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Old 11-04-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
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water leaking around toilet

Noticed some water (clear looking) leaking out from around the base of the toilet at the floor.

I ordered a seal, pulled the toilet off the floor and replaced the seal. I also checked and tightened all bolts and screws where I found anything not already tight.

Reinstalled the toilet and the next day saw again, a slight line of clear water at the front of the toilet base. I had just winterized the coach and the pump was now off. Just a bit, not a stream or any running water, and the water was not pink like winterizing antifreeze.

Coach is in storage now. I'm wondering if the problem is in the supply area rather than the base seal but again it was clear not pink.

As a bit of history, on the last trip out, as I was breaking camp, I hooked up the holding tank flush line and filled the holding tank to 2/3s to be sure I had a clean dump and plenty of water to drain the tank since it was a quick two day stay.

Another possibility is that in filling the tank through the flush connection I might have back splashed rinse water up which leaked a bit between the seal and flooring. Don't know if that is possible but it does appear to me the toilet is sealed for water in the bowl dropping down through the bottom of the toilet, and maybe not intended to have water pushed up from the tank.

I did not overfill the holding tank; I watched the process carefully and only filled it to 2/3.

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Old 11-04-2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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Could it be your flush valve? Those things are flimsy, I had one break on my last trip. The valve returns via a high tension spring pushing on a threaded plastic cap, not a good design. Fortunately you can find a replacement just about anywhere and it only takes a couple of minutes to swap out.

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Old 11-04-2014, 08:59 AM   #3
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:46 PM   #4
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It won't be the wax gasket. I would think it's either condensation or you might have a small split in your supply hose.
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