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Old 07-11-2011, 02:29 AM   #1
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70 year old Elbow Pipe--stripped threading

Hi All,

I have a toilet that is old, but dont have the cash to replace it at the moment.

The pipe connecting tank and pan leaks in one spot. I cant tell if it is the pipe itself or the gasket/sealant. what is the best options for fixing this? is this is a standard piece? The toilet is by Durock.

Many thanks in advance. I am new here.

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Old 07-11-2011, 07:43 AM   #2
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Can you get replacment parts that fit?

If you can dry it off and press some toilet paper to the pipe before it leaks a large amount, that can help narrow down on although not foolporoolf foolproofly pinpoint the leak.


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Old 07-11-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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Undo the spud nut, you should be able to pull out the gasket that seals the connection. Likely it is 3/4s desintigrated. A plumbing supply house should be able to hook you up with a new gasket.
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Consider a used toilet from the 'Re-Store' --Habitat for Humanitys junk outlet.
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