Re: Briggs Toilets
Posted by Joe B. Davis on July 12, 2001 at 13:18:45:
In response to Re: Briggs Toilets
I also cracked the tank on my Briggs toilet by overtightening. 3M 4200 Fast Cure Marine Adhesive/Sealant, applied carefully but liberally to the INSIDE of the DRY tank, seems to have done it for me. Use a new tank-to-bowl gasket when reinstalling the tank. (You can get a set with gasket and all the following parts, except for two additional rubber washers.) When replacing the tank, be sure to use the following bolt arrangement for the bolts between the tank and the toilet bowl on each side:
1. Brass bolt inside
2. Rubber washer inside
3. Rubber washer outside
4. Stainless washer outside
5. Brass nut outside. Do NOT overtighten.
6. Bolts through toilet.
7. Rubber washer under toilet.
8. Stainless washer under toilet.
9. Thumbscrew tightened only enough to secure and
level tank.

: : Terry:
: check with HOME DEPOT< they have briggs 1.6 gpf toilets on clearance for $30 total, tank and bowl.
: : A bolt in the tank of my Briggs toilet rusted out and water was leaking from the tank. Went to the local hardware store and got replacement bolts and replaced them. But the tank still leaked. The gasket was in good shape. In trying to stop the leak I tightened too much and cracked the tank.

: : Can I buy a replacement tank or do I have to buy a whole new toilet?

: : Thanks.

: : Bob from NJ.

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