Brand new and leaking

Niles

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Our ball valve on our old 310 broke in half, so we just bit the bullet and ordered a new 310 toilet. Now when you flush the foot pedal has water run out of it, did I get one with a bad valve? Not sure what else it could be. And on another note, has anyone replaced the foam seal with a wax seal, any problems? It just seems to make sense to me to use a wax seal. Thanks
 

wdk450

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Here is a video on replacing the water valve:
Maybe the 2 water valve retaining screws were missing from your toilet, as they were on the toilet in the video, also making it leak.

I am guessing that a foam base seal might be better in an RV because the bouncing going down the road would compress parts of the wax type seal PERMANENTLY, setting up channels for waste leaks; where the foam gasket would apply steady springy pressure to maintain the seal after and during road bumps.
 

Niles

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Thanks for the reply, yes I did replace the foot valve, 20 min job, it does seem to take care of both issues. As for the wax ring if your toilet is bolted down tight how is it going to bounce? It is a concern that they don't do a better job of Quaility control.broken toilet .jpg
 

LBR

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Ours developed a cracked floor flange around 1 of the bolt heads. Emptied/flushed the tank, removed commode, and decided to use a metal repair flange and rubber seal.

The repair flange is pretty stout metal for the repair but I wanted to mount the commode base on something light and bulletproof to eliminate the base from ever rocking on the flexing wood floor with soft linoleum overlay.

After the toss-up between aluminum or UHMW, I chose the latter. I had a 12"x12" tile of 1/4" UHMW, templated the commode base then added 1" more overall larger, and cut. Cut the inside out for flange and rubber seal, then mounted everything back together.

Now all that's visually different is commode has a 1" black ring around it's entire base and is 1/4" higher....no way it will become a side-rocker again with metal flange and entire base that is bulletproof.
 

Niles

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Sounds like you did make it bulletproof, if I see anymore leakage may have to do the same. Ours has never really rocked, but never been happy with a piece of foam for seal. How long ago did you , LBR, do your repair?
 

LBR

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Sounds like you did make it bulletproof, if I see anymore leakage may have to do the same. Ours has never really rocked, but never been happy with a piece of foam for seal. How long ago did you , LBR, do your repair?
Couple of years ago...Home Depot has you covered for supplies....
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wdk450

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I'm pretty sure the Fluidmaster seal was my choice of a premium base seal when I replaced my toilet a few years ago.
 
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