Proper Tank to Bowl Gasket on old Toilet

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Nicholas440, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Nicholas440

    Nicholas440 New Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    Mentor Ohio
    Hello everyone,
    I have an old toilet from the 1960 era, and the tag in the tank says Sears Roebuck and shows a diagram of the Tilt Flusher and how to adjust it. My problem is a bolt on one side that holds the tank to bowl is dripping occasionally, and I think from what I searched that this toilet was made by Universal Rundle ? Im not sure, but it's a 2 bolt tank. My question is could the bolt be leaking due to a worn rubber washer under it in the tank, or could it be the gasket between tank and bowl? Only one bolt drips, so I looked up how to pick the right size tank to bowl gasket, and it said to go into the tank and measure the opening of the flush tube, and I measure about 2 1/8 inches diameter. The youtube video said there are 2 inch and 3 inch gaskets, if it's a 2 inch or so hole buy a 2 inch gasket. So I got a 2 inch kit from Ace Hardware, I believe it's a Fluidmaster, but I have not put it on yet because I've seen that there are some " Odd" toilets out there with non standard gaskets? Can someone tell me if this is a Universal Rundle and if so would a basic 2 inch rubber gasket fit between tank and bowl? I also bought new brass bolts. I've replaced all the inside components many years ago and I think at that time I ordered a Tilt Flusher valve from Sears and I did put it in but thats been about 20 years. The bolts appear to be in great shape and I've not bothered them yet. I had to put off repairing it because I've had open heart surgery about 6 months ago but I'm good to go now and I dont think the tank is that heavy if I remember from removing it many years ago. Thank you all in advance, we plan on replacing the toilet sometime this year with a more economical one but this one works so well I felt it's worth fixing it up.
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