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American Standard Ming Green

Postby classic form » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:33 am

About a week ago our original A.S. ming green toilet tank cracked. Desperatly looking for a replacement and would appreciate any leads...don't need the bowl or lid but will definately purchase the whole toilet to get what I need. This one is from 1956. Will consider slightly different style as long as it's American Standard in Ming Green.

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Postby spinsLPs » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:52 pm

That's a tough one. These guys might have what you're looking for.

http://www.toilettanklids.com/tanks.html#americanatandard

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Postby babyblue65bird » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:33 pm

Give these guys a look!

www.deabath.com
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Postby classic form » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:58 am

Thanks for the tips and links...I've pretty much surfed the web completly back to shore. I'm hoping someone might run across one on a local craigslist or architectural salvage store and think of me.

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Postby Dan O. » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:35 pm

Are there any Habitat for Humanity REstores near you? Nobody seems to buy old toilets from them and I've often into colored AS items in the two stores in my area.

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Postby SDR » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:27 pm

This one's sold, but -- I see it's a slightly different model. What would you accept ?

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Postby Joe » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:43 pm

you may find a link on this blog to a resource to help you:

http://retrorenovation.com/

check your local building products recycling center...

and look into repairing the crack. good luck.

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Postby Joe » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:50 pm

might ask this guy if he knows of any tanks...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Standa ... 20ad6a38ff

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Postby classic form » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:07 am

I'm in and out of ReStores whenever I can locate them. We have one in Kalamamzoo, one in Grand Rapids and i bop in when i see them during travels.
I used to go to them quite a bit and remember seeing colored toilets everytime but no such luck,so far.

The toilet that you point out SDR, I have a line on one just like it and will buy it to use if it works out but would still be on the lookout for the original style.

I've been all over Retrorenovation and even attempted to post a WTB on what they call a forum but gave up when it didn't work after two tries.

If the color is right, its made by Standard, and its in excellent shape, I'll buy it.

The quest goes on.

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Postby SDR » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:21 am

Is it a miracle that you still have the matching seat and cover ? Or are they available ? Are the parts made (and colored) so well that they can take endless cleaning ?

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Postby classic form » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:09 am

No miracle, Bemis manufactures all colors in plastic colored all the way through. I have a few extra stashed just in case they decide to stop production.

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Postby egads » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:33 pm

Yep, I just bought one in Crane "Pale Jade"
Somewhere online I found a color chart (maybe one of the overpriced links posted here) that allowed me to just order the color I needed. I paid about $40.-60. that way. If you don't know your color they have a program were they send you a color chart and then send the seat for about $80.
The new ones are soft close as well. I just wish they said "Church" instead of Bemis. Bemis has acquired most seat makers, including Church.

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Postby txmod » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:54 pm

I would scour retro renovation and see what links they have. I have a listing that has the ming green in it. They still have the sample chips.

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Postby classic form » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:17 am

Believe it or not this showed up on ebay a week ago. Just ended. Time for a road trip to PA:-)

The search is over. Thought it might take years to find....Someone down there likes me.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221182541063?ss ... fresh=true

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Postby egads » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:36 am

Luck of the Ming Green!
Here's some advise: Get a Korky Quiet fill valve and a flapper that is adjustable. (there are ones that have a sort of dial on top) With these two things and some fiddling, you can make the old toilet very close to a new low flow one. If one needs a longer flush sometimes :roll: you just hold the handle down a little longer.

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Postby classic form » Mon May 27, 2013 6:26 am

Got back from a road trip last week. Visited Niece in Virginia beach. Wildwood New Jersey for Do Wap Hotels. Atlantic City for gambling. Philly for cheesesteak. Danville, Penn. for ming green goodness. Bear Run for first time ever visit to Fallingwater (damn! What an experience, felt myself welling up a bit just standing there on a balcony) and then home.

Now to get the bathroom ready for it...

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Postby Joe » Wed May 29, 2013 10:00 pm

classic form wrote:Got back from a road trip last week. Visited Niece in Virginia beach. Wildwood New Jersey for Do Wap Hotels. Atlantic City for gambling. Philly for cheesesteak. Danville, Penn. for ming green goodness. Bear Run for first time ever visit to Fallingwater (damn! What an experience, felt myself welling up a bit just standing there on a balcony) and then home.

Now to get the bathroom ready for it...


sounds like a great trip. photos?


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