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Old 06-11-2016, 06:28 PM   #1
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Help! Toilet leak...trip Monday!

I encountered a broken plastic fitting on the back of the new toilet. Slight crack that spews water under pressure. Tried wrapping it up with Teflon and black tape to no avail. Temporary solution is folded rag draped over with pan underneath. That will let us at least get by. Does anyone know what it looks like if I remove that piece? The current piece feeds the toilet and the sprayer. I really don't need the sprayer if I could directly connect the water to the toilet behind that piece. Any ideas?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-11-2016, 07:13 PM   #2
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Darn plastic fittings! Maybe the reducer installed in the molded toilet inlet put too much pressure on it and it cracked.

I had a polybutyl tee crack on me in my 86. It is the pressure line from the 12v pump. I do not know what cracked it. The line runs under the floor. I had very limited room to work, and no chance to replace it before our trip. The repair will involve removing the fresh water tank to gain access to the plumbing lines running above the tank. Then replace with PEX.

So I lightly sanded the tee with sandpaper, cleaned it up with alcohol, and then mixed a little two part epoxy. Using my nitrile gloved fingers, I "rubbed" the epoxy into the crack.

The next morning no leak! Yea! That repair is still holding one year later and after two trips. The line is only pressurized when the 12v pump is running. We more often than not have city water hook ups.

It is worth a shot in my view. It's no good cracked, and getting a replacement can be done when you return.

Nice looking old Bambi by the way.

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Old 06-11-2016, 07:39 PM   #3
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My temporary solution would be to smear the crack with Goop brand adhesive.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:08 PM   #4
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toilet leak temporary fix

What if you use a M.I.P.- Barb connector to tie your sprayer directly to the water line. You will not have water connected to the foot pedal so just use the sprayer each time to rinse. This should work for this trip until your able to obtain the part to fix it.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:03 PM   #5
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David, thanks for the compliment. And yup, I don't like plastic connectors. The leak looks to be in the seam of the piece (if that's possible--might just be a long crack only leaking in one spot.

Thanks for the other ideas. The epoxy idea crossed my mind, but the water comes from the water hookup, so there's quite a bit of pressure. Might try that before heading out though. Can't hurt.

I keep myself "prepared" for repairs on such an old rig because, after all, it's no spring chicken! But having purchased a brand-new toilet I was hoping to not have to worry about IT for a long time! LOL

Has anyone ever taken that piece off to know what it looks like Inside?
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:45 AM   #6
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After coming inside and having time to research it, it appears my winterizing efforts may have been subpar. Bad news: it's a busted water valve. Good news: I'm not the only one to have had this issue. Looks like a $30 fix that requires very little effort to replace. I guess that's where the engineers decided they could make the company a little money. 😳🤓
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Toilet Leak

I know that you winterized your water exits with antifreeze and blew out the lines. If not you should. Water stays in the flush valve and can cause cracks the the lines. I have lost the flush valve twice. This may not be related since I have a Thetford and all lines are visible inside. I also replace the wax ring just in case.
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Sounds like you diagnosed the cause of the leaking, and have a repair plan in mind. It wasn't tapered thread pressure splitting the plastic as I figured from the photo. It was expanding ice that can split copper pipe.

Hopefully you can get it repair before your trip.

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