Seemed simple when my friend started, but get conflicting instructions
on how to bolt the toilet tank to toilet bowl.
to put a bolt with only a rubber washer on it through the tank and
below the bowl flange use washers and nuts. That doesn't seem right.
The instructions on the Kenny brand Plumb-Pak, which contained only
bolts, washers, and nuts for this purpose says to put first a metal
washer, then a rubber washer on the bolt, put the bolt through the
tank and use the included hex nut underneath the tank. Then below the
toilet bowl flange, the included rubber washer, the metal one, and the
wingnut. This means tightening the hex nut directly against the
ceramic tank, which sounds like a bad idea to me.
So together, my friend and I found two more rubber washers and two
more metal ones and put them under the nuts directly below the tank
(and above the bowl) and did the rest the way the Plumb-Pak-age said.
What do y'all think?