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Old 06-06-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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Anyone that can offer help. We need help...we discovered a toilet leak.
Any suggestions? We are starting with removing the toilet.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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Aria, what brand of toilet and where does it seem to leak from? I had a leak in my Sealand from the water valve ~ winterizing issue. An easy DIY part replacement fixed the problem.
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Fresh water leak or sewage?
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:00 AM   #4
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If it's fresh water, there are three top sources:

1. Frozen inlet valve. This sucker is very fragile and susceptible to freezing. Cost is ~$37 to replace.

2. Deteriorated vacuum breaker, which is a small plastic rectangular box toward the top of the toilet--the line from the valve goes there, then from there the flow goes to the bowl. There is a small float valve that has sealing material that deteriorates. This only leaks while water is flowing and if you do really short flushes you might not notice it.

3. The internal plumbing is plastic hoses held with spring clamps. These get old and loose, so almost any connection can start to leak.

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Old 06-07-2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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Thank you. Zeppelinum, I am printing a copy of your answer and giving to my husband. He decided NOT to remove the toilet. He purchased a special $1.99 mirror to be able to SEE the connection etc.

He is working on it today. He thinks it may be a small line crack in the plastic? Or the gasket...looks bad.

Thanks again. Will have a better report later. Regards Aris
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Fyrzowt, It is Fresh Water Leak. Thanks Aria
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Sugarfoot, I am at work. Will check the Brand. Thanks Aria
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:17 PM   #8
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Zep, Sugarfoot, Fyrowt, Got some answers: Yes it is fresh water. Toilet make Mansfield Sanitary, Perrysville, Ohio Model 91C Serial # 612240.

The rubber gasket that goes from bottom of toilet - to flange is rotted. Could I use a wax seal? I called Vintage Trailer Supply, and Inland...they do not have the rubber gasket.

What do we do? Thanks Aria
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Aria, is it possible your model is a 910? At any rate, try Mark's RV. We've had good luck getting parts from them.
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Mel, Thanks. It could be Model #910 Serial # 612240 . I will check Mark's RV. Thanks again. Aria
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... The rubber gasket that goes from bottom of toilet - to flange is rotted. Could I use a wax seal? ...
A wax seal will not work for long with the vibration an RV experiences.

Out of curiosity, why do you want to replace it? If I read your previous posts correctly, the toilet has not been removed, and no odors are present. So gasket replacement does not appear to be mandatory. Just because it looks bad (with the toilet installed) does not necessarily mean trouble is imminent.

The easiest way to obtain a replacement gasket is to take the old one to ANY place that sells RV parts and let the counterman match it to what's on the shelf in the back room.

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ok..another question..Does the metal flange screw into top or tank or press fit?
We could see that the leak was around the gasget area.

Thanks. The wax not working.
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ok..another question..Does the metal flange screw into top or tank or press fit?
We could see that the leak was around the gasget area.

Thanks. The wax not working.
Metal flange? Mine has a PVC tube extension about 3" diameter. Typically, trailers don't use wax. There should be a foam ring gasket with every toilet kit. The toilet is held down with the same toggle ("T") bolts that a house toilet uses, except they are longer and closer to the flow path.

I'm no fan of the foam ring, but it seems to work.

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