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Old 07-09-2004, 04:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Safari Tim
...Has anyone pulled out the collar from the tank? Would you seal this with just teflon tape on the collar threads?
My collar was sealed with what appeared to be reqular pipe dope.

IMO, whatever you use, as long as it puts up a mild fight to reinstall, you will be fine.


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Old 07-09-2004, 04:36 PM   #16
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I had two problems, water leaking from the bottom of the toilet/top of tank onto floor and the toilet would not hold water - that is the water would not stay in bowl. So I replaced the guts and rubber seal and all is well! I did have water - ah blue stuff - dripping from the belly pan - that was leaky valves - replaced those too.


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Old 07-09-2004, 05:36 PM   #17
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Has anyone pulled out the collar from the tank? Would you seal this with just teflon tape on the collar threads?
Seal it with plumbers grease. Comes in a little tin like lip balm.
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Old 07-09-2004, 10:13 PM   #18
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Your black tank sits on top of the floor.
If the rubber ring on the bottom of your toilet is leaking, or not seated properly, then water, or "stuff" like you called it, will leak down, in between the plywood that is on top of the tank, and the plastic cover that the toilet sits on. Some water will run over the plywood, but most of it will run over the tank, down the sides, on the floor and through the hole in the floor where the dump valve lives. Now your water will drip out of the belly pan, after soaking your tank covering, floor and insulation.
FIX THIS SOON! I bet it's either the rubber seal on top of the flange, or you've got a cracked tank connection at the top. I suggest youtake the toilet out once again, and remove the unscrew the tank flange. Inspect everything. It's not only a nuisance, but also a health hazard and it will definiely rot your floor, if it hasn't done so already.
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Old 07-09-2004, 10:55 PM   #19
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Gee thanks... I was just getting to like you

Problem is I know your right

Actually, I just thought of this.

Like I mentioned earlier, the wood appears to be good because all of the screws in the metal toilet flange were very tight. About three were a little loose and I was able to tighten them quite well. So that is good news.

If the leak that I saw out of the belly pan during the over fill of the tank can come from the rubber toilet seal, I may have fixed it already.

The two nuts holding the toilet down were not tight at all. I loosed and removed them with just my fingers. Also the toilet was able to rock side by side.

After I removed it and inspected everything, sprayed the seal with silicone spray, I tightened the nuts good with a wrench.

Now the toilet is secure. So, that itself would probably fix that seal.

The way I see it, as long as I've convinced myself it should be ok

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