new install cracked tank

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

  1. mrdontfixit

    mrdontfixit New Member

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    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

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    It was more likely dropped at some point.

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

    Runs with bison Member

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    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.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    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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