Re: Toilet Tank-Bowl Leak
Posted by Terry Love on December 11, 1999 at 16:56:01:
In response to Re: Toilet Tank-Bowl Leak
: My Kohler toilet (1959 model) began leaking between the tank and bowl only when flushed.
: The spud nut was loose so I tightened it by hand, then re-installed the tank with the old gasket.
: The leak continued.
: I purchased a new spud gasket and installed it with the spud nut tightened by hand again.
: Leak continued. I was able to tighten the nut a little more makeshift tool, but leak continues.
: Should I buy a spud wrench to get the spud nut as tight as possible or should I apply some
: grease or other sealant to the spud gasket to make it seal? Is it possible to put the spud nut on
: before the gasket, or does a gasket recessed to fit over the nut exist?

Don,
The spud nut should be tight. A set of pliers should do it.
If you have installed new gaskets for both the overflow tube and the connection between tank and bowl, you can try adding silicone sealant on the gasket. I don't like doing it that way, but sometimes it works. Terry



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