Absolutely replace it. I would recommend that you shut the water off and empty
it right now. Tonight. If the tank should break, not only will it dump a lot of
water on the floor, but the incoming fill will be running nonstop, flooding your
home. Lots of damage possible.
On Jun 3, 9:10 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This is the correct answer. Our tank (forgive the pun) crapped out at
five am after a night at the bar celebrating my sister's birthday...
whole floor on that level was shot and it was an AMAZING mess. Thank
goodness there was a drain in the laundry room or who knows how much
water would have ended up in the basement (the cutoff valve was shot
too, and kept spewing water).
Fixed a toilet a couple of years ago. The leak was difficult to
detect. Just sitting there full of water the toilet would not leak,
at least to the eye or with paper towels on the floor to locate the
Wiggle the tank slightly and see if the leak is around the tank bolts
and rubber washers. I found the leak by accidentally bumping the tank
during other work. Apparently, the toilet would leak when people used
it and perhaps bumped / flushed the toilet. Just the small movement
caused the tank to leak.
It this occurs, replace the tank bolts.
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