I was taking off my toilet tank per instructions do put in new "guts". While
unscrewing the bolts that hold the tank to the bowl, I broke off a chunk of
porcelain in which the bolt connects to. The break didnt split the hole, just a
piece about two inches all the way around it. Can this be glued back together or
do I have to get a new toilet now???
On Monday, March 31, 2014 10:44:02 PM UTC-4, necountrygrl wrote:
probably not toilets arent that expensive but flods are.....
your far better off to use a sawzall to cut off those bolts.
you could try using silicone bathtub caulk on the broken area, but its really not a good idea
Get a new toilet. I recommend the American Standard Cadet 3 series.
1.28 GPF and the FloWise flush system. Just about impossible to clog. I've
had 2 of the $138 models for a couple of years now and haven't used the
plunger once. I'm not even sure where it is.
You don't have spend extra for the dual flush model. On the single flush
models, if you push the handle down quickly it will dump enough water from
the tank to flush liquids. Hold it down a little longer for a full flush.
On Monday, March 31, 2014 7:44:02 PM UTC-7, necountrygrl wrote:
You can glue it back together by cleaning off the surfaces really
well and using epoxy glue. If you use the fast-cure stuff (5
minutes or less), be sure to mix the epoxy very thoroughly, and
if it's fast-cure epoxy (5 minutes or less), be sure the proportions
of resin and hardener are almost exactly 50/50 or it will never
cure. Slow-cure epoxy (30 minutes or more) give you more leeway
with the proportions, but you still want to mix very thoroughly.
If you still have the broken-off pieces you can use regular epoxy,
but if big chunks of porcelain are gone you'll need epoxy putty.
Also it wouldn't hurt to use really big washers on that bolt, both
inside and outside, and isolate them from the porcelain with rubber
washers (you'll probably have to make your own washers out of a
piece of rubber), to reduce stress. Want to do a really good
repair? Reinforce the cracked areas, inside and out, with pieces
of fiberglass cloth and soak it with epoxy.
Unless this toilet is on the lowest floor, with only dirt underneath
the bathroom floor, as cheap as I am, I'd still buy a new tank or a new
toilet. (and new bolts and nuts to attach the tank to the existing
I don' tthink they stock tanks at big box stores, and using their
catalog seems unreliable -- hard to tell if it's the same or not, if it
fits or not -- but a real plumbing supply store will, if you bring your
tank with you, and the brand and model if it says. andif your toilet
isn't very old or imported or something, likely have a tank that's just
like yours or will fit. Are plumbing supplies stores cheaper or more
expensive than HD, for example? HD has a wide range of toilet tank
Don't get a fancy imported toilet. My brother's wife did and it never
had high enough water and got dirty all the time
(Guys, could I have adjusted that??)
I haven't had to remove a tank yet, and I've wondered if I could get one
off without breaking something.
A that's the bowl only at 133 when she needs the tank.
B there was a whole toilet at only 78 dolllars
Is there any reason not to buy glacier bay? Others by them almost as
In addition grl, if you live in a city the size of Baltimore or more,
ther may well be a store that recycles building supplies, from houses
that are torn down. It's called Second Chance here, but I don't think
that is a chain. A lot of that is fancy features that are 100 years
old but it also includes relatively new (newer than mine) kitchen
appliances, cabinets and bathroom toilets. Also, the group that
fixes up old houses for poor people, that Jimmy Carter, ugh, is
associated with, gets donations of new stuff from buiding supply
companies and I think that includes toilets and they have stores in
various cities, Ft Lauderdale was one, and you don't have to be poor to
shop at the stores.
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