SS flexible connector with nut?
I'm having the same problem that someone else posted before (tony_s, I believe):
"I've just put in a new Fluidmaster flush valve in the toilet and I keep getting a leak at the seal under the tank.
Since the Fluidmaster box includes a new plastic coupling nut and washer, I'm thinking that the leak might be caused by the old braided metal connector washer being worn out.
I can't figure out how to remove the old plastic coupling nut and washer from braided metal connector... how does one easily remove it?"
but I don't know what an SS connector with nut is. I replaced the old stuff inside with the Fluidmaster guts & all like the guy at Lowe's recommended. Had to go back because water kept pouring out of the bottom and wouldn't even fill the toilet when I turned it back on, and he said I needed a new connector since mine was the old metal one with a flanged top. OK, bought that, came home, dang near broke my fingers getting the old one off, but did it and put the new one on. Now I can get water to go into the toilet, but it pours out the bottom from the same place. Not as bad, but still... I am *so* not handy, but I've spent 6 hrs doing this and I'm determined to finish doing it myself.
Do you think that other connector thing is what I need or maybe I need somebody with stronger hands to tighten the things better than I can?
Thanks for any suggestions - I really appreciate it!
Update: I went to Lowe's again to see if they could help. Nobody around anywhere this time. I looked at every toilet hose connector I could find and they all looked the same with the things on both ends. I found one made by Fluidmaster & picked that one up, figured it should fit, right? Same problem - still leaks at the same place. I don't know what I've done wrong and I'm ready to pull my hair out!
Last edited by oldnightnurse; 05-18-2008 at 06:16 PM.