Toilet Flush tank leaking

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Old 01-20-18, 10:10 PM
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Toilet Flush tank leaking

I was out of home for 3 weeks and on return found a mess. Don't know if it happened due to extreme cold in the area (Boston)

The toilet flush tank is leaking from outside -- where the flush sits on toilet, every time I am flushing . This is flooding the floor Right now, I have shut down the toilet tank and using buckets to pour water

Any fix short of replacing the flush tank ?
 
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Old 01-20-18, 10:15 PM
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Might be as simple as replacing the tank bolts and their grommets. Might as well replace the tank seal too while you're at it.

It kind of looks like the tank is twisted back on the left side like someone pushed back on it. Might have busted that left grommet loose... can't tell.

Also unless that's some weird fill valve I haven't see before, the water isn't going into your fill tube with it hanging in the tank like that. It's usually supposed to be clipped to the top of the fill tube, spraying water down that pipe.

If i have the right model, see this video. https://youtu.be/ku6stgoQv6U
 
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Old 01-20-18, 10:37 PM
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Don’t waste your money fixing that antique. Spend a few more dollars and purchase a new toilet. It will give you piece of mind for many years.
 
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Lets see...likely fixing it by replacing a few washers and bolt and a rubber seal for maybe $10 vs completely replacing the entire toilet for hundreds and possibly having issues with the flange or piping. Minimal amount of work vs possibly hours and then calling a plumber if you get in over your head.

Hmmm, tough decision.

It already has a dual flush valve on it so if it's functioning and you are using it correctly, you're already saving water. https://www.danco.com/product/hydror...erter-hyr271t/

You'll need some very basic tools to try to affect repairs, but parts will be readily available.

I vote for a repair attempt.

Any cracks in the tank and all bets are off, but your description doesn't indicate those.
 
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Old 01-21-18, 05:09 AM
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All good answers. Thanks!

I plan to replace it this summer when I renovate the bathroom including replacing floor tiles

As for repairing, any step by step guide. Sorry, newbie in plumbing...
 
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Old 01-21-18, 06:20 AM
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Replacing or fixing fairly simple if everything goes right. which do you want to do? Replacing tank seal usually means taking toilet out. Replacing flush valve is done in place.
 
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Can you point to a video or step by step instructions for replacing the valve ?
 
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Old 01-21-18, 11:31 AM
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Instructions in package, very easy. 10 to 15 minutes. Hardest part is getting water out of bowl. I used a wet dry vacuum. Before you start be sure the shut off valve on wall works.
 
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Pugsl...you said "Replacing tank seal usually means taking toilet out.". Why is that? I've never had to remove the bowl to simply replace the tank seal "doughnut", it fits right around the lower part of the flush valve between the tank and bowl. Turn off water, disconnect hose, remove 2-3 bolts, tank lifts right off...yes?

Krishmunn...just do a google search for "replacing two piece toilet tank seal" or "How to replace the tank to bowl gasket". Literally hundreds of hits will pop up...choose one. You can even get specific and say "American Standard tank to bowl gasket".
 

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Been years since I did mine but had to cut bolts from tank to bowl.
 
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Old 01-21-18, 05:03 PM
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Thanks ... Got it. removed the tank.

The biggest challenge now is getting the right gasket. It has a hexagonal cut out -- did not get in Lowes -- checking American Standards website.
 
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I think HD has specific gaskets or kits for AS. May have to order, but they normally are pretty quick. Any plumbing supply house should have them as well.

And just so you know...it's actually called a "spud" gasket. Though tank to bowl gasket gets the point across.
 
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This is probably the right one.

https://www.americanstandard-us.com/...ling-kit-15933
 
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