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Old 01-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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I just bought a kohler wellworth toilet for the remodeling project. Everything is going well and my question is about the mounting bolts for the tank to toilet. Should the heads of the bolts be flush with the bottom inside the tank. I have some wiggle in the tank and am trying to tighten it up and get it leveled but do NOT want to overtighten. The heads have about a 1/4 -1/2 to go before they are flush inside the tank. Looking at our american standeard toilet the bolts inside are flush and the seal has expanded around them. any help is appreciated.

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after calling kohler they said the the seal inside should compress around the top of the bolt inside the tank, however I notice that as I tightened them the 2 front seals( 2 front ,1 back, 3 altogether) between the tank and base seemed to be pushing down as though the seal is caught on the threads and is pushing through the mounting holes of the base. I did circulate the toilet this way and no leaks in 2 hrs thank god but anyone have this issue? any thoughts?

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Pull the rubber washers all the way up against head of bolts before installing them
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since its my 1st time installing a toilet im wondering if Im missing something. There is what looks like rubber bumpers under the tank which the bolts go thru and a rubber sleeve around the threads of the bolt. Is there supposed to be rubber washers or are these " bumpers" Im talking about the washers?
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you should have rubber washers inside of tank and the little rubber standoffs underneath,between tank and bowl
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Good choice of toilet, the one piece gasket on the tank. Must be positioned correctly. With the tank on its side push the bolt through while holding the gasket forcing it through the hole do it with all three bolts then set tank, tighten in an even pattern.
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yes snug it up to where the bolt and washer are flush to inside tank surface...
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you should have rubber washers inside of tank and the little rubber standoffs underneath,between tank and bowl
There is no rubber washers inside of the tank, just a rubber sleeve on the threads of the bolts. Im trying to locate a parts diagram to see if there are supposed to be any. I also pressed the bolts to the bottom of the tank, then put it on and tightened. when tighening I hand tightened with a socket while holding the flat head screw. proper way to tighten?
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So after checking moms new toilet the next morning I have not seen a leak. Does the saying "if it aint broke dont fix it" apply to my issue with the seal? If its gonna leak should I have expected it to already.

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