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Old 11-15-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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There was alot of water between the toilet and the bathtub. Wiped up the water, thought it come from the shower. went back into the bathroom, alot more water and flooded the ceiling below. Check the pipes and drain for bathtub. No apparent leak. shut the water off to the toilet, it's been about a week and have no problems with water on the floor.
(must be the toilet). Put a new wax seal on about 5 months ago so I thought it couldn't be that. I can't finda any cracks on the tank or bowl plus I don't hear any water running.( when it's turned on).
Does anyone have any ideas and the tank is touching the wall, would that cause a problem?

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Put some food coloring in the tank to see what happens, then go from there.
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Did you check the shut off valve and the connection to the tank? Older connections to the toilet were not braided pipe and would split over time.
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I changed the connecting hose from the shut off valve to the tank at the same time I put a new wax seal in. Didn't have a problem with any leaks after for about 5 months then the water just appeared.

I will try the food coloring tomorrow.
Is it ok it the tank it touching the wall?

(just a woman trying to figure this out and would like to fix it myself if possible.)
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It's OK for the tank top to touch the wall.
However, toilet tanks can "sweat" with condensation, which could damage a sheetrock wall for instance. Condensation on the tank happens when colder toilet tank water meets warm humid air in the bathroom caused by showers and baths.
The best solutions to condensation are better bathroom air circulation and exhaust venting, tank insulation, etc.
Condensation may be your problem if you can't detect a leak.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:15 AM   #6
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The tank is not hitting the wall with enough force to push the tank forward and cause the tank to bowl seal to leak is it?
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Paper towels, that's what I use, put some on the floor around the toilet base, put them right under the supply connection, of course you want to dry the floor first, try flushing the toilet and watching to see if the water is coming out. Once you find the source, someone here will help with the solution.

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