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Old 06-27-2008, 06:22 AM   #1
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I replaced the tank bolts but still have a leak. I believe the water is coming from the center of the tank. I replace the seal that goes to the toilet "a donut shaped gasket" the problem is the part that is on the tank. How do I fix that? do they sell a gasket for that part?

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Old 06-27-2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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Did you install the rubber washers on the tank bolts?

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Old 06-27-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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You need a Tank Gasket repair kit. This includes the bolts and rubber washers and also the rubber or foam gasket that goes between the tank and the bowl.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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Maybe others here can confirm, but I recall that a gerber toilet takes a thicker gasket between the tank and bowl.
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I replaced the tank bolts and washers, rubber seal or doughnut that sits between the tank and the bowl, and now the fill tube seal, that is a thin o-ring type seal about 3-4 inch diameter. It is so humid here the tank is sweating so I cant tell If I have any leaks or not. I dont see any at this point. Will keep you posted..
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Replace the toilet tank flushvalve, there is the gasket that seals the flushvalve inside the tank, seen just below the flapper inside the tank, if that does not seal good it will leak making you think it's the tank to bowl and or the tank to bowl bolts.
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did that too, still leaking. Everything is tight, must be a crack in the tank somewhere. Will do the food color test to see where water is coming from.
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after several hours to no avail, still have a leak. Have come to terms that I need to buy a new toilet. I have repalced all seals, gaskets, etc and still have water dripping from tank. What kind of toilet do you suggest without breaking the bank. I know you get what you pay for.
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Before going to get that new toilet, be aware that you are most likely going to have to connect the tank to the bowl, unless you are getting a one piece. I'm not a plumber by any means, I hate with passion to tighten the bolts from tank to bowl, to me its a fine line between leaking and cracking. Haven't had to do it too many times, I take forever turning first one side then the other. Good thing I rarely have to do it at work.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:33 AM   #10
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went and bought a new bowl and tank today. Will install it tommorow as I have a pig roast to go to and dont want to rush the install. Any pointers would be great.. I am nervous about installing tank to bowl as DUDE wrote in previous reply..
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went and bought a new bowl and tank today. Will install it tommorow as I have a pig roast to go to and dont want to rush the install. Any pointers would be great.. I am nervous about installing tank to bowl as DUDE wrote in previous reply..
when you tighten them, keep an eye on the rubber washers inside the tank. You should be able to see them 'mushroom up' on the edges. When they start doing that, you shouldn't have any leaks there.
What kind of toilet did you get? Personally I like putting the gerbers together better than most....

You also have to be careful with the CF bolts too, as they can crack if you get too strong with them....
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what are the CF bolts? I bought a Kohler
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Closet Flange. The ones that hold the toilet to the floor.

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