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Old 05-18-2008, 08:29 PM   #16
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the flat surface should be against the valva and if im understanding you right then that goes to the bottem of the tank and the not pulls in all tight you might put a little vasaline on it to make sure nothing get twisted or pinched as you tighten it back up and dont over tighten

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Old 05-18-2008, 08:34 PM   #17
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OK, it's the way it should be then. You mean vaseline on the gasket, right? Then just put everything back together the way I had it?
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:37 PM   #18
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yes but check that gasket first for any small tears by the way is that a new gasket that came with the new kit or the old one
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It's the new one that came with the new kit.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:41 PM   #20
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ok put it all back together and tighten it down but dont over do it if it still leaks a little you can tighten it some more till it stops oh and sorry about the spelling and typing errors
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:55 PM   #21
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OK, it's all back together and still leaking. I'm ready to puke! I don't know if I just can't get it tight enough or what. I know the instructions just say to hand tighten but maybe that's not tight enough?
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:59 PM   #22
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it should just be hand tight and then usally a bit more with slip joint pliers to get it to seat sometime I have had to put them in hot water to get it soft before installing so it would seat or it may just be a bad gasket but at this point you sound frustrated so shut it down and try it again in the morn.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:59 PM   #23
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Would it help if I put an extra rubber thing on the outside of the tank before the 1st metal thing? I know I'm stretching here... lol!
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:00 PM   #24
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did your kit come with one
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:02 PM   #25
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Nope, like I said, I'm grabbing at straws...lol!
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:04 PM   #26
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thats ok I know how that works but like I said at this point you just need to walk away from it for a bit.It may be inconvieniant but I dont think your going to get it tonight
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:09 PM   #27
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Yeah, I think you're right. I thought I was doing such a great job after I finally "woman-handled" all those blasted corroded things loose (easy way out - soaked them with vinegar for an hour or so!) and got it all hooked up and ready to roll, then the dang flood started! I've figured out now that I was not born to be a plumber, but come tomorrow or Wednesday when I'm off, I *will* get this sucker fixed if it kills me!

Thanks so much for your help. I appreciate it more than you know!!
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:05 PM   #28
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are you back at it or waitting till tomarrow
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:15 PM   #29
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Hey. I worked on it for awhile today. Actually quite awhile between working on it & the trips to Lowes & calling Fluidmaster's 800 number...lol! Now I've got everything fixed except the part where the connector connects to the bottom of the tank. When I turn the water on, even at low pressure, there's a steady stream coming from there. At least I know it's not leaking from the tank itself at this point though...
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:56 PM   #30
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ok so thats about where we were last night right

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