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Old 09-03-2017, 03:21 PM   #1
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Toilet tank repacement


My daughters toilet has a very small drip leak onto the floor. Its original to the house that was built around 1988. It has the name of Murray (sp?) on it. I replaced the tank/bowl bolts/rubber washers and gasket. But it still leaks. I removed it and looked at it more closely and detected a very fine line (crack) coming away from the bolt area that is leaking. It appears on both sides. It looks like it couldn't leak but apparently it can and does. Can I just replace the tank? I have searched and it appears that there are replacement tanks for sale but not Murray. Is possible to find a different brand tank that would fit? I would prefer not to get into the surprises you find when replacing an old toilet bowl. Any help/advise would be appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:03 PM   #2
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I doubt it. As you stated, there could be problems getting the two different manufactues to match up.

If you can't get one from the original manufacture, I would go all new. Just a suggestion.

The plumbers may have more suggestions for you. Please wait for one to respond. Thank you.
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I replaced a flush valve on a Eljer from 1983 and after that near fiasco never again. Attempting to locate parts was a nightmare even though I did deal with several sites that were very helpful. I was informed by one on line helpful person that Mod. numbers didn't much exist then so that was a portion of the problem. Was sent wrong tank to bowl gasket so used the old one.

It's still doing a good job a few years later but it'll be new toilet next time when non function a toilet is 30 years old.
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What is that, a 3.5gpf unit ?
I'd replace it with either a 1.6 or a 1.28 gpf unit.

Don't replace it with the cheapest toilet you can buy. Cheap toilets don't flush as well as better designed ones.

Personally, I like Toto.

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