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Old 12-18-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Small Puddle

We are finding a small puddle, on the door side only, at the toilet. This has happened three times, and I can't make it happen no matter what I try. No water on the water pipe or valve. I am stumped. If it was the seal at the floor it would leak all the time IMHO.

We have a 2012 27'FB International. Still under warranty, but no dealers close.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Could it be leaking from the overhead bathroom vent?

Another thing to check out is if there is any water "escaping" out the top of the bowl when you flush...it's deigned to swirl around the inner edge of the bowl (under the seat), but it can slosh out if there is sufficient pressure.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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Could it be from the water heater?
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I had the same problem with mine. The toilet valve is designed so that if you push the pedal part way down, water is released to the bowl, but the flapper stays closed. In this particular position, there was a poor seal on the water valve, which released fresh water onto the floor. It wouldnt leak if fully closed or fully open.

I had it fixed under warranty.

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #5
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I had the same dilemma on a Thetford Bravura. It was the seal between the bottom of the bowl neck where it attaches to the mechanism. I found water in the "pockets" of the structural webbing inside and above the pedal hinge area. Water would slowly...very slowly fill the pocket and then after driving, I would find maybe a teaspoon of clear fresh water in front of the toilet.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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I had a toilet that would only leak after the trailer sat for more then a week with the bowl empty, after the first flush the water would leak out onto the floor, from the next flush on no leaks. Took a few times to know it was the toilet leaking since the first couple times there was splashing from the sink while getting air out of the lines.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:00 AM   #7
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We have been flushing fully then slowly adding a little back by pressing the pedal part way. I thought that prevented gas and odors from getting in. Is that wrong?
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #9
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"We have been flushing fully then slowly adding a little back by pressing the pedal part way. I thought that prevented gas and odors from getting in. Is that wrong?"

That is the correct procedure. I do not know what your problem is. No, the seal at the floor will not leak all the time. It is a gravity feed drain and is only exposed to water while flushing. If you do not find a leak anywhere else, then I would try installing or having installed a new gasket on the drain.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #10
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Thanks Bill

If I add the water,after flushing, from a cup and it does not leak that would likely be an internal problem? Valve;seal or other culprit, so I will put up with it until I can get to a dealer. We live there part time only, and will not travel until May. I go by every day to check on it anyway.
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