How to Replace the Tank-to-Bowl Kit

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The tank to bowl kit can break down, causing leaks. Repair the tank to bowl kit with the help of this free video presented by a professional and experienced plumber.

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I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing in Murray, Utah. Today, we're going to show you how and when to replace the tank-to-bowl kit. Different things that you can, different ways to find out if you need to replace your tank-to-bowl kit, if you get any water leaking between the tank and the bowl. That's the biggest indication. A lot of times people think their wax is leaking. It's actually the tank-to-bowl kit, the gasket in between the tank and bowl deteriorates, breaks down, starts to leak. It can also be a gasket on one of your bolts that's causing that leak. When you remove one bolt, you need to remove the second one, replace both gaskets and the tank-to-bowl gasket all at the same time. For this video we've already shown, I've already removed the locknuts, and the nuts are underneath the tank, one on each side. Some toilets may have a third locknut, remove the locknuts, remove the tank, find a safe position to lay it down, remove old gasket, remove the two bolts. Now you're ready to reinstall your tank-to-bolt kit. The gasket has a recessed side that slips over the nut. You have a bolt that goes, two bolts, sometimes three. Put your bolts back down through the hole, new bolts with the new gaskets. The tank is now ready to go back into place. Carefully set it in place, take your locknut. Now when you're installing the nut and washers to put the tank back on, you want to make sure that your nuts are tightened evenly. Repeat to both sides until your tank has no more wobble in it. Now we've just showed you how to install a tank-to-bolt kit. Remember, first turn the water off, flush the toilet and then you can start your procedure. I'm Terry for Towers Murray Plumbing, Murray Utah.

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