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Old 05-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Leaking toilet

I have what they call a low boy toilet. It appears to be leaking below the trap where the water escapes into the sewer line after flushing. The reason I say this is because there is now water on the floor or showing through on the ceiling in the kitchen which is below the bathroom. Also no water flows into the bowl. I placed a piece of toilet tissue in the bowl and it was still there after I heard the water run. At first I thought the tank was leaking into the toilet bowl imitating a flushing. I found out about the leak when I went up and took the cover off the tank and the tank was almost empty. Is this a problem from when the unit was made and has slowly gotten worse?


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Old 05-12-2012, 01:24 AM   #2
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It sounds like you have a flapper valve in the tank that is not sealing. The flapper can be fairly easily replaced. It will keep the water in the tank so you get a good volume of water into the bowl when flushed. You gasket at the base of the toilet may be leaking as well. That would cause water to run onto the ceiling below.


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Old 05-12-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Sounds like you have two issues that are not related going on.
Leaking wax ring, and leaking flapper or the ball cock is not working correctly.
If the tanks not filling then it's the ball cock. Just replace it with a new Fliud Master valve.
To check the flapper just but some red food coloring in the tank. If it shows up in the bowl with out flushing the toilet it's the flapper or the flapper seat.
That wax ring needs to be changed ASAP. A ring is about $5.00. a whole new floor is thousands.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
Sounds like you have two issues....That wax ring needs to be changed ASAP. A ring is about $5.00. a whole new floor is thousands.
So it might be possible that a lousy leaking wax ring is the cause of the watery mess in my laundry room? I had a toilet replaced in a bathroom next to it....
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