Bolts holding tank to toilet bowl appear to be leaking


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Old 06-21-16, 04:06 PM
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Bolts holding tank to toilet bowl appear to be leaking

It is kind of hard to see in these pictures, but I've noticed there is a slow drip coming from the very tip of the threaded part of this bolt that holds the top tank to the bottom bowl/seat. You can barely see the water drop forming in this picture. Any suggestions? How can I replace these bolts/seals? Thanks!

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Old 06-21-16, 04:33 PM
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Go to Lowes or HD and look up toilet repair kits. Has all the parts you need.
 
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Old 06-21-16, 07:26 PM
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The repair with the complete kit is very easy to accomplish. The hardest part is removing the old bolts. You may need a new tank to bowl gasket too. So be sure to remove the tank and check it out. They area also available for replacement at the box stores.

Sometimes you can slip a single blade type hacksaw between the tank and the bowl and cut the bolts. Other times you can hold the bolt in the tank and snap the bolt off underneath.
 
 

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