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Old 06-01-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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Tank bolts dripping!

Old bolts on the toilet were rusted out so i replaced with brass. Cleaned tank very throughly and tighened new bolts fairly hard to the point where if i turn it a little more i break tank? Any suggestions, thicker washers, thinner, bigger smaller??? I dunno. Thru-bolt holes on tank are no chipped from removal of old one. What else can i do?

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Old 06-01-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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Tank bolts dripping!

remove the bolts and use a little sandcloth on the bolt holes. Use a little pipe dope on the washers when reinstalling. works for me all the time

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Old 06-01-2008, 11:17 PM   #3
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Tank bolts dripping!

Inside the tank, where it matters, use just the rubber washers on the tank bolts, and throw the metal ones away. I always hand tighten them as much as possible.
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