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Old 06-03-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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I'm a "novice plumber" and have a leak in my toilet. I'm concerned that the spud should be more flush, but currently is raises the tank about 1/2 inch. This results in a tank that leans against the back wall, off-setting the two bolts that hold the tank down. This, in turn, results in a slow leak at these bolts.. (both have rubber washers on both sides..)

Do I need a "flatter" spud? Is there such a thing? I ask this because the other toilets in my house have much less room between the tank and toilet..

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Old 06-03-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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What brand is this toilet?

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American Standard Plebe.. circa 1989
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The AM/STD tank to bowl gasket is a thick one, pull tank and reposition the tank, tighten up in an even fashion, alternating from each bolt till it looks good, see if that fixes the problem.
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Thanks for the info! Just to clarify: Do I want to tighten the two bolts so that the tank remains competely upright/vertical? Or is it okay for the tank to lean back towards the wall a bit? It would seem that the more it leans, the greater the likelihood of leaking.

But if I tighten it too tight, the ceramic may break....
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Tighten up even both sides, no leaning, just snug them down, don't over tighten.
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It invariably leans into the back wall.. Due to this I placed something between the tank and wall to keep it perfectly upright.

I've tightened, retightened, made sure the gasket was a good fit, over and over.. it will hold for awhile and then the leak begins.. Frustrating as anything! The washers are new, and it seems if I tighten more I may crack the tank..

I hate to do it, but I may be forced to call a plumber..

I appreciate your suggestions and time!
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Is it leaking between the tank and bowl? It could be the flush valve gasket that is leaking making you think it is the tank to bowl gasket.

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