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dunixi 09-28-2011 06:54 AM

Leak at toilet feed pipe
My toilet has a leak at the point where the feed pipe enters the toilet. Water drips from the pipe onto the floor but only when there is some weight on the toilet, ie somebody is sitting on it! I've attached a couple of pics and highlighted in red the two places where the water appears to be leaking from.

I'm thinking it could be relatively easy to fix; to drain the cistern and then do *something* to plug the leak. It's that 'something' that I'd like some advice on please. What would be the simplest way of repairing that joint? I'm not a plumber by any stretch, more like a reluctant DIY-er but feel this is likely to be inside my comfort zone.

Thanks for any advice

oh'mike 09-28-2011 07:02 AM

A picture of the entire feed line and shut off valve would help---

Typically changing the entire toilet water line is the simplest and cheapest way.

AlbacoreShuffle 09-28-2011 10:13 AM

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Looks like the leak is coming from the fill valve washer.
Id just install a new fill valve .
Id also install a flexible supply line from the shut off valve to the connection on the fill valve.

florida56 01-28-2012 06:02 PM

Looking at your photo and the areas that are outlined in Red. It seems that you need a new fill valve. The rubber gasket at the bottom of the fill valve inside the toilet tank seems to be worn, or there might be a crack on your fillvalve, where you attach your supply line. I advise you to replace the fillvalve and if possible the supply line.

joecaption 01-28-2012 06:05 PM

Look close at the photos guys, It looks like someone piped this up with hard steel piping with a union, It's all got to go.

oh'mike 01-28-2012 06:08 PM

Old post---September---he needs a new floor by now.

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