new installation - leak from vent

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by pah22, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. pah22

    pah22 New Member

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    I'm trying to install an American Standard cadet. After hooking everything up and turning on the water, the tank fills up fine. Then, when I flush, water comes pouring out the little vent hole on the back of the bowl. I can't figure it out.

    Thanks.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    A little hole on the back of the bowl, about six inches high that leaks?

    Bad bowl.
  3. pah22

    pah22 New Member

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    That's it. Thanks for the quick reply. I'll take it back.

    Out of curiousity, does it mean that there's a crack? Manufacturing flaw?
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I would think flaw.

    I've seen the hole before, but no water ever came out of it.

    If water wasn't coming out to let you know, it would have been an air leak, allowing smells into the room.
    At least you know to change it.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Bad bowl, but not unusual if it came from HD, Lowes, or similar.
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