Kohler Highline pressure assist install

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  1. johnfin

    johnfin New Member

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    well my powerflush kohler went well. 1 hr for the job. Seal was easy. Only issue was the plastic inlet on the tank was slightly damaged. I sanded it so the id was smooth and its drip free now. Could not find original hard pipe so i went braided.
    I also noticed my stop is 5/8 compressing. Cant find any local store with one.
     

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  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    It's called 1/2 inch nominal compression. That is 5/8 OD.

    If the pipe is in good shape, you could consider one of the the 1/2 inch 3/8 out SharkBite stop valves
     
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  4. johnfin

    johnfin New Member

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    Terry was talking about the caulking to the floor code and leaving a space open. Is that a uniform or international code. The florida code says:
    405.5Water-tight joints.
    Joints formed where fixtures come in contact with walls or floors shall be sealed
     
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The toilet wax ring seals the toilet from the waste system to the floor...sealing around the outer front 3/4 or so of the toilet helps with sanitation (stuff getting caught underneath) and to help hold the toilet from moving, which will damage the wax seal. I suppose you could interpret that rule that the whole toilet needed to be sealed, and functionally, it won't hurt, but makes discovering a leak down the line much harder before some damage could occur. Wax rings are pretty reliable, but aggressive plunging can cause a blowout.
     
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