You can only do so much ""patching, etc."" Finally, we had to face reality and make some changes. Ryan, plumber with Roto-Rooter in Tyler, came to our rescue. He is a nice young man who knows the plumbing business. After trying to repair two commodes, sixteen years old, he suggested investing in new ones. He gave us information about the commodes, told us the total cost and we were in agreement with him. Ryan in a conscientious worker, he did not quit until he finished the job. He is neat, cleans up after installing and is pleasant to be around. We called early the next morning to let Roto-Rooter know of the ""good job"" Ryan had done and how proud we were of our ""new, one flush commodes.""