Leaking from flow valve connection

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Old 09-16-02, 09:47 AM
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Question Leaking from flow valve connection

A new flow valve was replaced a year ago and now the water connection pipe that fits into the bottom of the tank is leaking. I checked to see if the connection was tightened; it was tightened suffuciently. What's the best way to fix this problem? We had considerable water damage in the basement from the undetected leak.
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Diana
 
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Old 09-16-02, 11:46 AM
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Are you talking about a water heater?
Please describe the problem in a little more detail.
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Old 09-17-02, 08:26 AM
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Oops, I meant to include that the flush valve in the toilet tank is leaking at the connection to the water line where it is connected to the bottom of the flush valve. Thanks.
Diana
 
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Old 09-17-02, 02:33 PM
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The non-pro way (but it works) is to turn the water off, take the nut loose, smear a little silicone caulk on around it, and tighten it back up.
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Old 09-18-02, 09:01 AM
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Thanks. Your suggestion is a great idea. I'll try it.
Diana
 
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