Most of us have a cable at one time or other that is old and rusty, too short or bent. The lever is still good and all you need is a new cable.
First go out to Harbor Frieght and get a plumbers snake. The second picture shows what I am talking about. It's a coiled wire 10' long that is exactly the same as the cover on a cable.
Secondly, I went to Menard's and bought a coil of 19 guage stainless steel wire. 18 guage galvanized wire would also work and be a little cheaper. Simply cut the outer cover to the appropriate length. Then cut the inner wire, insert it in the cover and bend the ends like the original.
tip* I had trouble bending Z bends on the end until I took an old pair of needle nose pliers and ground the sides of the tip narrower and parralel.
Edited by LilysDad, August 09, 2012 - 09:30 PM.