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Old 04-23-2007, 03:34 PM   #15
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SILICONE However a light coating of silicone GREASE might not be out of order to help keep things "moving" the way they should

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Now, that's a horse of a different color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...........and a totally different material
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:00 PM   #16
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Wax Ring?

I recently overlaid the vinyl floor in our 2000, 30' Excella. Had a problem loosening the toilet flange to raise it to the heighth of the laminate floor (about 3/8"). So, I had to make a new (thicker). I bought 2 new rubber toilet gaskets from my local dealer. Cemented them together on the flat side( Gorilla Glue). I then had a double thick rubber gasket with a taper on both sides.
I simply cut the taper off of one side so it was square, and put that side towards the toilet. I used silicone grease on the inside and on the mating surfaces. I did the "flood test", as described by the Thetford installation instructions, it held water for 24 hours.
I worked for me..

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:04 PM   #17
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thanks

Well now I have several options to try, including the fact that it may not be a leak caused by the flush. Hmmm.
Think I might try the silicone grease next.
Thanks to all who shared ideas.

We bought this unit as a fixer-upper as it had been sitting for several years.
We almost passed it up as my wife was diagnosed with cancer about the same time. We had not been campers before but we decided not to let that stop us, so bought it anyway. We have everything functional now (including the leak!) and are able to make at least a camping trip per month. We still have a ways to go to get it completely done. My wife has been through a dozen surgeries, chemo and radiation, and is now cancer free thanks to the grace of God. I think that makes our camping trips even that much more enjoyable.

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Old 04-23-2007, 10:00 PM   #18
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Preparing to pull our commode as well. It was loose and the gasket non- existant.
Glad to hear your wife is doing well...hey, airstreaming is good medicine!
Keep us up to date on the commode leak.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:17 AM   #19
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Now, that's a horse of a different color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...........and a totally different material
So I got on-line and looked up the instructions - it does say glazing compound. I would swear that the universal adaptor kit instructions said silicone sealer. But then my memory isn't what it used to be, and was never great.
So - now that I have "contaminated" my toilet with silicone (somehow that just doesn't sound right) how bad is it? Just wait for it to leak or what??
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So I got on-line and looked up the instructions - it does say glazing compound. I would swear that the universal adaptor kit instructions said silicone sealer. But then my memory isn't what it used to be, and was never great.
So - now that I have "contaminated" my toilet with silicone (somehow that just doesn't sound right) how bad is it? Just wait for it to leak or what??
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You probably won't have to wait too long! I would get a new bottom seal and go ahead and replace it now. gop it up all you want with that greasey kid stuff!!

Like the old guy says in that movie says: "ya can pays me now or ya can pays me later"

I replace toilet seals on a regular basis, and I have not had one call back yet for either the bottom seals or the top seal from the ball or slide. In fact, in any Thetford seal replacement kit, they ALWAYS include a new bottom seal.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:02 PM   #21
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Go with the Lewsters suggestion and try reversing the rubber gasket. I know from experience that you can put it on wrong. When I put the new Thetford toilet in my 63GT I had a leak at the base, reversed the gasket and problem solved. The illustration in the instuctions made the proper gasket installation a guess.
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