Sorry for the simple question, but when you buy a toilet tank in Home
does the tank have the fill valve and flush valve already in place or
does the installer have to put them in?
The reason I'm asking is that last Monday I had a plumber (actually 2
newbie-looking guys came) install a new Kohler Wellworth toilet that I
got at HD but I didn't open the boxes before to see if the tank
components were pre-installed. The problem is that now the tank leaks
to the bowl, about 3-4 gallons a day. I looked inside the tank and the
arrangement of components seems odd to me (e.g. the vertical rod on the
Fluidmaster-type fill valve is rubbing against the horizontal rod of
the flush handle). I was wondering if maybe the plumber put these
components in, if he didn't tighten them enough or if the fill valve
should be facing the flush valve instead of facing front.
I also noticed that one of the guys connected the tank to the bowl on
the carpet in the bedroom outside the bathroom, while the other guy was
removing the old toilet. Then together they carried the new toilet into
the bathroom. The Kohler install instructions say to install the bowl
first and then the tank. Does this make a big difference in the
tightness of the tank/bowl connection?
I called Kohler and they said to tighten the nuts on the tank. I'm not
that handy, so should I call the plumber back to tighten them?