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Old 03-15-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Toilet Tank _> Toilet Bowl


How common is it to have leakage between these two parts?

Can you find replacement seals/bolts at your local home store?

What about the cushion washer between them?

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Yes, it can leak - you can typically find parts at the big box stores.

I like one piece units - no leaks but more-so because they are easy to clean.

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My only experience with this was with a new tank and bowl combo from Lowes. They replaced the tank and that took care of the problem.
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Yes, it can leak - you can typically find parts at the big box stores.

I like one piece units - no leaks but more-so because they are easy to clean.
Is the leak more likely between the cushion washer or the bolts?

How often do the nuts on the bolts loose up a bit and just need to be slightly tightened?
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Usually the bolts the rubber washers go bad. While your at it spend the $3.00 for a new tank to bowl gasket
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I checked and it seems that one out of the 3 bolts has very slight moisture on the seal. It appears that this bolt was tightened much less than the other two.

This is a Sterling toilet with the 3 bolt design.

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Those sterling toilets are poopy !
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Usually the bolts the rubber washers go bad. While your at it spend the $3.00 for a new tank to bowl gasket
Not to go on the cheap, but as the cliche goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Therefore, if it's the washer inside the toilet tank, it would appear that the fix can be as straight forward as just removing the bolt and replacing the washer inside the tank without chancing the disturbance of the gasket itself.

Agree?
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Not to go on the cheap, but as the cliche goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Therefore, if it's the washer inside the toilet tank, it would appear that the fix can be as straight forward as just removing the bolt and replacing the washer inside the tank without chancing the disturbance of the gasket itself.

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No. Why? So in a year they can pay someone else to come replace the spud gasket and that someone else will recommend rebuilding the entire tank for the cost of pulling the darn thing apart anyway?

That's all if you get it back together without causing another leak in the process anyway. Knock yourself out.
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If the leak is steady its the bolts, if it only leaks when flushed its the spud gasket

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