Toilet Tank Wobbles Leaks
Toilet tanks are connected to the toilet bowl with nuts bolts and gaskets.
Toilet tank wobbles leaks. Buy leah a cup of coffee. A wobbly or rocking toilet tank can lead to small or even disastrous leaks from the tank x bowl connection due to the gap located between the toilet tank and the wall. While most toilet problems originate in the tank there s one that involves the base of the toilet.
Shut off the toilet supply valve flush the toilet empty the tank this repair involves completely removing the toilet tank. Before you do that it is a good idea to completely empty it. Check carefully for water around the base of the toilet.
A faulty warped or malfunctioning flapper in the toilet tank can cause a slow leak into the toilet bowl. If water is not present you can proceed with the repair. This video shows how to replace the bolts and washers.
While a little condensation is normal in the summer months an actual puddle of water at the base of your toilet indicates a real problem. A tight connection between the tank and bowl of a toilet is essential to keeping water off your floor and keeping the toilet flushing at full strength. It s an affordable one time insurance.
Start the repair by confirming that your toilet is not leaking. A screwdriver adjustable wrench small wire brush sponge white vinegar and rags. Leah demonstrates how to fix a leaking or damaged wax ring on a toilet.
Over time the two bolts that connect the. Leaking toilet tanks can be repaired by changing out the rubber gaskets around the tank bolts and the spud washer which can deteriorate and fail due to hard water and minerals. Once you have determined that the leak is in fact coming from the tank bolts you can go ahead and get a toilet tank bowl kit.
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