Toilet Leak - on connection into tank

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Old 01-22-04, 10:52 AM
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Toilet Leak - on connection into tank

I noticed a small leak in my toilet. It only leaks when the water is turned on. Initially, I thought that the rubber ball ck gasket inside the tank had worn out but I replaced it and there is still a leak. What parts between the wall and the tank might be causing the leak? Thanks in advance for the help.
 
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Old 01-22-04, 11:02 AM
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Is the nut (holding the supply line to the fill valve) at the bottom of the tank leaking?
If that's it, wrap 2-3 flat wraps of teflon tape counter-clockwise (because it's upside down) on the threads, and then tighten the nut onto the fill valve.
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Old 01-22-04, 11:24 AM
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Install a new supply line, use a braided flex supply, if you have not replaced the supply line yet.
 
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Old 01-26-04, 11:40 AM
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The old supply line was affixed permanently to the shut off valve so I ended up replacing the shut off valve, supply line and ballcok. This seems to have fixed things except now I have a small drip in the shut off valve on the connection from the pipe to the valve (compressor connection). Maybe I should just tighten it more although I think the instructions warned against over tightening.
 
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Shut water back off, back off nut and remove valve.


Then take a small amount of teflon thread sealant and apply a minimal amount on the front side of brass ferrule on copper pipe.


This is the point of contact where water can leak; doping the threads on compression valves is not where the source of water is.
 
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