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Old 05-19-2008, 07:55 PM   #31
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Yeah, but today I went and got another rubber thing - a beveled one, so that stopped the leak from the tank after I tightened it with pliers. Now I can flush with a pitcher of water - yipee!! hahaha!

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:08 PM   #32
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so now the supply line conection is leaking ???
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:27 PM   #33
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Yep, that's where the leak is now, but at least that's the only place there is one now. I'm working tomorrow so won't be dealing with it til either later tomorrow evening after I get home or sometime Wednesday during the day or late night after I get home from class. I'm just thrilled at this point that I can even flush with a pitcher of water - no more runs to McDonalds to go to the bathroom...lol!
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:01 AM   #34
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if you have some teflone tape to put on the treads where the line connects that should take care of it that is if that is where it is leaking
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Well... new development... I thought it wasn't leaking from the tank anymore, until I decided to fill the tank with water last night before I went to bed so I wouldn't have to do that part in the middle of the night. Bad idea - when I did get up in the middle of the night, there was a puddle around the toilet (so it leaked from the tank - I felt and saw it doing the slow drip). I did finally get the connector hose tightened up really good with pliers, so that's not leaking when I turn the water on anymore, but whenever I try to tighten that other metal thing right up under the toilet, I'm not able to get the guts to quit turning with it - does that make sense? I don't know if that's why it's leaking - because it's still not tight enough?

If I just put water in and flush, it's ok because it's not in there long enough to really leak much, but if I turn the water on, by the time the tank gets about 1/3 full, there's a steady drip. It's not as bad as before, so I think I've managed to get it tighter. Is there some kind of putty or something I can put around there?
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you could put some plumber putty on it but it really sounds like it is just not tight enough.You may need to get someone to hold the top while you or someone tightens the bottom.I normally do this job with the whole tank off the commode it make it alot easier and I am able to make it a one person job not so while it is still on I dont care what lowes says its not
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Thanks - that makes me feel better! I've been doing the whole thing myself (yes, I'm stubborn... but determined to learn how to do this too)! I've got class this evening, so I'll have my son come help me when I get home if he's home from work. Worst case scenario though would be for me to get some putty and put around it? That would be a temporary or permanent fix? I just hate the thought of taking that connector hose off again because it was such a female dog to get it tight enough to stop leaking!
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I am sorry for your troubles but when replacing the guts it is customary to take the tank off and clean it real good then replace everything but I do admire your determination.As for the supply line connector if you put some Teflon tape on the threads you shouldn't have to make it that thigh to stop any leaks that is if that is what you were referring to.Oh and yes it would only be a temp stop gap so if it were ne I would just keep a pitcher of water handy till I could get some help or till I had the time to take the whole thing off and fix it once and for all

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Old 05-21-2008, 06:40 PM   #39
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just my two cents, its some what difficult when laying on your side to put the nut on the valve, its very easy for the valve to move around on you, be sure you have not cross-threaded either the nut on the valve bottom or on the supply connector. You should be able to easily start turning the nut on the threads. If you need to use a wrench to tighten it, be careful not to over tighten and crack the toilet. Just curious, from the pic, it looks like a metal nut in the second pic , I've usually only seen plastic.
And, mindful of stepping on toes here, if you are having trouble tightening the valve, last thing you want to try is putting that tank back on the bowl, thats just my feeling,, good luck to you

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