Step 4: flapper and spacers

The flapper normally has an air pocket used to lift the flapper but this will cause the second flapper to stay open. This can be solved by cutting out the rubber cone and by adding weight to the flapper. To fit the second lever you need to raise the lid about 3/8, so draw ten 1/2 x 3/4 rectangles in a acrylic sheet then cut them out. Now get the coat hanger and cut out the long straight piece from the bottom. In my case it was 1/8 so use a 1/8 drill bit to make a hole through the side of the acrylic pieces,be sure to use locking pliers . Once this is done use super glue to attach the acrylic pieces in pairs. You could also use waterproof epoxy.
I've had a brick in my toilet tank for 4 - 5 yrs. BUT you must wrap it in a couple layers of thick plastic - maybe the kind used for a dropcloth? I've had no problem because wrapping it took care of any &quot;crumbling&quot; that might occur. I also added a small size soft drink bottle filled with sand and water. No problems.<br> <br>Let's come up with more smart ideas that save us money and save the planet. I'm an older lady with no kids, but I love our planet and believe we have the responsibility to take care of it!!! I liked the comment about letting your waste water from the washer drain out into the garden. The Brits did this 20 yrs. ago in a village I lived in and called it &quot;gray water&quot;. Kirsteen
Inside the toilet tank, I placed a 1.5lt bottle filled with rocks or sand and water (rocks or sand so the bottle doesn't float/move and water instead of air for the same reason), this solution is virtually free and anybody can make it without the need of tools.<br>In addition, I only flush after number 2 (i don't know why some people find this gross to do on a residential bathroom and at the same time find it ok on a public restroom)<br>A friend of mine calculated the optimal volume of the bottle (i need to do this as well). calculate the volume by adding enough small bottles until the toiled could not flush (limit), then removing the last small bottle, add all volumes and find bigger bottle(s) volume equivalent.
cool idea, but having to explain to guests how to use the toilet seems a little weird - a strange conversation starter maybe

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