Why Is my newly replaced toliet tank still leaking at the place where it's bolted to the bowl?
Topic: Why Is my newly replaced toliet tank still leaking at the place where it's bolted to the bowl?
July 20, 2019 / By Shayne Question:
I know it's probably the seal, but why isn't the other side leaking? I bought a new set of hardware and seals and put them on both sides and one side is leaking pretty bad. are those bolt sets universal?
Best Answers: Why Is my newly replaced toliet tank still leaking at the place where it's bolted to the bowl?
Patsy | 5 days ago
If you used a bolt set that has a washer and nut that goes on the underside of the tank before you bolt it to the bowl, there may not be enough room for the spud washer to compress properly. The spud washer is the foam rubber seal between tank and bowl. If there is very little space between the bowl and underside of the tank this is most likely the problem. Try emptying the tank, removing the nut and washer from the 2 bolts and reinstall without them. The washers and nuts on the underside of the bowl will seal the rubber washers inside the tank without the added washers and bolts.
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Originally Answered: Best and cheapest bowl/tank for 4 goldfish?
your goldies are one inch now, but they can grow over 12 inches..yes, over a foot big..and they are also one of the messiest and heaviest waste producers you can keep in a tank..honestly, if you're looking to spend 15 on a tank, ..well, that might get you a cup. if you go on craigslist you can find a tank with filter and heater and light, thats 10 gallons for 20-30.. but that wont even be enough room for one goldie..however it'd be perfect for a betta (really, even a 5gallon would be perfect for a betta..and that might be a lot more in your price range)
If you are talking about the tank to bowl seal they must be drawn tight and evenly. BUT i you make them too tight they will break the porcelain. do you have the rubber washers on the bolts where they go thru the tank. The seal to the bowl will pretty much act ok because the water merely dumps thru the area. But the bolt washer will leak and run to the floor.
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You probably need to tighten the leaking side up a little more. But be careful not to crack the tank. Or maybe you did already and that's why it's leaking. Or the seal isn't lined up correctly.
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whether it continues to be leaking you ought to replace the wax Johnny ring below the lavatory, you will ought to empty the tank take the bolts off disconnect the water line and clean off the previous Johnny ring actual properly and replace with a clean one, once you place your lavatory back on the recent Johnny ring positioned a splash rigidity on the rim of the lavatory and twist it from area to area a splash then positioned the bolts back on and don't tighten actual tight you do no longer % to crack the lavatory. good success
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Originally Answered: Can i place a female betta in a bowl next to a male bowl?
Please learn how to properly care for bettas before buying another one. Bowls are awful habitats and make for unhealthy fish.
A single betta should have about a five gallon tank with a gentle filter and an aquarium heater. Bettas are tropical fish and their temperature should remain constant between 78F-82F. Temperatures below this range are stressful and lower the immune system which makes them prone to disease.
Housing them within view of one another would be stressful.
*Contrary to popular belief building a bubble nest is instinctual, not a sign of happiness. I have seen bettas on death's door building nests.
I did not ask my parents for permission to buy my pets what they need to be healthy.
Paul- Male and female bettas should not be housed together especially in a bowl.