Hey folks... my toilet tank is leaking out of one of the boltholes. I
believe that the reason for this is that when it was installed, they
didn't use those rubbery washers that you're supposed to use. I added
them, and it's still leaking (very slow leak).
Ideally, I'd like to get away with not replacing the tank, so I'm
thinking that if I dry it off and use some kind of silicon or
something around the hole, it should seal it up. Any suggestions as to
what product I should use, or alternative ideas? Thanks folk.
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Same thing happenned to me years ago. Dried up the tank and siliconed the
bolts from inside. Leak's gone...
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toilet parts are so inexpensive but when your home in a one-holer the
pressure for fast repair is up full blast.
the pdf at this link gives the perfect proper sequence of the bolts and
their rubber washers, so save it!
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You will have to disassemble it again, be sure everything is 100%
clean and dry. Apply 100% pure silicone to both sides of the rubber
washers, under the bolt heads, etc. Reinstall adn you should be fine.
I have done this. It works
Be sure bolts are tight, but dont over tighten. Silicone is slippery
and the rubbers will expand and slide right out from under the bolt
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