Home Water Savings Tip #452 – Inside – Fix Internal Toilet Leaks

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 452, Fix Internal Toilet Leaks. We have had a couple of these now. While there is no visible leaks on the outside of the toilet or the piping, you can hear the water constantly running when there is an internal toilet leak. Fix it, as there is no way to capture the leaking … [Read more...]

Toto 6.0 Litre Power Flush Toilet Leak Fixed

Toto 6.0L Power Flush Toilet Tank Inside

Yesterday, we wrote how we discovered a leak with our only 2 year old Toto 6.0L One Piece Power Flush Toilet. What was the cause? Well, it would likely be one of three things. 1. When the water level in the toilet tank was up to the refill mark, was water continuing to flow from the fill valve on the left, through the black refill tube and into the flush valve on the right (all as pictured below)? Was the water somehow leaking out of the fill valve? Well, when there was water in the … [Read more...]

Toto 6.0 Litre Power Flush Toilet Leak

Toto Power Flush 6.0L Toilet

OK. I thought we were finished writing about our toilets for a while once we fixed, for the second time, our American Standard low flow toilet leak earlier this summer. I was wrong. When we were undergoing the major renovations to our now 22 year old bungalow back in 2007, we decided to go with a Toto 6.0L Power Flush toilet for our special needs daughters' bathroom and not the American Standard low flow toilets we put in our master bedroom en suite and in the main floor … [Read more...]

Exterior Toilet Leak – Part 3 – The Solution – Closet Flange Extension Kit

Toilet Seal Package

In Part 2, Bennett showed us the cause of the exterior toilet leak, that being insufficient seal between the toilet and the drain. So, what's the solution? First, Bennett's approach is to not reuse the Wax Bowl Ring. So he purchased a new one from Waterline whose packaging box is shown in the picture below. Second, he purchased the closet flange extension kit pictured below. These come two to a pack, one 1/2 inch high and the second 1/4 inch high. So, Bennett proceeded to … [Read more...]

Exterior Toilet Leak – Part 2 – Improper Toilet Installation

En Suite Toilet Improper Installation

In Part 1 we told you how we came across the leak from our en suite toilet onto the basement ceiling tile. So, to discover what was causing the leak, Bennett went upstairs into the en suite and removed the toilet (after first, of course, turning off the water to the toilet and then flushing the water out). Here is what he found. The toilet had not been properly installed in his opinion. Let me explain what he explained to me. In the above picture you see that dark brown circle … [Read more...]

Exterior Toilet Leak – Part 1 – Will The Madness Never End?

Stained Ceiling Tile

Two weeks ago we wrote about a leak that we had within our less than 1 year old toilet. Well, we are back again. This time it is a completely different leak How did I find it? Well, on the weekend I was about to make a trip to my local hardware / building materials supply store to purchase more ceiling tiles as I had run out replacing all of the basement ceiling tiles that been damaged by the water leaking from the en suite shower which was installed less than a year ago in our major … [Read more...]

Internal Toilet Leak – Part 3 – Toilet Leak Fixed

Toilet Tank Parts

In Part 2 we had received the replacement part for the internally leaking American Standard toilet. We also indicated the instructions from the customer support person on the phone: Unscrew 4 screws holding the current part Remove defective part Place new part Replace 4 screws to hold the new part Done Well, not quite. Here is what happened after steps 1 and 2: Um. It is now no longer a single part in one piece but in three pieces. Why? Well, just as there is in the … [Read more...]

Internal Toilet Leak – Part 2 – A New Part

Flush Tower

In Part 1 we identified that we had in internal leak in our less than 1 year old low-flow 6 Litre American Standard Champion toilet. From our investigation it was caused by the seal on the gasket which stops the water from leaving the tank. Once in a while it might have some debris preventing it from completely sealing. However, we checked and no such luck. Now, the nice things about toilets from American Standard is that they have a 10 year warranty. Other manufacturers might as well, I … [Read more...]

Internal Toilet Leak – Part 1 – There It Goes Again

American Standard Champion Toilet 1

Those of you who are regular visitors to DailyHomeRenoTips.com know all about our water leak issue in the basement ceiling and how it was caused by improper installation of the flow in our en suite shower. In fact you know that we wrote an entire series of articles on it (there was so much to tell). So, you know that by now we are pretty gun shy when it comes to water leaks. A few weeks ago we started to notice that the water was going on and off inside the house by itself. Now, this in … [Read more...]

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