Plumbers putty between tank and bowl

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Blank, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Blank

    Blank New Member

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    I suppose that this is a common problem, but while replacing a new overflow/flapper device in my toilet, and replacing the tank, one of the bolts which holds the tank on is seeping. This in itself is not too much of a concern, since the leak is not that great, but I was wondering, when I took the tank off of the bowl I noticed what looked like plumbers putty used as a sort of gasket (not sure if this is the correct term). I imagine that this is to keep the tank from rocking, but is this necassary, or just something that the contractor did to keep it quiet? I don't see it being related to my leak problem but I'm not really sure. With a gap, due to the putty, between the tank and the bowl I am afraid to tighten the bolts too tight.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    PLUMBERS PUTTY?
    No. Just don't do it.

    There should be no plumbers putty between the tank and bowl.

    Rubber washers or seals should be used.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2006
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