new toilet. tank bolts started leaking?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by 42flathead, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. 42flathead

    42flathead New Member

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    Noticed water leaking from toilet tank bolts.Installed toilet last fall and had no problem at all until now? I have the metal washer on top of the rubber washer inside tank. Should I remove the metal washer from the top of the rubber washer and just have the head of the bolt in contact with the rubber washer for a better seal?
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; I have the metal washer on top of the rubber washer inside tank.

    In that case it has ALWAYS leaked, you just noticed it now. Yes, remove the metal washer and put it UNDER the tank.
     
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