Leak Only When Flushing


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Old 12-15-07, 07:59 AM
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Leak Only When Flushing

In our second bathroom (which is hardly ever used) I noticed that the toilet tank seems to leak when the toilet is flushed. It appears that the water is coming from somewhere underneath the tank, but not at the floor. This is only when flushing.

Any ideas what it could be, and how to go about fixing it?
 
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Old 12-15-07, 08:34 AM
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Hi Roman,

Sounds like your tank to bowl gasket is shot. First thing is get a repair kit, pull the tank and replace the guts while its off. Note how many bolts hold the tank to the bowl before ya go. It might behoove you to take the old tank to bowl gasket with you so you get the right thickness. Don't over tighten the bolts when re-installing.


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Hi Vic,

Are the tank to bowl gasket and spud washer the same thing?
 
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Hi. Before you replace the gasket remove the lid off the tank and flush. You want to see that there is no spray, it could leak down the back of the tank then drip on the floor.
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Old 12-15-07, 08:44 PM
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hey Roman
Yep, same thing. And also, Wood had a good point, and check to make sure the water level is matching the "waterline" mark, normally shown on the inside back wall of the tank. You could also have a cracked "flush valve" somewhere in the lower portion of the threads....but one thing at a time. I still think your gasket is prob bad.
 
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Right on, guys. I'll check for spray first, then the spud. Too lazy right now, so I'll check in the morning
 
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Replaced the spud and we're good to go. Thanks!
 
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Good Job!!



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