead of plastic. I have heard some stories that the china ones can crack, however. What do you all think?