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Old 08-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Seeping toilet seal

lately my toilet has started seeping out just a tad of liquid on the right side at the floor. i have just used a wad of paper towels to catch it. only does it after several flushes. unit is a 2010 sunseeker 3100ss. i have tried to tighten down the 2 screws and 2 nuts on the base. 3 seem very tight but the right front nut doesnt seem to tighten. i think the screw that comes up from the floor is turning with the nut thus not getting tight. not much room there to work with. i am going to try holding the top of the screw while i somehow get pliers on the nut. anyone have a better thought? thanks
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Pull the toilet and find out the exact cause of the leak. You might have to replace the donut.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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lately my toilet has started seeping out just a tad of liquid on the right side at the floor. i have just used a wad of paper towels to catch it. only does it after several flushes. unit is a 2010 sunseeker 3100ss. i have tried to tighten down the 2 screws and 2 nuts on the base. 3 seem very tight but the right front nut doesnt seem to tighten. i think the screw that comes up from the floor is turning with the nut thus not getting tight. not much room there to work with. i am going to try holding the top of the screw while i somehow get pliers on the nut. anyone have a better thought? thanks
You will need to remove it to replace the floor seal.

Repairing a Thetford Aqua Magic V

Has the procedure and the parts you need. While it is off it would be a great time to add the shutoff valve and the hand wand if you want it. (highly DW recommended)
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thanx for the ideas but am on the road til mid sept. guess i will just change paper towels once a day til i get home. am wondering however, since this is a 2010 rig, would the repair be covered under any warranty?
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thanx for the ideas but am on the road til mid sept. guess i will just change paper towels once a day til i get home. am wondering however, since this is a 2010 rig, would the repair be covered under any warranty?
If you have an extended warranty, maybe.
Seals are not covered in automobile warranties so maybe not.

The toilet seal is cheap (about 2 bucks) and there are just two bolts and a hand tight water connection to undo.
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dw has asked if it might be possible to caulk around the base of the hopper with silicone or white caulk as a stop gap measure til we get home? would that work?
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dw has asked if it might be possible to caulk around the base of the hopper with silicone or white caulk as a stop gap measure til we get home? would that work?
In my opinion, no. The issue is the water has to go somewhere. It will build up behind the sealant and soak into the wood floor. Better for it to come out and be sopped up.

In addition, "There is nothing so permanent as that which is temporary."

Once you caulk it it will be "out of mind" and you will next remember you had to fix the lower seal when the toilet falls through the rotten floor into the basement.
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I would be changing the seal as soon as possible. If you could afford the day stay I would be changing it before I got home. Is is leaking at the base, you are mopping up the water with paper towel. My question is how much water is getting into the floor under the toilet. As Herk has stated the floor can start to rot.
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