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Old 04-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #16
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Well if everything seems to be working fine with the toilet and u r still determined to get rid of condensation, u can check out this 2 page link that talks about anti sweat valve. U say u are on city water and in a dense city area. I don't know how far u want to take this, most toilets condensate a little. It's just a suggestion, and may not be an option for u, it's much more work and will require a plumber if u do not have the skills to diy.


http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,218961,00.html link here

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:45 PM   #17
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someone sugguest that maybe this 30+year old toilet tank has some insulation problem.

Should I change into a new tank?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:09 AM   #19
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Well, after 30+ years of service, u diffinately got your money's worth out of it. If it's an option for u, that might not be a bad idea.

Just the tanks themselves are hard to match up with something that old. 30+ years old, I doubt you'll find one that will work. However, it is possible that u maybe able to find one. If it's an option for u, IMO, a whole new toilet with tank would be the way to go if your going to do that. Even then, It may or may not help with your condensation problem, I don't know - just guessing. There are many to choose from and they are not that expensive. Kohler cimarron makes one with everything u need to hook it up except new supply hose for 150 bucks and it's a diy project, follow instructions on box.

Just remember, when cold water goes into the tank and the surrounding area is warmer or more humid, there is going to be a little sweating even with a new toilet. it is very hard to totally eliminate all the humidity in a bathroom. There are plenty of excellent suggestions already mentioned in this post by other members; like open window, make sure toilet is not running, run exhaust fans during and after showering for 15 minutes or so, wipe down tank, air circulation, better ventilation, leave door open when not in use, anti sweat valve, etc. will all help.

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It is an American Standard toilet. Can I find an American Stantard tank to match the toilet. Or, even with the same brand name they won't match?

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I doubt it, but it maybe possible. American standard has excellent customer service. If u check out their site they will be more than happy to help u. check out link. Click on support. All info u need will probaly be stamped inside toilet tank somewhere or lid. They have online, phone and chat support. They will let u know if it will work.


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Old 04-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #22
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Yeah, but just because the tank is 30 years old doesn't explain the condensation. That's either from water running too long or the temp. difference. A new tank is just as likely to have that problem (unless it's in insulated one, of course). It's unlikely you can find a retrofit tank that'll match up perfectly with an old bowl. I've never found that brand to be any good at flushing. I've had much better luck with some of Kohler's new models (San Gabriel being one).

But even if you really want to buy a new toilet I'd figure out what was causing the problem first. Otherwise who's to say the new toilet won't have the same the problem?
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Put some food dye in your tank. Wait 10 minutes and then look at the bowel. If your leaking the dye will enter the bowel. Do not flush while testing. If you find dye in the Bowel your flush valve needs to be replaced.
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65 degrees is plenty cool enough to allow water to condense, even if it's not humid all the time. The coolness of water entering the toilet tank is enough to make it happen, even if it doesn't seem all that cold in the bathroom. Ventilation will help, but you may simply need to wipe down the tank after showering to prevent water from pooling.
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I reckon the simple answer is Condensation

Condensation happens when vapour hits a cold surface.

You need better ventilation in the bathroom ? I am just guessing, the toilet is plumbed to cold water - thus - the WC basin is cold.

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A 2 stage or dual flush or whatever a manufacturer wants to call their particular product, that only uses half the water for pee pee and the whole tank for poopie aka #1 and #2 in some social circles, will probably prevent at least 75 percent of condensation problem and save water too.

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