Leaky Toilet


Old 07-06-02, 11:00 AM
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Ok, my fill valve on my toilet needed replacement. I did everything I was supposed to-- shut off the water, etc. I put in the new fill valve, turned on the water and it seemed to be working fine. No leaks or anything.

Here's the problem: now there appear to be a couple of leaks from the supply line fittings. I have the water shut off! Why are the supply line fittings leaking??? The water is off. It's a slow leak, but if I turn on the water it becomes a quicker leak.

This is an old toilet (from circa 1957) but the supply line fittings never leaked before. The leak isn't coming from the fill valve, I checked and it's dry.

Do I need to replace the supply line fittings? Can I use teflon tape or something similar to stop the leak?

Mostly, why are the supply line fittings leaking now? They didn't leak before I replaced the fill valve. What did I do incorrectly???

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Old 07-06-02, 11:14 AM
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Is it a flex line supply line or rigid tubing?
You probably could smear a little clear silicone caulk on the threads and ferrules to stop the leaking.

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