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Bill Shreeves

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Toilet bowl leak between bowl and bronze base
« on: June 11, 2019, 08:15:56 PM »

I installed a new bowl on my Groco HF-B last year along with a new Groco mfg gasket.  It started leaking last weekend and tightening the bolts doesn't seem to be resolving it.  I am being very cautious about the amount of torque and trying to keep it generally uniform around the bowl to avoid cracking the ceramic base.  i didn't use any gasket sealer last year but, I'm wondering now if maybe I should have.  No leaks last season except for an adjustment after initial installation.  Thought I'd ask the forum before installing the new gasket.
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Re: Toilet bowl leak between bowl and bronze base
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 09:00:46 PM »

Bill

Cornfuzed - R U saying when you teplacrdvthe bowl, you did or did not replace the gasket?
I haven’t and no problems but it wouldn’t hurt a thing to use some non hardening permatex.
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Re: Toilet bowl leak between bowl and bronze base
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:59:18 AM »

Bill

Cornfuzed - R U saying when you teplacrdvthe bowl, you did or did not replace the gasket?
I haven’t and no problems but it wouldn’t hurt a thing to use some non hardening permatex.

I installed a new gasket when I replaced the bowl.

Thanks for your thoughts Ken.
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