new install cracked tank

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by mrdontfixit, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. mrdontfixit

    mrdontfixit New Member

    Dec 19, 2011
    I just installed a two piece toto drake. I filled the tank
    2 test flushes and a crack appeared on left hand side of the tank.
    If I over tightened I would think the crack would be the bottom tank bolts not the side.
    Am I a dreamer thinking it might be defective? If not I'll man up and buy a replacement and chalk it up to a teaching moment.
    Anyone's thoughts?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    It was more likely dropped at some point.

    If it was over tightening, it would start at the bolt hole.
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  4. Runs with bison

    Runs with bison Member

    Aug 23, 2009
    And while good, Toto Drake tank QC isn't perfect. I got a bad one a few years ago that was somewhat twisted. It wasn't obvious until I tried to put its matching lid on and it rocked. A few measurements later I concluded the tank was somewhat diamond shaped rather than square. The other two tanks I installed, and the replacement were square on. The twisted tank worked fine, no leaks, but I wanted a flush tank lid that didn't rock.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Take it back where you bought it. THEY are the ones who have to decide if it was defective, not YOU or US.
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